Brewer (finger) was removed from Boston's 60-player pool Thursday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
The 27-year-old was already ruled out for the season after being moved to the 45-day injured list, and his removal from the pool allows the team to add another player. Brewer had a 5.61 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 25:14 K:BB over 25.2 innings before going down with the injury.
Brewer (finger) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Friday.
Brewer suffered a right third finger strain at the end of August, and his season will come to an end after landing on the 45-day injured list. The right-hander faltered a bit in his two most recent appearances, and he'll finish the 2020 campaign with a 5.61 ERA and 1.75 WHIP over 25.2 innings. It wouldn't be surprising to see him ready for spring training in 2021. Domingo Tapia's contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Brewer was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right third finger strain, retroactive to Sept. 1.
Brewer labored through his most recent start as he took the loss while allowing five runs over four innings. His injury could have played a role in his struggles, and he'll now miss at least one turn through the rotation while he recovers. It's unclear how much time Brewer is set to miss. Right-hander Marcus Walden was recalled from alternate camp in a corresponding move.
Brewer (0-3) allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks over four innings Monday, striking out four and taking the loss against Atlanta.
Brewer had allowed just one run through three innings before allowing a solo blast to Adam Duvall in the fourth. Things got out of hand in the fifth when the 27-year-old allowed the first three batters to reach base. He was yanked from the game but was charged with those three runs on Austin Riley's bases-clearing triple. Brewer will carry a 5.61 ERA into a home start against Toronto this weekend.
Brewer (0-2) picked up the loss as the fill-in starter against the Blue Jays on Wednesday. He allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four over 3.2 innings.
Brewer is like an opener-plus for Boston, having thrown 7.2 innings in his two appearances at the start of games. He did not enjoy as much success the second time out, surrendering three home runs to the Blue Jays after pitching four scoreless against the Orioles last Friday. He lines up next to pitch Monday at home against the Braves.
Brewer will serve as the opener Wednesday against the Blue Jays, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Brewer was initially scheduled to open for Darwinzon Hernandez on Thursday, but the duo will be pushed up after Nathan Eovaldi (calf) had his start pushed back to Saturday. Brewer was effective in his last appearance as an opener, tossing four scoreless innings while allowing three hits and two walks. He struck out two during that outing.
Brewer started Friday's game and lasted four innings while allowing no runs on three hits, two walks and two strikeouts. He did not factor into the decision.
Brewer had just appeared out of the bullpen Wednesday so it came as a bit of a surprise that the Red Sox chose to go with him to start Friday's contest. It was just the second start of his major-league career, but Brewer was able to work through four innings on 71 pitches before being piggybacked by Darwinzon Hernandez. Given his success Friday, Brewer could receive another opportunity as an opener unless the Red Sox need to use him out of the bullpen in the coming days.
Manager Ron Roenicke announced Thursday that Brewer will open Friday's game against the Orioles, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Brewer has worked as both an opener and reliever for Boston this season. The right-hander will get the ball to start Friday's matchup against Baltimore, with Darwinzon Hernandez expected to follow him.
Brewer came on in relief during Tuesday's 13-6 loss to the Phillies, working 1.1 innings while giving up a run on two hits and striking out three.
Brewer's previous two outings had come as a starter and primary pitcher, but he was used in a more traditional bullpen role Tuesday, which signals that he likely won't stick in the rotation when Boston next requires a fifth starter Friday in Baltimore. Long reliever Ryan Weber could be the top candidate to make a spot start Friday, provided he goes unused out of the bullpen Wednesday and Thursday.
Brewer (0-1) made his first MLB start and was handed the loss Friday against the Yankees. He allowed two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two over 2.2 innings.
Brewer, who normally pitches in a long-relief role, labored through 73 pitches as the opener in a line of relievers. He's posted a 4.26 ERA with 12 strikeouts and eight walks over 12.2 innings.
Brewer will start Friday's game against the Yankees, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
The 27-year-old has allowed four runs with a 10:5 K:BB through 10 innings out of the bullpen this season (and had a 4.12 ERA over 54.2 innings last year), but he's set to make his first big-league start in New York. Brewer covered three innings on 52 pitches in his last outing, so he should be able to progress to at least four innings Friday, if he pitches well enough.
Brewer threw three innings during Monday's 8-7 loss to the Rays as the bulk reliever, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out two. He didn't factor into the decision.
