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August 16, 2018 12:21 PM
Blaine Boyer: Granted release by Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer was cut loose by the Royals on Wednesday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.

Boyer will look for a new home after recently returning from the 60-day DL (back). He has been limited to just 21.2 innings of work in the big leagues this season, logging an unsightly 12.05 ERA and 2.08 WHIP. In a corresponding move, Jorge Lopez was called up from Triple-A Omaha.

August 12, 2018 12:24 PM
Royals' Blaine Boyer: Returns from 60-day DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer (back) was activated off the 60-day disabled list Sunday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.

Boyer has been on the disabled list since late May with a lower-back strain. The veteran right-hander has a 11.76 ERA, 2.08 WHIP and only nine strikeouts over 20.2 innings this season.

July 23, 2018 12:52 AM
Royals' Blaine Boyer: To begin rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer (back) will start a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Boyer has been on the shelf with a lower-back strain since May 30, but it's good to see he's progressing toward a return. He'll be eligible to return at the end of July, although it remains unknown if he'll require more time before coming off the 60-day disabled list.

July 5, 2018 08:04 PM
Royals' Blaine Boyer: Shifted to 60-day DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer (back) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday.

The Royals had to clear a spot on the 40-man roster after claiming Enny Romero off waivers, and did so by transferring Boyer to the 60-day DL. Boyer has been on the shelf since May 30 and will now be ineligible to return until the end of July.

May 30, 2018 07:20 PM
Royals' Blaine Boyer: Lands on DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a lower-back strain.

It's unclear when Boyer suffered the injury, but he last pitched Monday against Minnesota. The 36-year-old reliever has appeared in 20 games, posting a 11.76 ERA with nine strikeouts across 20.2 innings this season. Trevor Oaks was recalled from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.

April 29, 2018 08:20 PM
Royals' Blaine Boyer: Notches first save of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer worked around a hit in a scoreless inning of work to earn his first save of the season Sunday against the White Sox.

With Kelvin Herrera having worked each of the previous three days, Boyer was called upon to protect a one-run lead in the ninth. He threw 11 of 14 pitches for strikes, allowing just an infield single before retiring the side. Boyer did well with his opportunity, but save situations should be earmarked for Herrera when healthy and available.

March 29, 2018 03:36 PM
Royals' Blaine Boyer: Snags Opening Day roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer earned an Opening Day roster spot for the Royals, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.

Boyer will likely work out of a middle-relief this season, similar to his job with Boston in 2017. Throughout the course of last year, he logged a 4.35 ERA and 1.55 WHIP with a 33:14 K:BB over 41.1 innings.

February 7, 2018 10:20 PM
Royals' Blaine Boyer: Inks minor-league deal with Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Wednesday which includes an invitation to spring training.

Boyer spent the entire 2017 campaign in a middle-relief role for the Red Sox, finishing the year with an unremarkable 4.35 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 33:14 K:BB across 41.1 innings of work. The veteran reliever has logged 40 innings in each of the previous four seasons, posting a serviceable 3.51 ERA over that stretch, so he'll push for a low-to-mid-leverage role in the Royals' Opening Day bullpen this spring.

August 24, 2017 12:44 PM
Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Reinstated from DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer (neck) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, Scott Lauber of ESPN reports.

Boyer sports a 3.21 ERA in 28 innings for the BoSox this year. The right-hander has less than compelling indicators, though, with 21 strikeouts and nine walks. He'll work the middle innings and low-leverage spots.

August 23, 2017 11:28 PM
Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Set to return Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer (neck) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

Boyer pitched a scoreless inning in his only rehab appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, and that was apparently enough for the Red Sox to feel comfortable bringing him off the DL. He compiled a 3.21 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 28 innings with the big club earlier in the season. When he returns, he'll likely return to pitching low-leverage innings out of the big-league bullpen.

August 22, 2017 10:48 AM
Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Kicks off rehab assignment Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer (neck) made a rehab appearance with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, tossing a scoreless inning and giving up one hit.

Boyer has been sidelined for about two weeks with the strained neck. Given the brevity of his absence, he'll likely only need one or two more rehab appearances before the Red Sox feel comfortable with bringing him off the 10-day disabled list. Boyer, who has supplied a 3.21 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 28 innings with the big club this season, will likely see low-leverage work out of the bullpen once reinstated.

August 9, 2017 02:28 AM
Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Heads back to DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a neck strain, Sean McAdam of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

It's unclear when the injury cropped up on Boyer, but it's apparently bothersome enough to warrant a trip to the disabled list. It's tough timing for the 36-year-old, who recently returned from the DL after missing most of July with an elbow issue. The move is retroactive to Aug. 6, so he'll be eligible to return Aug. 16 should he be ready. In the meantime, the Red Sox will stick with Heath Hembree, Fernando Abad and Brandon Workman as middle-relief options.

