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Rays | Brad Boxberger flawless in eighth inning

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:28:33 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (triceps) struck out one batter without allowing a base runner in the eighth inning of Tampa Bay's 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Wednesday, June 10.

Fantasy Tip: It is notable that Boxberger took care of the eighth inning and Jake McGee handled the ninth inning and recorded the save. Boxberger appears past his triceps tightness, but he might have been leapfrogged by McGee for saves situations. Both relievers hold value and should be owned in the majority of formats, though, as Boxberger isn't out of the closer conversation.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger dealing with triceps issue

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:28:01 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (triceps) has been dealing with tightness in his right triceps, but he said he'll be ready Tuesday, June 9. "I threw (off the mound Saturday) and everything felt well," Boxberger said. "I'll be back out there Tuesday."

Fantasy Tip: Kevin Jepsen has been used in three save opportunities since June 4, and this explains why. Boxberger is likely to remain the closer, but Jepsen is worth adding in AL-only leagues.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger blows save but gets win

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 04:23:17 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger blew a save in the ninth inning Wednesday, June 3, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, but he picked up the victory in the 10th.

Fantasy Tip: The thought was that Jake McGee would take his closing job back when activated from the disabled list, but Boxberger has turned into a potent weapon for the Rays. He doesn't have value in daily leagues like FantasyScore, but for annual leagues Boxberger should be retained.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger loses again

Thu, 28 May 2015 10:02:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger was hit with his second straight loss after allowing two walks and a three-run home run to the Seattle Mariners in the ninth inning Wednesday, May 27. It was a non-save situation, but Boxberger has now allowed four earned runs in two innings in back-to-back outings, and his ERA now stands at 2.95 on the season.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger had been lights out before his back-to-back losses this week, and it has come at the worst possible time for him and his owners, with Jake McGee back in the fold. McGee could eventually be eased back into the closer's role, and owning both relievers is the ideal situation to be in.

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Rays | Closer committee likely for Tampa Bay

Fri, 15 May 2015 15:34:32 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RPs Jake McGee (elbow) and Brad Boxberger will be used based on matchups and will both likely receive save opportunities, according to manager Kevin Cash.

Fantasy Tip: This is obviously a little bit of a blow to Boxberger's fantasy stock, but it was expected that McGee would rejoin to the closer mix when he returned. Both relievers should be owned in all formats, as they can help fantasy owners without earning every save for the Rays.

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Rays | Ernesto Frieri earns a save

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:57:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Ernesto Frieri earned his second save of the season over the New York Yankees Wednesday, April 29. He allowed one hit in his innings of work. RP Brad Boxberger worked a scoreless inning earlier in the game with the score tied.

Fantasy Tip: Frieri remains the setup man to Boxberger for the time being, but Jake McGee (shoulder) is working his way back and could return to the closer role immediately. Frieri is worth holding in the short term, especially in deep mixed and AL-only formats.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger to fill in at closer

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:28:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger will likely see the biggest share of the closer role the first month of the season while RP Jake McGee (elbow) recovers from elbow surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger had a dominant season with 104 K's in 64 2/3 innings, a 2.37 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in 2014. He will retain value even if he relinquishes the closer role when McGee returns.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger expected to return Sunday

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:54:28 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger is expected to rejoin the team Sunday, Sept. 21. He had been away from the club due to the birth of his daughter.

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Rays | More on closer committee

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:01:03 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Rays don't have a set closer, according to manager Joe Maddon. He will reach to game situations, meaning anyone, including deposed closer Grant Balfour, could be called upon.

Fantasy Tip: Balfour is expected to regain the job if he does well in the coming weeks. He should be retained in most leagues. For now, it's an annoying cluster likely led by Joel Peralta and Jake McGee.

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Rays | Going with closer-by-committee

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:59:43 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon changed his tune Monday, June 9, and said the team will now go with a closer-by-committee. RP Grant Balfour and the rest of the relievers will be involved.

Fantasy Tip: Joel Peralta and Jake McGee are the main candidates to receive opportunities to close out games now, but Brad Boxberger, Cesar Ramos and Juan Oviedo might see a chance or two, as well. Peralta should be your first target if you're still searching for saves, then McGee.

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