After Ryan Brasier tossed a scoreless first inning as the opener for Boston, Brewer entered the game with a 3-0 lead and quickly let Tampa start its comeback. The 27-year-old threw 52 pitches (37 strikes) in his longest appearance yet this season, but Brewer likely wasn't effective enough to officially join the rotation moving forward. Still, the Red Sox don't have many other options right now. If he stays on schedule, look for Brewer to handle a big workload out of the bullpen again in Friday's road game against the Yankees.
Manager Ron Roenicke said that Brewer won't start Monday against the Rays, but the right-hander is still expected to see the heaviest workload out of the bullpen behind opener Ryan Brasier, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Brasier hasn't covered more than an inning in any of his five appearances this season, so he's highly unlikely to cover more than two frames before bowing out of the contest. Once Brasier exits, Brewer profiles as the top candidate in the Boston bullpen to eat innings, though he shouldn't be viewed as the "primary pitcher" teams typically like to deploy behind openers. Brewer hasn't tossed more than 44 pitches in any outing this season, so he likely won't be asked to push much further past that count Monday.
Manager Ron Roenicke said Brewer will likely cover a bulk of the innings for Monday's game against the Rays, either as a long reliever or a traditional starter, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Desperate for answers in the rotation, the Red Sox will give Brewer a trial in the bulk role for what should resemble a bullpen game in the series opener with Tampa Bay. Considering Brewer hasn't tossed more than 44 pitches in any of his five appearances on the season, Roenicke likely won't ask him to push beyond the 60-to-75-pitch range Monday.
Brewer walked one and struck out two over a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Rays.
Brewer was groomed as a low-leverage reliever that could serve in multiple-inning situations during spring training and summer camp. He's made four appearances thus far: twice for bulk innings early in games and twice in mop-up roles. With the back end of Boston's rotation in flux, Brewer could pop up as an opener when not serving in low-impact situations. In six innings, he's allowed two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out eight.
Brewer was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Brewer looked sharp before spring training was put on hold, posting a 2.16 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 9:2 K:BB across 8.1 innings, but he's still on track to open the year in the minors. The righty is a candidate to shuttle between Boston and Pawtucket in 2020.
Brewer allowed one hit and struck out three over 2.2 scoreless relief innings in Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.
Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke was impressed enough with Brewer's outing that he said the right-hander will be stretched out even further in a "B" game on the back fields, Dawn Klemish of MLB.com reports. "He's throwing the ball great," Roenicke said. "He's so much more aggressive in the strike zone. Last year was kind of off and on ... but right now, what I see, he's just getting after it. Just going right at people." If the Red Sox opt to use an opener in lieu of a fifth starter or as a stopgap while Chris Sale (elbow) is out of action, Brewer will part of that crew.
Brewer was called up by Boston on Wednesday.
Brewer has spent most of the season in Boston. His 4.31 ERA is adequate enough, but both his 19.6 percent strikeout rate and 13.8 percent walk rate are poor.
The Red Sox optioned Brewer to Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.
Brewer covered three innings in relief over the past three days and appeared in both ends of Saturday's doubleheader with the Yankees. Since he was unlikely to be available out of the bullpen in the next day or two, the Red Sox likely demoted Brewer mainly for the purpose of swapping him out with a fresh arm in Ryan Weber, who was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Brewer picked up his third hold, working a scoreless eighth inning in Monday's 2-0 win over the Twins.
Brewer, who has not allowed a run in seven June games, put the first two men on before wriggling out of the jam. Manager Alex Cora turned to Brewer to protect a 1-0 lead in the eighth, as Boston's regular eighth-inning relievers had thrown a lot of pitches of late. Prior to his scoreless run this month, Brewer had a 5.87 ERA and 1.74 WHIP in 23 innings.
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|08/31||vs ATL||L 3-6||1||4.0||8||5||2||4|
|08/26||@ TOR||L 1-9||1||3.2||5||4||2||4|
|08/21||@ BAL||W 8-5||4.0||3||0||2||2|
|08/18||vs PHI||L 6-13||1.1||2||1||0||3|
|08/14||@ NYY||L 3-10||1||2.2||4||2||3||2|
|08/10||vs TB||L 7-8||3.0||5||2||2||2|
|08/07||vs TOR||W 5-3||1.0||0||0||0||0|
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|2015||AFX-West Virginia Power||119.1||22||22||0||5||9||0||99||37||118||4.91||1.301|
|2018||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||48.0||37||0||0||3||4||3||63||15||40||3.75||1.146|
|2019||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||11.0||9||0||0||2||3||0||10||7||14||4.91||1.909|