July 26, 2017 12:32 PM
Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Activated from disabled list Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer (elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day DL prior to Wednesday's game against Seattle, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

Boyer rejoins the big-league club after spending 10 days on the disabled list with elbow tightness, taking the place of Ben Taylor, who was placed on the DL due to an intercostal strain in a corresponding move. On the year, Boyer has posted a 3.00 ERA with a 1.38 WHIP over the course of 18 appearances, and should slide into the back-end of the bullpen moving forward.

July 26, 2017 09:20 AM
Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Will be activated Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox plan to activate Boyer (elbow) from the 10-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game against the Mariners, Jen McCaffrey of The Springfield Republican reports.

It's expected that Boyer will replace Ben Taylor in the bullpen, with the latter heading to the DL in a corresponding move due to an oblique issue. Boyer, who owns a 3.00 ERA and 20:6 K:BB over 24 innings this season, will likely see most of his usage in lower-leverage situations.

July 18, 2017 06:00 PM
Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Given clean bill of health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer was given a clean bill of health after his forearm scare over the weekend, and was able to throw off flat ground Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

He is on the 10-day DL, so he can't return to action just yet, but it sounds like he will only be on the DL for the minimum 10 days. Boyer has a 3.00 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 20:6 K:BB in 24 innings out of Boston's bullpen this year.

July 16, 2017 10:36 AM
Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Placed on DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer (elbow) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

Boyer was forced to leave Saturday's game when he experienced elbow tightness after an inning of relief. He was replaced on the active roster by Austin Maddox.

July 16, 2017 12:04 AM
Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Leaves game with elbow tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer exited Saturday's game against the Yankees with elbow tightness, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

Boyer was lifted from his relief outing while warming up prior to the 13th inning, an unfortunate exit after he pitched a scoreless frame in the 12th. Trainers will likely evaluate the severity of the injury over the next couple days before deciding on a firm course of action, though the team may be forced to make a quick transaction thanks to a looming doubleheader Sunday.

July 16, 2017 12:04 AM
Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Exits with injury Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer was forced to leave Saturday's relief appearance in the 13th inning with an apparent injury, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Boyer worked a scoreless 12th inning and was out warming up for the 13th when he was visited by a trainer and subsequently lifted from the game. The details of the ailment remain unclear, though the team will likely update his status after the game, so consider him day-to-day moving forward. Boyer has become a rather consistent middle reliever for the Boston bullpen this year, posting a 3.00 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 23 innings.

June 24, 2017 12:40 PM
Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Respectable since promotion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boyer has allowed five runs and struck out 10 over 13.2 innings this season.

The veteran right-hander was promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket in late May and has recorded a loss and a hold in 11 appearances. Boyer has given up three or more hits in five of his outings and carries a 1.54 WHIP in mostly low-leverage situations, which doesn't inspire confidence moving forward.

May 28, 2017 10:04 AM
Red Sox's Blaine Boyer: Promoted to big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox purchased Boyer's contract from Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday.

Boyer attended spring training with the Braves as a non-roster invitee, but after being informed he wouldn't make the Opening Day roster, he requested his release and inked a minor-league deal with the Red Sox in April. After compiling a 3.14 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over 14.1 innings in relief with Pawtucket, Boyer will be rewarded with a promotion to the big club, replacing Brian Johnson on the active roster. It's not expected that Boyer will see high-leverage work out of the bullpen initially, but with the Red Sox short on capable middle-relief options, he could move up the pecking order quickly if he's able to find success in his initial appearances.

Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2000R-Braves 32.111501312719242.521.340
2001R-Danville 50.0131204505719484.321.340
2002A-Macon 70.143005917339523.081.298
2003A-Rome136.2302611280115581463.701.498
2004A-Myrtle Bch154.0282801010095491382.981.214
2005AA-Mississippi 48.114802404018625.051.663
2007AAA-Richmond 73.1211204326250764.311.724
2010AAA-Reno Aces 6.05001029151.501.000
2011AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals 10.033011011365.400.900
2011AAA-Memphis Redbirds 16.0440020593413.502.688
2011AAA-Indianapolis Indians 8.01100000891413.502.875
2013AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers 15.01300011183153.001.200
2014AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas 29.02500127286263.101.103
2017AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 15.11100022127132.981.325
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/225
Birthdate:
07/11/1981
Age:
38
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:

MLB Experience:
12