Tapia was optioned to the Mariners' alternate training site Tuesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Tapia gave up four hits in two innings over two appearances, but he did not allow a run. He should continue to serve as organizational bullpen depth.
Tapia, just recalled from the alternate training site Thursday, fired a scoreless ninth inning during which he allowed two hits and didn't record any walks or strikeouts in a loss to the Angels on Saturday.
The big right-hander's promotion to the big-league roster was a direct result of Marco Gonzales' (forearm) placement on the injured list, so his stay may not last beyond his teammate's absence. However, manager Scott Servais saw Saturday's low-leverage scenario as a good opportunity to get a look at Tapia, who posted a 2.08 ERA and 1.38 WHIP across his first 4.1 big-league innings with the Red Sox in 2020.
Tapia was recalled by the Mariners on Thursday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Tapia joins the roster with Marco Gonzales (forearm) landing on the injured list. While he'll take Gonzales' roster spot, he's unlikely to fill in for him in the rotation, as he's been almost exclusively a reliever in recent seasons. He struggled to a 5.18 ERA in 66 innings at the Triple-A level in 2019 before allowing one run in 4.1 innings in his big-league debut for the Red Sox last year.
Tapia (oblique) will be included on the Mariners' taxi squad for their upcoming eight-game road trip that begins Thursday in Boston, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.
Tapia's inclusion on the taxi squad implies that he's healthy again after he missed a good chunk of time in spring training due to a right oblique strain. If Tapia isn't called up from the taxi squad at any point during the road trip, he'll likely be making his 2021 debut at Triple-A Tacoma, which is set to begin its season in May.
Tapia (oblique) was optioned to the alternate training site Wednesday, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.
The 29-year-old suffered an oblique strain in early March and missed out on Seattle's Opening Day roster. Tapia appears to be in the final stages of his recovery after completing a 20-pitch simulated game last week, and he should be available for promotion relatively soon.
Tapia (oblique) threw 20 pitches in a simulated game Friday afternoon and consistently kept his fastball in the 97-98 mph range, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
The encouraging outing marked Tapia's first appearance since straining his oblique March 8. The amount of time the right-hander has missed has likely eliminated any chance of making the Opening Day roster. Tapia, who posted a 2.08 ERA across 4.1 innings in his first five big-league appearances with the Red Sox last season, could definitely log time in the majors at some point in the 2021 campaign.
Tapia (oblique) will play catch Wednesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Tapia was diagnosed with a strained right oblique at the start of last week. He'll wind up being shut down for just over a week, and the delay may make it tough for him to get up to speed by Opening Day.
Tapia was diagnosed with a strained right oblique Monday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Tapia was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox in October and is in the mix for a bullpen spot, though the injury may take him out of consideration for the Opening Day roster depending on how much time he's forced to miss. He allowed one run in 4.1 innings in his big-league debut last year.
Tapia (biceps) was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Friday.
The 29-year-old was designated for assignment by the Red Sox, and the Mariners didn't allow him to pass by on the waiver wire. Tapia made his big-league debut in 2020 and gave up one run on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks over 4.1 innings before landing on the injured list with a right biceps contusion. Barring a setback, the right-hander shouldn't have any issues being ready for the start of spring training in February.
Tapia was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right biceps contusion Friday.
While the injury doesn't appear to be a particularly significant one, its timing means Tapia is done for the year. He made five appearances this season in his big-league debut, allowing one run on four hits in 4.1 innings of relief work. Austin Brice (lat) returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Tapia's contract was selected by the Red Sox on Friday.
Tapia was part of the Red Sox's 60-man roster during camp, and he'll now be in line to make his major-league debut after Josh Taylor (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list. Tapia played at the Triple-A level over the past two seasons, recording a 4.33 ERA, 97:58 K:BB and 1.46 WHIP over 129 innings. His strikeout numbers don't jump off the page, and he's unlikely to play a very prominent role in Boston's bullpen.
Tapia was added to the Red Sox's 60-man player pool.
Tapia, who is not on the 40-man roster, spent his first year with the Red Sox in 2019, playing a full season at Triple-A Pawtucket. He was used out of the bullpen 43 times and made one start for the PawSox. The 28-year-old has spent 10 seasons in the minors, never reaching MLB, and has 94 games worth of experience at the Triple-A level. Tapia's role in 2020 will be no different than it was in 2019: an available bullpen arm that may get called up in case of an injury to a member of Boston's bullpen. Even then, there will be several other relievers considered before Tapia.
Tapia signed a minor-league contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
It's unclear if the deal includes an invitation to spring training, but either way, Tapia seems more likely to serve as organizational bullpen depth in 2019. The 27-year-old, who has yet to reach the majors, spent the majority of the 2018 campaign with Triple-A Louisville, posting a 3.43 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 45:26 K:BB across 63 innings.
Tapia resigned with the Reds on a minor-league contract Monday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
The right-hander spent much of last season with Double-A Pensacola, producing a 4.03 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP in 82.2 frames. Tapia struck out nearly a batter per inning, but his .283 BAA with the Blue Wahoos will likely limit him to an organizational depth role for another year.
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|05/03||vs BAL||L 3-5||1.0||2||0||1||1|
|05/01||vs LAA||L 5-10||1.0||2||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2012||AFX-Savannah Sand Gnats||108.2||20||19||0||6||5||0||101||32||92||3.99||1.146|
|2013||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||101.1||23||22||0||3||9||0||89||63||87||4.63||1.484|
|2014||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||109.0||21||21||0||6||8||0||56||51||104||3.96||1.422|
|2016||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||28.0||19||0||0||0||2||0||24||13||35||3.54||1.714|
|2017||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||82.2||35||9||0||4||6||1||81||25||93||4.05||1.435|
|2018||AAX-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||2.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||3||9.00||3.000|
|2019||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||66.0||44||1||0||5||4||2||52||32||74||5.18||1.606|