Brosseau (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The 27-year-old reported to Durham on Tuesday to begin a rehab assignment, but he'll simply join the Bulls on a semi-permanent basis instead. Brosseau could rejoin the Rays later in the season if the team needs a utility player.
Brosseau (oblique) joined the Rays' rookie-level Florida Complex League on Tuesday for a rehab assignment.
Brosseau has been on the shelf for just over a week with what appears to be a minor right oblique strain. He's not expected to be in store for a prolonged rehab period, but Brosseau may not have a spot on the MLB roster available for him once he's reinstated from the injured list. The recent promotions of switch-hitting infield prospects Wander Franco and Vidal Brujan to the big leagues has rendered the righty-hitting Brosseau redundant as a short-side platoon option for Tampa Bay. Per Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network, manager Kevin Cash said Tuesday that Brosseau will move his rehab to Triple-A Durham after playing just one game with the rookie club.
Brosseau (oblique) has resumed hitting off a tee, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Brosseau has been on the 10-day injured list with a strained right oblique since Friday, but he was able to resume baseball activities less than a week later. However, it's not yet clear when the 27-year-old could return to action.
Brosseau was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right oblique Friday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The 27-year-old was recalled by the Rays last week and went 2-for-11 with a double, an RBI and two runs in five appearances. Brosseau doesn't have an official timetable for his return since the severity of the injury remains unclear. Vidal Brujan was recalled in a corresponding move after he served as the 27th man for Thursday's doubleheader.
Brosseau was called up by the Rays on Tuesday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Brosseau has spent most of the season at the big-league level but has failed to accomplish much at the plate. He's struck out at a 33.1 percent clip while hitting .182/.264/.326 in 148 plate appearances.
Brosseau was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Brosseau rejoined the big-league roster Tuesday and went 1-for-7 with a run, two walks and a strikeout while appearing in three games. He's had inconsistent playing time in the majors but should be a more regular fixture in the lineup for Triple-A Durham.
Brosseau was recalled by the Rays on Tuesday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Brosseau had only just been sent down on Monday, but he'll head straight back to the active roster to fill the spot that had been occupied by Tyler Glasnow, who hit the injured list with elbow issues in a corresponding move. Brosseau will bat fifth and play second base Tuesday against the White Sox, though he's slated to step back into a part-time role after slashing .184/.259/.336 across 47 games to open the season.
Brosseau was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Monday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Brosseau had started in four of the last five games, and he went 3-for-13 with a double, two RBI and two strikeouts during that time. He'll now head to the minors after Ji-Man Choi (groin) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Brosseau owns a .174 average, .261 slugging percentage and 36.7 percent strikeout rate over the last 10 games.
The 27-year-old has simply been unable to get anything going at the plate this season, with a career-high 36.8 percent strikeout rate and unusually low .242 BABIP both playing major roles in his struggles. Part of the reason for the latter figure also appears to be Brosseau's doing, however; he's experienced nearly a 12.0 percent drop in hard contact from last season, going from 2020's 46.4 percent to a middling 34.8 percent across 125 plate appearances in 2021.
Brosseau entered Monday's extra-innings win over the Blue Jays as a defensive replacement in the bottom of the fourth inning and went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a run.
Brosseau's season slash line still stands at an abysmal .170/.231/.340, but bad as those numbers are, they're actually on the rise. The 27-year-old has hit .250 (4-for-16) with Monday's double, a home run, four RBI, two walks and two runs over the last six games. However, in a tangible reminder of his struggles this season, he's also struck out eight times during that span.
Brosseau is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Brosseau drew starts in the infield in each of the first three games of the series, when Toronto trotted out left-handed starting pitchers for each contest. With a righty (Trent Thornton) on the bump for Monday's series finale, the righty-hitting Brosseau will return to his familiar bench role. Expect Brosseau, who is slashing .167/.231/.333 on the season, to stick in a short-side platoon role while he remains on the active roster.
