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Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Impresses Tuesday
Walter struck out two over two hitless and scoreless innings in Tuesday's spring game against St. Louis.
Walter was impressive in his Grapefruit League debut, getting all six batters out, with one ball leaving the infield. He followed starter Kutter Crawford, pitching the third and fourth innings. The left-handed Walter had a rough introduction to the majors in 2023, charged with 16 earned runs on 32 hits and seven walks over 23 innings. That experience shaped his offseason preparations, per Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe. "I was able to reflect on it and see why I wasn't successful," Walter said. "I'm so used to being successful in the minor leagues. Making adjustments on the fly is something I need to improve on. I focused on attacking with all my pitches and throwing strikes. I was too consumed with velocity instead of doing what I do best." The 27-year-old Walter is expected to be part of the rotation at Triple-A Worcester to open the 2024 season.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Optioned to Triple-A
Walter was optioned Friday to Triple-A Worcester, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Walter worked three scoreless innings of relief Thursday against the Yankees and wasn't going to be available for the next few days. Chris Murphy will fill the vacant spot in Boston's bullpen ahead of Friday night's series opener in Toronto.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Recalled from Worcester
Boston recalled Walter from Triple-A Worcester on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Walter is replacing Kenley Jansen, who landed on the COVID-19-related injured list Wednesday after testing positive for the virus. Walter, 27, has allowed 17 runs -- 16 earned -- on 30 hits and seven walks in 20 major-league innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Sent back to Triple-A
Walter was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Saturday.
Walter's latest big-league stint lasted seven days. It won't be one he remembers fondly, as he gave up 11 runs in 5.1 innings of work across a pair of relief appearances. Zack Weiss was called up to take his place on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Recalled from Worcester
Boston recalled Walter from Triple-A Worcester on Friday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Enmanuel Valdez is the other September call-up for the Red Sox. The 26-year-old Walter holds a 3.07 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 9:4 K:BB through 14.2 relief innings in the majors this season.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Sent packing to Triple-A
Walter was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Friday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Walter was just recalled Wednesday and didn't make an appearance in his most recent stint in the majors. He's making room for the return of Chris Sale (shoulder) from the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Summoned to majors
Walter was recalled from Triple-A Worcester on Wednesday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Walter has collected a 3.07 ERA over 14.2 innings covering six appearances for the Red Sox this season. The left-hander will give the club an option to eat some innings out of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Demoted to Triple-A
The Red Sox optioned Walter to Triple-A Worcester on Monday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
After being called up from Worcester on July 4, Walter worked exclusively as a reliever for Boston, covering eight innings over five appearances while allowing three runs (two earned) on 11 hits and one walk. He'll likely get stretched back out and transition into a starting role as he returns to Worcester.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Added to roster
Walter was recalled from Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Walter pitched well in his major-league debut last month and now is back presumably to provide some length in the bullpen. He could be needed Tuesday against the Rangers with the Red Sox using an opening pitcher (Brennan Bernardino) in what's expected to be a bullpen day.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Could return to Boston
Walter is a candidate to be added to Boston's active roster this week, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
The Red Sox have a rotation crunch this coming week after Garrett Whitlock left Sunday's start with elbow tightness. That injury along with the expected paternity leave of James Paxton could result in Walter returning to the majors. The left-hander made a spot start for Boston on June 22 and most recently pitched two innings June 30 for Triple-A Worcester.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Sent back to Triple-A
The Red Sox optioned Walter to Triple-A Worcester on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Immediately after making his MLB debut Thursday, the 26-year-old lefty will return to the minors. Walter gave up three earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two batters across 6.2 innings out of the bullpen. Chris Murphy will come up from Worcester to take Walter's spot on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Called up for MLB debut
Walter was recalled from Triple-A Worcester prior to serving as the primary pitcher Thursday against the Twins, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The 26-year-old lefty is in line for his big-league debut and is scheduled to follow opener Justin Garza. Walter hasn't lived up to expectations this season at Triple-A (6.28 ERA, 1.65 WHIP), but he has been solid in his two most recent starts, in which he walked two and struck out 13 over 10.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Making MLB debut Thursday
Walter will be promoted from Triple-A Worcester and appear in Thursday's game against Minnesota, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
It's unclear whether or not Walter will be granted the start Thursday or follow behind an opener, but either scenario will allow for the 26-year-old lefty to make his first appearance in a major-league game. Walter has been rather unspectacular in Worcester this season, recording a 6.28 ERA and 1.67 WHIP through 61.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: In mix for spot start
Walter is in consideration to start for the Red Sox on Thursday at Minnesota, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Boston is in desperation mode after Tanner Houck suffered a facial fracture on a comebacker last Friday versus the Yankees. Walter, 26, has never appeared in a major-league game and holds an ugly 6.28 ERA and 1.65 WHIP through 61.2 innings of work this season at Triple-A Worcester. He wouldn't be a recommended fantasy streamer versus the Twins.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Underwhelming stats at Triple-A
Walter has a 4.19 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 11:7 K:BB in 19.1 innings through four starts for Triple-A Worcester.
The best stat in Walter's profile early on is his 50.8 percent groundball rate, and even that's notably worse than his career norms. He showed an excellent ability to pound the zone and also pile up strikeouts in the lower levels, but his 12.9 percent strikeout rate is the second-lowest mark among qualified International League starters.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Sent to minor-league camp
The Red sox optioned Walter to Triple-A Worcester on Monday.
Walter pitched well in a pair of appearances in the Grapefruit League with two scoreless innings and five strikeouts against no walks, but he wasn't ever likely to start the season in Boston. The left-hander is one of the better pitching prospects in the Red Sox system, and in 2022 he posted a 3.59 ERA over 11 starts with Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester across 57.2 innings. There's a good chance Walter makes appearances of some sort for Boston before the 2023 season comes to a end.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Shielded from Rule 5 draft
Walter was added to Boston's 40-man roster Tuesday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
The 26-year-old southpaw dominated in nine starts at Double-A (2.88 ERA, 68:3 K:BB in 50 innings) before struggling in two starts at Triple-A and missing the rest of the season with a neck strain. He has resumed throwing and should be ready for spring training. If Walter regains his form from Double-A, he could pitch in the big-league rotation in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Back to throwing
Walter (neck) said Tuesday he resumed throwing a couple weeks ago, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
The 26-year-old landed on the injured list at Triple-A Worcester in June with a neck strain, and he was able to start a throwing program in early October. Walter plans to return to mound work in December and should be fully recovered for the start of spring training. He could join the big-league club for camp but is likely to open 2023 at Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Brandon Walter: Out with neck strain
Walter landed on the injured list for Triple-A Worcester on Friday with a neck strain, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Walter cruised to a 2.88 ERA in nine starts to open the year for Double-A Portland, but he owns an 8.22 ERA after two starts for Worcester. It's unclear to what extent those struggles were injury-related.... See More ... See Less
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