Purple Sox reportedly designate reliever Ryan Brasier for task

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Brasier posted a 7.29 ERA over his 20 appearances with the Purple Sox this season.

Ryan Brasier #70 of the Boston Red Sox is relieved during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Guardians at Fenway Park on April 29, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ryan Brasier was one among three gamers nonetheless on the roster from the 2018 World Sequence squad. Photograph by Maddie Meyer/Getty Photographs

The Purple Sox are reportedly chopping ties with one of many longest-tenured pitchers on their roster.

Boston designed reliever Ryan Brasier for task following Sunday’s 9-1 loss to the Cardinals, per Chris Smith of MassLive.com. 

Brasier, 35, was tabbed because the odd man out on Boston’s roster forward of the workforce’s plan to activate Joely Rodriguez from the injured listing on Monday.

Brasier pitched 2.1 innings on Sunday towards the Cardinals, relinquishing 4 hits and three earned runs. In 20 appearances this season, Brasier posted a 7.29 ERA — giving up 18 runs over 21 innings of labor.

“Actually, a brand new begin won’t be unhealthy,” Brasier mentioned, per Smith. “Clearly attending to play at Fenway every single day is a dream come true. Two parks you wish to play at rising up are Yankee Stadium and Fenway. And I received to do each so much. So grateful. It sucks clearly, however [a] new begin.”

Brasier struggled to search out his footing over the previous few seasons, with the righty tagged with a 5.78 ERA over 68 appearances in the course of the 2022 season.

However throughout Boston’s run to a World Sequence title in 2018, Braiser was a key cog within the Sox bullpen. That 12 months, Brasier posted a 1.60 ERA over 34 outings, together with a 1.04 ERA over eight postseason appearances.

With Brasier off the roster, Chris Sale and Rafael Devers are the one two Purple Sox gamers remaining from the 2018 World Sequence squad.

“Clearly, no arduous emotions,” Brasier mentioned. “Like I mentioned, I do know it’s a enterprise. And issues occur. However hopefully get picked up in a day or two and attempt to go win some place else.”