After Austin Brice was demoted to Triple-A Worcester, the right-hander has bounced back, pitching very well with the WooSox in 12 appearances.
Brice has allowed just two runs through his 15 innings with Worcester, amounting to a 1.20 ERA. The righty has struck out 17 batters, only allowing seven hits while walking eight this year in Triple-A.
The former 287th overall pick competed for a roster spot in spring training, and was able to make the cut. But after just 12 appearances, 29-year-old was demoted to the WooSox after posting a 6.94 ERA through 11.2 innings with the Red Sox, as he allowed nine runs. He put up a 6.48 xFIP to go along with a 5.91 xERA, and 5.05 SIERA, while striking out nine batters (16.4%) and walking six batters (10.4%).
The 6-foot-4 spent a pair of seasons with both the Cincinnati Reds (2017-2018) and Miami Marlins (2016, 2019), before being dealt to the Red Sox in the 2020 offseason for minor leaguer Angeudis Santos.
Brice spent all of 2020 with the Red Sox, allowing 13 runs through 19.2 innings and 21 appearances (5.95 ERA). He recorded a 4.80 xFIP to go along with his 4.45 xERA, and 4.39 SIERA, while striking out 25 batters (28.7%) and walking 13 batters (14.9%).
Through his six seasons, the 2010 ninth-round selection of the Marlins has put up a career 5.18 ERA in 139 appearances (160 innings).
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