The Red Sox selected Weber to the major-league roster prior to Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
This will mark Weber's first trip to the big leagues this season, though the right-hander has logged 157.1 major-league innings across 59 appearances (16 starts) across parts of six seasons. He'll join the Boston bullpen, with Brandon Brennan being designated for assignment in a corresponding roster move.
When Weber was outrighted off Boston's 40-man roster in November, he accepted a split contract that will pay him $800,000 if he's promoted to the big leagues during the 2021 season, Chad Jennings of The Athletic reports.
He would have been arbitration eligible this offseason but the Red Sox found a way to keep him in the organization without giving him a 40-man roster spot or having to non-tender him ahead of Wednesday's deadline. Weber logged a 4.40 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 52.5 percent groundball rate last season. His lack of strikeouts (14.6 K%) limits him to mostly low-leverage roles.
Weber cleared waivers Wednesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Weber was designated for assignment Friday, but he wasn't claimed on waivers and will remain in the organization going forward. The right-hander posted a 4.40 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over 43 innings in 2020.
Weber was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Friday.
Boston added seven prospects to its 40-man roster as protection from the Rule 5 draft, and Weber ended up being a roster casualty. The 30-year-old righty logged a 4.40 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 43 innings in 2020.
Weber (1-3) allowed two runs (zero earned) on three hits while striking out three across three innings in a 6-5 loss to the Yankees on Friday.
Weber entered in the 10th inning and got a quick 1-2-3 inning, but he came back out for the 11th after his team failed to score and immediately gave up a single to Luke Voit which brought around Mike Tauchman to put the Yankees up 5-4. The Red Sox were able to tie it back up once again and so Weber trotted back out for the 12th and surrendered a two-out double to DJ LeMahieu to put the Yankees back up again. The Red Sox were unable to match it in the bottom of the inning, giving Weber his third loss of 2020. The right-hander has a 4.76 ERA and a troublesome 24:14 K:BB across 39.2 innings this season.
Weber retired both of the hitters he faced en route to notching his third hold of the season in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Marlins.
Weber appeared as though he might have earned another look in Boston's rotation after he held the Blue Jays to two runs over five innings Sept. 5, but his last three appearances have come out of the bullpen. With rookie Tanner Houck having entered the rotation this week and Nick Pivetta expected to receive the opportunity to start next week, Weber is expected to fill a relief role over Boston's final nine games.
Weber improved to 1-2 after working 2.1 innings out of the bullpen and giving up a run on two hits and a walk while striking out four in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Rays.
Weber had started in his last two appearances and fared respectably, but due to a pair of off days this week (Monday and Wednesday) and the expected return of Nathan Eovaldi (calf) from the injured list this weekend, the 30-year-old right-hander was available out of the bullpen. He came on in relief of starter Mike Kickham in the bottom of the fifth and was able to preserve Boston's one-run lead, picking up his first win of the season in the process. Weber will likely slot back into the rotation in next week's series with the Marlins when a fifth starter is needed again.
Weber allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out two over five innings in a no-decision versus the Blue Jays on Saturday.
The runs against Weber came on a Teoscar Hernandez solo shot in the second inning and a fourth-inning Travis Shaw double. Weber now has a 5.45 ERA and 1.42 WHIP through 33 innings this season. It's unclear if the right-hander will get another turn in the rotation.
Weber will start Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Weber has improved while working out of the bullpen following a shaky beginning to the season as a starter. He last pitched Tuesday when he worked four innings against the Braves. The soft-tossing right-hander is getting a second chance in the rotation.
Weber allowed two runs on four hits and struck out two over four innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Tuesday.
Weber, who began the abbreviated season as a member of the rotation, returned to start Tuesday after poor results early on. Boston's rotation is thin, so Weber could get more starts before the end of the season. Weber has a 5.79 ERA (6.75 FIP) over 28 innings.
Weber will step into the rotation to start Tuesday's game against the Braves, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Weber has bounced between the rotation and the bullpen on multiple occasions just over a month into the season, which speaks to the Red Sox's dearth of appealing starting options more than anything else. Manager Ron Roenicke has been unwilling to commit to Kyle Hart receiving another turn through the rotation, so a strong showing by Weber on Tuesday could be enough for the right-hander to receive additional starts.
