- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 230 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/29/1992 (27)
The Boston Red Sox called up four relief pitchers on Wednesday: Colten Brewer, Bobby Poyner, Mike Shawaryn, and Trevor Kelley. All four have appeared in big league games this season already, led by Brewer with 48 innings of a 4.31 ERA and 44 strikeouts against 31 walks, down to a single three-run inning for Kelley. This is a typical September depth move for the club, and none of the hurlers are fantasy relevant as Brandon Workman is locked into Boston's closer role.
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Colten Brewer was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket Saturday night, and in his place, the Sox recalled reliever Darwinzon Hernandez from Double-A Portland. Brewer threw 2 1/3 innings in last night's loss, so the team needed a fresh arm for Sunday's game against Houston. Hernandez, a 22-year-old southpaw will begin his second stint with the big-league club, after making his major-league debut on April 23. The rookie went 2 1/3 innings in his first appearance, striking out four. It's to be seen if Brewer will stay down in the minors, after sporting a 5.32 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 20 appearances. In any situation, neither presents a worthwhile fantasy option, especially with a volatile bullpen situation in Boston.
Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora confirmed on Saturday that relief pitchers Colten Brewer and Hector Velazquez will make the Opening Day roster as members of the Sox's bullpen. The 25-year-old Brewer was acquired from the Padres in November and threw 10 innings this spring, scattering nine hits, allowing four earned runs, while fanning 10 and walking six. Velasquez will stick around as the long-reliever and spot-starter, after starting in four Grapefruit League contests. They'll join Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Heath Hembree, Brian Johnson, Tyler Thornburg, and Brandon Workman to complete the eight-man pen. The team has been very hesitant to name a closer as the season draws near but Barnes' name has been thrown around as the man expected to get first crack.