Boston Red Sox Designate Right-Hander Austin Brice For Assignment

The Red Sox made four roster moves official ahead of their matchup Friday against the Yankees.

Three of which were already reported on — Marwin Gonzalez to the 10-day injured list, Tanner Houck and Jarren Duran to be called up to majors. But there was one move which wasn’t reported on, which was who Tanner Houck would be replacing.

Boston made it official that they would be designating right-handed reliever Austin Brice for assignment Friday, after most speculated it would either be him or the fellow struggling right-handed reliever Matt Andriese.

Brice has allowed 10 runs through 13 2/3 innings (6.59 ERA) this season with the Red Sox, to go along with a 6.16 xFIP and a 5.38 xERA.

The Red Sox have seven days to either trade, release, or waive Brice. If they choose to place the righty on waivers, which is what they have done already once this season, a team has 24 hours to claim him.

If a team doesn’t claim him, which is what happened last time he was waived, he’ll most likely be sent back to Triple-A Worcester, a team that he has had better fortunes with. He has allowed just two runs through 15 innings (1.20 ERA) with the WooSox this season.

(Photo of Austin Brice/Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

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