Brewer (0-1) allowed a run on three hits while striking out one in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Brewer came on in the ninth inning of a tied game while Matt Barnes warmed in the bullpen, something manager Alex Cora had to explain following the game. "Where they were in the lineup, the way that Brewer has been throwing the ball, we liked him there," Cora told Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. "We felt the matchups were good for us. It just didn't work out." Brewer entered the game with a 0.00 ERA and just one hit allowed while striking out six in three innings.
Brewer has been awarded one of the spots in Boston's bullpen to start the season, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.
Brewer, who was acquired from the Padres during the offseason, had a rough go of it when he made his MLB debut last season. He still has options remaining, so Brewer could be on the Boston-Pawtucket shuttle in 2019. The right-hander had a 3.60 ERA over 10 Grapefruit League innings.
The Padres needed space on their 40-man roster for brighter prospects, so they dealt Brewer in order to clear things up a bit. The 26-year-old struggled in his first taste of the majors, allowing six runs on 15 hits in 9.2 innings of work. However, he did show potential at Triple-A, producing a 3.75 ERA and a 63:15 K:BB in 48 frames with El Paso. Brewer figures to compete for a bullpen role with the Red Sox, though he'll need to improve against big-league hitters during spring training to have a chance of sticking on the active roster.
Brewer was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday.
Brewer is back with the big club after finishing out the minor-league season with Triple-A El Paso. The 25-year-old has allowed six runs (two earned) on eight hits across 3.2 big-league innings this season, so he figures to work primarily in lower-leverage situations down the stretch. Brewer posted a respectable 3.75 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 63 strikeouts in 48 innings with the Chihuahuas this season.
Brewer (oblique) began a rehab assignment at Triple-A El Paso on Saturday and struck out two over a perfect inning during his appearance in the affiliate's 4-3 win over Las Vegas.
Brewer has been sidelined since July 22 with a left oblique strain, so he'll likely require at least a couple more appearances in the minors before the Padres bring him back from the 10-day disabled list. The right-hander will presumably be ticketed for middle-relief duties once he rejoins the big club.
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