Brosseau went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs in Sunday's win over the Athletics.
Brosseau gave the Rays the game-winning fourth run with a solo home run off Cole Irvin in the sixth inning. The 27-year-old has been struggling at the plate of late, and the home run came at an ideal time seeing as how he was 2-for-14 in his past five games leading up to Sunday.
Brosseau went 1-for-5 with a two-run single and a run in a win over the Angels on Monday.
Brosseau's timely third-inning knock opened the scoring on the night. However, it also bears noting that three of the four outs Brosseau made came via strikeout -- a pervasive problem for him. The 27-year-old struck out at a 31.6 percent clip over 98 plate appearances in 2020, and Monday's trio of punchouts pushed this season's figure to 30.3 percent.
Brosseau will start at first base and bat sixth Thursday against the Athletics, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
He'll be filling in for Yandy Diaz, who gets a breather after starting the past seven games. Brosseau is making his sixth start in seven contests, but Thursday's will be his first against a right-handed starting pitcher (Chris Bassitt). Despite the uptick in opportunities of late, Brosseau still appears to be stuck in a short-side platoon role.
Brosseau went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Brosseau tied the game at three with a two-run home run off Robbie Ray in the sixth inning. The 27-year-old has been struggling at the plate as of late, with the home run being his only hit in his last four games. He has also struck out eight times during that stretch. He is slashing .214/.283/.429 in 46 plate appearances.
Brosseau went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and an additional run scored in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Rangers.
Thursday marked Brosseau's first home run and his first multi-hit game of the season. He doesn't play every day, but his position versatility earns him occasional starts. The 27-year-old has at least one hit in each of the four games he's started in this season. Brosseau has been productive in the limited opportunities he's received so far.
Brosseau, who went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run in an extra-inning loss to the Yankees on Sunday, has hit safely in four the five games he's appeared in.
The versatile Brosseau has already logged time at first base, second base and both corner outfield spots, and he's making his usual solid contributions at the plate as well over an early small sample of 15 plate appearances. Brosseau's reliable bat and defense should continue to afford him regular playing time as the season unfolds.
Brosseau, who Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports was forced from Tuesday's game against the Orioles after being hit in the back, went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a Grapefruit League win over the Pirates on Wednesday.
Brosseau's multi-hit effort Wednesday pushed his spring average to .300 and his RBI tally to five across nine Grapefruit League contests. The 27-year-old's prowess with the bat solidifies his Opening Day roster spot as a utility option who should see regular playing time thanks to the defensive versatility he displays alongside his impressive offensive skills.
Brosseau went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a Grapefruit League loss to the Red Sox on Friday.
The valued utility man is now hitting .333 (2-for-6) across three Grapefruit League contests, with both hits leaving the park. Following an impressive four-season, five-stop minor-league career, Brosseau has proven more than capable of handling major-league pitching with consistent success, posting a .284/.343/.500 line with 24 extra-base hits (12 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs) and 28 RBI across his first 240 plate appearances in Tampa Bay. With his ability to fill in all across the infield, left field and designated hitter, Brosseau should be able to carve out consistent playing time throughout the 2021 season.
Brosseau will get increased reps at shortstop during spring training, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Brosseau could begin the season in a depth role and work mainly against left-handed pitchers, but his increased defensive versatility could give him more opportunities to enter games as a pinch hitter or defensive substitution. The utility player appeared in 37 games for the Rays last year, posting a .936 OPS with five home runs and 12 RBI.
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|07/04||@ TOR||W 5-1||3||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|07/03||@ TOR||L 3-6||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/30||@ WAS||L 6-15||3||1||1||0||0||1||1|
|06/29||@ WAS||L 3-4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/18||@ SEA||L 1-5||2||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|06/16||@ CHW||L 7-8||2||1||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2017||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||19||69||13||23||3||0||1||10||5||15||4||3||.333||.425||.420|
|2017||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||80||302||50||96||21||2||6||32||26||48||5||7||.318||.393||.460|