Weber allowed one run on five hits over six innings out of the bullpen in Wednesday's 9-5 loss to the Rays. He struck out four and did not issue a walk.
Weber deserves credit for keeping the Red Sox from getting completely blown out after Zack Godley gave up eight runs in three innings to begin the game. It would not be a surprise to see the two flip-flop roles, with Godley following in relief of Weber next week. The Red Sox face the Yankees on Monday, so it's mostly moot for fantasy purposes as neither player would be a worthwhile gamble in such a tough matchup.
Weber was recalled by Boston on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Weber made three poor starts for the Red Sox earlier this season, posing a 9.90 ERA, a 2.40 and a 3:9 K:BB. There's been no indication that he'll be a starter this time around, as he'll return to the roster in place of outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who landed on the injured list with a strained right rib cage in a corresponding move.
Weber was optioned to the Red Sox's alternate training site Friday.
Weber has made three starts this season, but none have been good. He's thrown a total of just 10 innings, allowing 11 runs on 15 hits, including five homers. His 3:9 K:BB is perhaps even worse than his 9.90 ERA and 2.40 WHIP. The Red Sox are desperate for help in their beat-up rotation, but it's not clear that Weber can provide that help. Dylan Covey was recalled in a corresponding move.
Weber didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jays, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks over three innings. He struck out three.
The Red Sox continue to keep Weber on a short leash. The right-hander threw 64 pitches (39 strikes) before getting the hook, and he has yet to finish the fourth inning in any of his three starts so far. Weber's 9.90 ERA and 2.40 WHIP certainly don't provide the club with much reason to extend him further. Boston's rotation woes give the team little option but to keep trotting the 29-year-old out there, with his next start scheduled for Wednesday at home against the Rays, but Weber is far from being any kind of fantasy asset.
Weber (0-2) allowed three runs on four hits and four walks while failing to record a strikeout over 3.1 innings as he was charged with the loss Friday against the Yankees.
After struggling in his season debut, Weber couldn't find a groove once again Friday, allowing two home runs prior to being pulled. Despite his early-season woes, manager Ron Roenicke expressed confidence in the right-hander after the game and said that he should maintain his spot in the rotation going forward. Weber's next start should come next Friday at home against the Blue Jays.
Weber (0-1) allowed six runs on six hits and three walks while striking out zero over 3.2 innings as he was charged with the loss Sunday against the Orioles.
Weber was relatively effective in his final tuneup Tuesday, but the Orioles got off to a hot start Sunday, scoring runs in three of the first four innings before Weber was pulled. The right-hander gave up two home runs while failing to record a strikeout in his short start. Weber made 18 appearances (three starts) in his first season with the Red Sox last year, recording a 5.09 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 40.2 innings. He'll look to turn things around on the road against the Yankees on Friday.
Weber allowed four runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six over six innings in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Blue Jays.
Weber looked ready to assume Boston's No. 3 starter spot for five innings before tiring in his final frame. The low-velocity hurler allowed two runs over the first five innings, but Rowdy Tellez took him deep in the sixth. Weber, an offspeed specialist, is expected to start the third game of the season.
Weber threw 79 pitches across four innings during Saturday's intrasquad game, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Weber was effective for the first three innings before tiring in the first fourth inning he's pitched since spring training. "Yeah, I got tired, but it was a mechanical adjustment I will fix in my next bullpen and carry it on into the game," said the soft-tossing right-hander. Weber had a dominant spring, pitching nine scoreless innings, walking none and striking out 11 over three starts. That performance stands in contrast to his career statistics in the major leagues (5.04 ERA), but he's worked his way into a rotation spot in 2020. With Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) possibly headed to the injured list, Weber is expected to start the third game of the season.
Weber threw live batting practice to several Red Sox regulars Monday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Weber's strong spring put him in line for the No. 4 starter, and there's been nothing to diminish that outlook. He doesn't throw hard, but Weber changes speeds and commands. "Ryan is so consistent, so pinpoint, his stuff is so consistent," said center fielder Jackie Bradley. "Inside, outside, cutting it, two-seaming it, sliding it, curving it, he's looking good right now. I'm glad he's on our side." If he's named the fourth starter, Weber would be make his regular season debut July 27, at home against the Mets.
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