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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
42-19 6-4 W2
37-22 5-5 W1
36-25 6-4 W2
33-27 7-3 W4
30-29 4-6 L2

2023 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 1 0 5.85 12 3 1.35

Top Richard Bleier News

  • Red Sox's Richard Bleier: Resumes throwing

    Bleier (shoulder) began throwing again Tuesday, Mac Cerullo of the Boston Herald reports.

    Bleier landed on the 15-day injured list May 22 due to inflammation in his left shoulder and is now throwing roughly a week later. There is still no timeline for when the 36-year-old lefty might return, but a better idea may come after a few more throwing sessions.

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  • Red Sox's Richard Bleier: Lands on 15-day injured list

    Bleier was placed on the 15-day injured list by the Red Sox on Monday with left shoulder inflammation, Ian Browne of reports.

    Bleier pitched Sunday in San Diego after not making an appearance for nearly a week, so it's possible the shoulder has been bothering him since a 40-pitch outing back on May 15. It's unclear how long he might be out.

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  • Red Sox's Richard Bleier: Nibbled to death Thursday

    Bleier allowed four runs on four hits and hit a batter over one-third of an inning in Thursday's 9-3 loss to the Rays.

    Bleier had a nightmarish outing Thursday, as just one of the four hits off him were deemed "hard hit." The most ignominious of all was a two-out, bases loaded suicide squeeze (40.3 mph) by Manuel Margot that didn't produce an out and extended the inning for Harold Ramirez's three-run double (87.5 mph). The left-hander has allowed six runs and nine hits over 4.1 innings and sports a 12.46 ERA with a counterintuitive 2.93 FIP.

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  • Red Sox's Richard Bleier: Pitches scoreless inning

    Bleier allowed one hit and one walk over a scoreless eighth inning during Wednesday's 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

    Boston's bullpen has been taxed through the first week of the season, and Bleier made his third appearance in six games. The left-hander has made two consecutive scoreless appearances after allowing a pair of runs in his season debut.

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  • Red Sox's Richard Bleier: Heads to Boston

    The Red Sox acquired Bleier from the Marlins on Monday in exchange for Matt Barnes and cash, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

    Bleier made 55 appearances for the Marlins in 2022 and turned in a 3.55 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 32:10 K:BB over 50.2 innings. With Boston recently dealing away Josh Taylor, the addition of Bleier gives the Red Sox a much-needed lefty arm in the bullpen. Bleier could be a factor in the middle innings or as a setup man for the Red Sox in 2023, but he's unlikely to see many save opportunities.

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  • Marlins' Richard Bleier: Collects first win

    Bleier (1-1) picked up the win in Sunday's extra-inning victory over the Mets, tossing a perfect ninth inning without a walk or a strikeout.

    The southpaw fired 11 of 14 pitches for strikes to preserve a scoreless tie, and Bleier got rewarded when the Marlins scored the game's only runs in the top of the 10th. The 35-year-old has been pitching better over the last month or so, posting a 3.48 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over his last 10.1 innings despite a lackluster 6:2 K:BB, but he's unlikely to move into a consistent high-leverage role any time soon.

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  • Marlins' Richard Bleier: Takes loss as opener

    Bleier (0-1) allowed one run in an inning of work as the opener in Friday's loss against the Giants. He allowed one hit and one walk while recording one strikeout.

    Bleier coughed up an RBI groundout and was eventually tagged with the loss as the Giants hung 15 runs on the Marlins. He now owns a 5.56 ERA with a 7:3 K:BB through 11.1 innings this season.

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  • Marlins' Richard Bleier: Serving as opener Friday

    Bleier will serve as the opener for Friday's game against the Giants, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Elieser Hernandez was initially listed as the starter Friday, but Bleier will serve as an opener for the first time this season. Over 13 relief appearances in 2022, Bleier has posted a 5.23 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 10.1 innings. Hernandez isn't dealing with an injury, so he'll be available in relief.

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  • Marlins' Richard Bleier: Activated from IL

    Bleier (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Bleier has been sidelined since June 8, and he threw 2.1 innings in a rehab assignment prior to being activated. He should return to a relatively high-leverage role in the Miami bullpen, as he had tallied two holds across 11 appearances prior to being shelved. Bleier has a 4.15 ERA and 1.50 WHIP but has a strong track record of success in recent seasons.

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  • Marlins' Richard Bleier: Kicks off rehab assignment

    Bleier (illness) struck out two and allowed two hits and no walks across 1.1 scoreless innings Sunday in his rehab start with Triple-A Jacksonville.

    The appearance in the minors was Bleier's first at any level since he was placed on the COVID-19-related injured list May 8 after testing positive for the virus. The Marlins will likely check back in with Bleier and see how he feels physically following the 19-pitch outing before deciding whether he's fit to return from the IL in advance of the club's two-game series in Tampa that begins Tuesday.

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  • Marlins' Richard Bleier: Completes quarantine

    Bleier (illness) rejoined the Marlins on Tuesday, but he has yet to be activated from the COVID-19-related injured list, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Bleier has resided on the IL since May 8, when he presumably first tested positive for the virus. Due to the time he's missed, manager Don Mattingly said he wants Bleier to throw a bullpen session and likely head out on a brief rehab assignment before coming off the IL. Bleier could be activated ahead of the Marlins' two-game series in Tampa Bay that begins next Tuesday.

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  • Marlins' Richard Bleier: Moves to injured list

    Bleier (undisclosed) was placed on the injured list Sunday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    An injury designation wasn't included with the move, so Bleier's absence is likely related to COVID-19. Assuming that's the case, the veteran left-hander will be unavailable until he clears the league's virus-related protocols.

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  • Marlins' Richard Bleier: Could get situational saves

    Bleier is an option for save chances to begin the season if Dylan Floro (hip) isn't available, Christina De Nicola of reports.

    Floro, Miami's expected closer, has yet to appear in a Grapefruit League game due to hip soreness, so manager Don Mattingly may use a committee in his place that includes Anthony Bender, Anthony Bass and Bleier. The latter is the left-hander in the group, so his late-inning role is likely to be situational, but getting the occasional save would still boost his value in holds-plus-saves formats. Bleier is coming off a strong 2021 season in which he recorded three wins and 20 holds over 68 appearances with a 2.95 ERA and 0.98 WHIP.

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  • Marlins' Richard Bleier: Inks two-year extension

    Bleier signed a two-year, $6 million extension with the Marlins on Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

    Bleier made 68 relief appearances in 2021 during his first full season with the Marlins, and he recorded 20 holds with a 2.95 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 58 innings. He failed to convert any of his six save chances, but he'll be rewarded with a two-year extension and should be in the mix for a late-inning role in 2022.

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  • Marlins' Richard Bleier: Suffers second loss

    Bleier (2-2) lost Tuesday's 6-5 defeat at the hands of the Padres, allowing one run on three hits with a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning.

    Bleier entered a 5-5 tie in the seventh and permitted three hits and a run before being removed. Though his season ERA is a solid 3.38, the veteran lefty is 0-2 with three blown saves in his last 10 appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 215 lbs
Birthplace: North Miami Beach, FL
Age: 36
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: L, L