The Red Sox have announced a series of roster moves, including officially placing catcher Christian Vazquez on the 10-day disabled list with a broken right pinky. In addition, they sent left-hander Brian Johnson to the 10-day DL (left hip inflammation, retroactive to July 5) and transferred righty Austin Maddox to the 60-day DL.
The 30-year-old Brasier could now see his first major league action since 2013, when he threw his only nine MLB innings while with the Angels. Brasier inked a minors deal with the Red Sox over the winter after spending the previous several years at the Triple-A level with the Halos and Athletics. He has opened this season with tremendous numbers at Pawtucket, where he has logged a 1.34 ERA with 8.93 K/9 and 1.79 BB/9 in 40 1/3 innings out of the team’s bullpen. Overall, Brasier – the Angels’ sixth-round pick in 2007 – owns a 3.65 ERA with 9.1 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9 in 246 1/3 Triple-A frames.