Ryan Brasier

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Ryan Brasier
Ryan David Brasier.jpg
Brasier with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in 2017
Boston Red Sox – No. 70
Born: (1987-08-26) August 26, 1987 (age 31)
Wichita Falls, Texas, U.S.
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 2, 2013, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB statistics
(through August 18, 2019)
Win–loss record4–3
Earned-run average3.00
NPB statistics
Win–loss record2–1
Earned run average3.00
Career highlights and awards

Ryan David Brasier (born August 26, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). Listed at 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m) and 225 pounds (102 kg), he both throws and bats right-handed. Brasier previously played for the Los Angeles Angels of MLB, and for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).


Brasier attended Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas, and Weatherford College in Weatherford, Texas.

Los Angeles Angels[edit]

The Angels selected him in the sixth round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft.[1] From 2007 through 2013, Brasier pitched for various Angels farm teams, starting with the Rookie League Orem Owlz and reaching the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees. He made a career-high 55 appearances (all in relief) with the Bees in 2012, recording 13 saves along with a 7–3 record, 54 strikeouts, and 24 walks in ​59 23 innings pitched.

The Angels promoted Brasier to the major leagues for the first time on May 1, 2013.[2] He made his MLB debut the next day, pitching an inning of relief against the Baltimore Orioles, allowing two runs on two hits.[3] After making one additional appearance in May, he returned to the minors and was recalled in September when the major league rosters expanded; he made five appearances during the month. Overall, with the 2013 Angels, Brasier made seven appearances, striking out seven and walking four in nine innings pitched with a 2.00 ERA.[4] Brasier was outrighted off of the Angels 40-man roster on October 28, 2014.[5]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

On July 7, 2015, Brasier signed a minor league deal with the Oakland Athletics.[6] He spent 2015 and 2016 in Oakland's farm system, including 46 relief appearances with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds in 2016, recording a 3.56 ERA in ​60 23 innings.

Hiroshima Toyo Carp[edit]

The Athletics sold his contract to the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball on December 14, 2016.[7] With the Carp in 2017, Brasier made 26 relief appearances; in 30 innings of work he struck out 19, walked eight, and had a 3.00 ERA.

Boston Red Sox[edit]

On March 4, 2018, Brasier signed a minor-league contract with the Boston Red Sox.[8] Pitching for the Pawtucket Red Sox of the Triple-A International League, he was selected to appear in the Triple-A All-Star Game.[9] The Red Sox promoted Brasier to the major leagues on July 8;[10] he made his Boston debut the next day, pitching one inning against the Texas Rangers and retiring the side in order.[11] On August 30, Brasier recorded his first MLB win, pitching an inning of scoreless relief in a come-from-behind victory over the Chicago White Sox.[12] Brasier proved to be a consistent reliever down the stretch, finishing with a 1.60 ERA in 34 appearances. He was included on Boston's postseason roster, making a total of nine appearances and allowing one earned run in ​8 23 innings, as Boston went on to win the World Series.[13]

Brasier was included on Boston's Opening Day roster to start the 2019 season.[14] On April 3, Brasier recorded his first major league save in closing out a 6–3 win over the Athletics.[15][16] He was placed on the bereavement/family medical emergency list on June 11,[17] and re-activated on June 17.[18] Brasier was optioned to Pawtucket on July 16,[19] and recalled to Boston on August 17.[20]


  1. ^ Special to WD Sports (January 13, 2017). "Former Coyote signs in Japan | Local Sports". weatherforddemocrat.com. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Angels call up Ryan Brasier". Times Record News. May 1, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "Baltimore Orioles 5, Anaheim Angels 1". Retrosheet. May 2, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "The 2013 ANA A Regular Season Pitching Log for Ryan Brasier". Retrosheet. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "Angels Roster & Staff – Transactions". MLB.com. October 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "Athletics Roster & Staff – Transactions". MLB.com. July 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  7. ^ Todd, Jeff (December 15, 2016). "Minor MLB Transactions: 12/15/16". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  8. ^ Mar 4 (March 4, 2018). "Baseball-Rosters on Twitter: "Boston Red Sox have signed RHP Ryan Brasier to a minor league deal. Spent 2017 with the Hiroshima Carp in NPB, appeared in 7 games with the Angels in 2013."". Twitter.com. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  9. ^ Gobis, Peter (July 3, 2018). "Brasier turning in All-Star season in Pawtucket bullpen | Local Sports". thesunchronicle.com. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "Boston Red Sox roster moves: Brian Johnson, Christian Vazquez placed on DL, Ryan Brasier, William Cuevas promoted". masslive.com. July 3, 2018. Retrieved July 8, 2018.
  11. ^ "Rangers vs. Red Sox - Play-By-Play". ESPN. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "Red Sox vs. White Sox - Box Score". ESPN. August 30, 2018. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "Boston Red Sox win 2018 World Series". MLB.com. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  14. ^ Cole, Mike (March 28, 2019). "Red Sox Opening Day Roster: Boston's 25-Player Group Officially Set". NESN. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  15. ^ @IanMBrowne (April 4, 2019). "That was Ryan Brasier's first career save" (Tweet). Retrieved April 4, 2019 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ "Boston Red Sox (2-5) 6, Oakland Athletics (5-4) 3". MLB.com. April 3, 2019. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  17. ^ @guerinaustin (June 11, 2019). "#RedSox have placed Ryan Brasier on the bereavement/family medical emergency list" (Tweet). Retrieved June 11, 2019 – via Twitter.
  18. ^ "Red Sox Roster & Staff – Transactions". MLB.com. June 2019. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  19. ^ @PeteAbe (July 16, 2019). "#RedSox optioned Ryan Brasier back to AAA and recalled Darwinzon Hernandez" (Tweet). Retrieved July 16, 2019 – via Twitter.
  20. ^ @RedSox (August 17, 2019). "To fill Sale's spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled RHP Ryan Brasier from Triple-A Pawtucket" (Tweet). Retrieved August 17, 2019 – via Twitter.

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