Boxberger (shoulder) is expected to be available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's game against the Royals after he checked out fine following a throwing session Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
The Brewers have stayed away from Boxberger for their past two games while he's dealt with a stiff right shoulder, but his ability to throw Tuesday without discomfort seemingly clears up any threat of him landing on the injured list. With 12 holds and three saves to go with a 3.03 ERA and 1.14 WHIP over 42 appearances this season, Boxberger has become a trusted late-inning arm for manager Craig Counsell.
Boxberger (shoulder) said following his Tuesday throwing session that he's confident he'll avoid a trip to the injured list, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Boxberger exited Saturday's game after experiencing stiffness in his throwing shoulder. The right-hander threw Tuesday for the first time since the issue arose, and it sounds like he's trending toward remaining on the active roster. The right-hander seems very unlikely to pitch in Tuesday's game against Kansas City, but assuming he does indeed avoid the IL, a Wednesday return to the mound could be in the realm of possibility.
Boxberger (shoulder) played catch Tuesday so the team could evaluate him, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Boxberger pitched in the first two games of the second half but left Saturday's contest with the shoulder issue. It's good news that he hasn't been shut down completely, but the Brewers won't know whether he needs a trip to the injured list until they see how his shoulder responds to the throwing session.
Manager Craig Counsell said following Saturday's win over the Reds that Boxberger exited the contest with right shoulder stiffness, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Boxberger left after allowing a game-tying homer to Jonathan India in the bottom of the eighth inning. His velocity appeared to be down during the relief appearance, which makes sense given that he is dealing with a shoulder issue. The skipper labeled the right-hander day-to-day, so it remains to be seen if he'll be available for Sunday's series finale.
Boxberger left Saturday's game against Cincinnati due to an undisclosed injury, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Boxberger entered with the Brewers leading 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth, but he quickly exited after allowing a game-tying homer to Jonathan India. Per Nightengale, the right-hander's velocity was down. Milwaukee will likely provide an update following Saturday's game, and until then, the reliever can be considered day-to-day.
Boxberger allowed one hit over a scoreless ninth inning Sunday and picked up a save against Colorado.
Boxberger worked around a two-out single by Trevor Story to finish off the 7-6 win Sunday. The 33-year-old has now converted all three of his save chances this season, including two in June. He owns a 3.03 ERA and a 31:8 K:BB through 29.2 innings.
Boxberger allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning Friday, striking out one batter and earning a save over Arizona.
Boxberger gave up a leadoff single to Carson Kelly but quickly finished off the next three batters to earn his first save since April 7. He's converted his only two save chances this season and has seven holds alongside a 3.04 ERA. He won't get regular looks in the ninth inning as long as Josh Hader is healthy and dealing.
Boxberger threw a scoreless 10th frame and picked up the win in Monday's extra-inning victory over the Tigers.
Boxberger spent the early portion of May working in middle relief, but he has played a more prominent role since the Brewers traded J.P. Feyereisen to the Rays on May 21, and that has resulted in him picking up two wins since that date. The veteran righty has allowed just one hit and posted a 6:2 K:BB in five scoreless innings over his last six appearances, so expect him to remain in the late-inning mix for the time being.
Boxberger (1-1) earned the win Sunday against the Reds, recording one strikeout and hitting one batter in one-third of an inning.
Boxberger recorded the final out of the fifth inning after striking out Eugenio Suarez, though he had previously loaded the bases when he hit Tucker Barnhart with a pitch. This was Boxberger's first win of the campaign. He's given up runs in two of his last seven appearances and owns a 4.41 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP across 16.1 innings on the season.
Boxberger retired the only batter he faced to earn the save in Wednesday's 4-2 extra-inning win over the Cubs.
Boxberger relieved J.P. Feyereisen with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning. The 32-year-old Boxberger got Ian Happ to fly out on six pitches to secure the Brewers' win. This was Boxberger's first save since the 2019 season when he played for the Royals. He has not allowed a baserunner nor recorded a strikeout in his first 1.1 innings this year. As long as Josh Hader is healthy, Boxberger shouldn't be expected to see many save chances.
The Brewers selected Boxberger's contract from their alternate site Tuesday.
