MILWAUKEE, WI - OCTOBER 09: Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Brad Boxberger (45) pitches during a game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Braves at American Family Field on October 9, 2021 in Milwaukee, WI. (Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Spo
MILWAUKEE - Brad Boxberger will be back in the Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen this season.
The Brewers have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year deal with the right-hander.
Boxberger gets a $1.75 million salary this year, and the deal announced Sunday includes a $3 million club option for 2023 with a $750,000 buyout.
Boxberger, 33, had a team-high 71 appearances last season and posted a 5-4 record with a 3.34 ERA and four saves as part of a bullpen headed by three-time All-Star closer Josh Hader and setup man Devin Williams. Boxberger struck out 83 and allowed 44 hits and 25 walks in 64 2/3 innings.
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He pitched two scoreless innings in the Brewers' NL Division Series loss to the eventual World Series champion Atlanta Braves.
Boxberger owns a career record of 27-34 with a 3.52 ERA and 496 strikeouts in 393 2/3 innings. He had an AL-leading 51 saves for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015 and had 32 saves for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2018.
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