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Brad Boxberger has experience pitching in all roles out of the bullpen. He has experience closing, pitching in middle and long relief instances as well as setup duties.
In 2020 with the Marlins, he posted a 3.00 ERA over 23 appearances with an opponent average of .246.
There were two separate seasons where he served as the closer of his team. In 2015 with the Rays, he led all closers with 41 saves in 47 chances while posting an ERA of 3.71 and an opponent average of .231 in 63 innings pitched across 69 appearances. He also compiled a record of 3-10.
The following season with the Rays, he didn’t record a single save, although he blew one.
The second time he served as the closer of his team was in 2018 with the Diamondbacks. That season, he converted 32 saves in 40 chances posting a 4.39 ERA with 71 strikeouts over 44 hits given up for an opponent average of .221 in 53.1 innings pitched over 60 games.
He didn’t return to the Diamondbacks in 2019 as he was non-tendered and went on to sign with the Royals where he got one save in four chances.
In his career, he is 22-30 with a 3.56 ERA over 343 relief appearances with 413 strikeouts over 261 hits given up for an opponent average of .218 in a total of 329 innings pitched. He also has 41 holds and 77 career saves in 103 chances, which makes him successful 74.8% of the time.
The Blue Jays could add Boxberger to their bullpen as a multi-purpose reliever.