Milwaukee created a spot for him on the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster, respectively, by transferring Justin Topa (elbow) to the 60-day injured list and trading Orlando Arcia to Atlanta. Boxberger appeared to have made a strong push for the Brewers' Opening Day roster coming out of spring training, but Milwaukee instead had him bide his time at the alternate site for a few days before a roster spot opened up. Though he has 77 career saves on his resume, Boxberger is expected to work in a middle-relief role for Milwaukee initially.
Boxberger re-signed Sunday with the Brewers on a minor-league contract.
Milwaukee released Boxberger earlier in the weekend after he was informed he wouldn't break camp with the big club, but he seemingly has renewed hope of making the Opening Day bullpen after reliever Justin Topa experienced elbow discomfort during his appearance in a "B" game Saturday. With manager Craig Counsell confirming that Topa would begin the season on the injured list, Boxberger would be a logical candidate to join the active roster if the Brewers decide to fill Topa's spot with another reliever.
Boxberger was released by the Brewers on Friday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
The 32-year-old was unable to secure a spot on the big-league roster to open the season, though Milwaukee apparently hopes to re-sign him to a minor-league deal. Boxberger had a 3.00 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 18:8 K:BB over 18 innings for the Marlins last season.
Boxberger struck out three batters over a perfect inning of relief in Wednesday's spring game.
It's been an up-and-down spring for Boxberger, who has looked sharp in five of his eight appearances but was tagged for eight earned runs in his other three. Despite the rough outings, he remains in the mix for a spot in the Brewers' bullpen.
Boxberger signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Sunday as a non-roster invitee, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN reports.
Boxberger made 23 relief appearances for the Marlins in 2020, posting a 3.00 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 18.0 innings. He'll now join his fifth team in as many seasons and will compete for a major-league roster spot with the Brewers during spring training.
Boxberger (1-0) walked one in a scoreless ninth inning and earned the win against the Yankees on Friday.
Boxberger walked Giancarlo Stanton to open the ninth but was able to induce a 6-4-3 double play and another groundout to send the game into extras. The Marlins would end up taking the lead in the top half of the 10th, which put Boxberger in line for his first win of 2020. The 32-year-old has a 3.00 ERA and an 18:8 K:BB across 18 innings and has become a reliable late-inning bullpen option for Miami.
Boxberger struck out one in a perfect eighth inning to record his second hold of the season in a win over the Nationals on Friday.
The veteran right-hander has emerged as a reliable bridge to closer Brandon Kintzler. Boxberger has only been scored upon once in nine appearances, posting a 2.35 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB over 7.2 innings, and his fastball velocity has returned -- he topped out at 94.4 mph in Friday's outing. If anything were to remove Kintzler from the saves picture, Boxberger appears to be the likely next man up in the ninth for the Marlins.
Boxberger has made the Marlins' 30-man roster, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
He was added to the 40-man roster with this move. Frisaro notes that Boxberger is expected to pitch as a setup man. The 32-year-old righty saved 32 games for the Diamondbacks in 2018. If Brandon Kintzler struggles as the closer, or if manager Don Mattingly goes with a committee, Boxberger could add to his 77 career saves this season.
Boxberger is part of the Marlins' 60-man player pool, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
The veteran reliever was in camp on a minor-league deal, but he was in line to make the club prior to the shutdown, so this comes as no surprise. Brandon Kintzler, Ryne Stanek (back) and Yimi Garcia are better bets to get saves this year, but it wouldn't be that surprising if Boxberger got enough late-inning opportunities to record a couple saves in the condensed season.
Boxberger is expected to break camp with the Marlins, Craig Mish of SportsGrid reports.
The veteran is in camp as a non-roster invitee, but he's shown increased velocity and owns a strong 6:0 K:BB in 5.1 innings this spring while allowing just a single hit and a single run. With 77 career saves to his name, he has a shot to earn high-leverage work in Miami this season, though Brandon Kintzler is expected to open the year as the closer.
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|07/23||vs CHW||W 7-1||1.0||1||0||1||1|
|07/17||@ CIN||W 7-4||0.0||1||1||0||0|
|07/16||@ CIN||W 11-6||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|07/11||vs CIN||L 1-3||1.0||0||0||1||3|
|07/10||vs CIN||L 3-4||1.0||1||0||1||2|
|07/07||@ NYM||W 5-0||1.0||0||0||3||3|
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|2016||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||6.1||7||5||0||0||0||0||7||4||7||2.95||1.803|
|2017||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||4.0||4||4||0||0||1||0||6||2||6||11.25||2.000|