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Jul 12, 2024 6.0 3 4 4.50 3.5
Jun 15, 2024 4.0 3 3 4.15 8
Jun 7, 2024 4.1 3 3 4.13 -1
Jun 1, 2024 5.0 3 2 3.92 18.5
May 27, 2024 4.0 2 2 4.19 -7

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Cooper Criswell spent the year in the Rays organization, mostly toiling for Triple-A Durham, but he also compiled 33 frames in 10 appearances with the big club serving as a multi-inning reliever. Criswell started in 17 of his 23 appearances with the Bulls, fanning 80 with 23 walks in 84.2 innings for a 15.4 percent K-BB%. He was unable to match that with the Rays as he recorded a 10.6 percent K-BB%, along with surrendering six homers in those 33 innings. Small sample caveats apply, but Criswell incurred some misfortune with a .330 BABIP, 68.7 percent left on base mark and a 19.4 percent home run per fly ball. The result was a 5.73 ERA, deemed over a run too high by its estimators. When Tampa Bay gives up on a pitcher, there is usually a reason, but that did not dissuade the Red Sox from signing Criswell, ostensibly for bullpen depth. It's hard to envision Criswell entering the fantasy mix.

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2024 1007.7 58.0 3 4 50 15 4.04 1.26
2023 38.53.9 33.0 1 1 27 11 5.73 1.55
2022 88 3.3 4 1 2.70 0.90
3y Avg. 92.3 12.7 0 1 10 4 5.68 1.58
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Quality start in return

    Criswell (3-4) took the loss Friday against the Royals, allowing five runs (two earned) on eight hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out one. After allowing a run in the first inning, Criswell would give up three unearned runs in the second following a Romy Gonzalez error. Despite the rough start, Criswell would battle through six innings, delivering a quality start in his first big-league outing since June 15. Overall, the 27-year-old Criswell sports a 4.03 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP and 50:15 K:BB across 58 big-league innings this year. With Josh Winckowski moving to the bullpen, it appears that Criswell will remain in the Red Sox rotation following the All-Star break.
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Starting Friday

    The Red Sox recalled Criswell from Triple-A Worcester to start Friday's game against the Royals, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports. Criswell made 11 starts with the Red Sox earlier this season, but he's spent the better part of a month at Triple-A after being optioned June 18. However, with Josh Winckowski moving to the bullpen, Boston opted to bring Criswell back up to fill a rotation spot. Criswell has a 4.15 ERA and a 49:13 K:BB across 52.0 innings with the Red Sox this season.
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Option to start Friday

    Criswell could be recalled from Triple-A Worcester to start Friday against the Athletics, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports. Josh Winckowski is being shifted to the bullpen, creating an opening. Criswell struck out eight and allowed just one hit over six shutout innings in his last start for Worcester and would be on five days' rest Friday. Boston could also opt for a bullpen game versus Oakland.
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Sent to Triple-A

    The Red Sox optioned Criswell to Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports. Criswell will give up his active roster spot to Chris Martin (personal), who's being activated from the 15-day IL. Criswell posted a 4.15 ERA across 52.0 innings with Boston and should be one of the first options the Red Sox look at if a starter were to get injured.
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Lasts four innings Saturday

    Criswell allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six over four innings in a no-decision versus the Yankees on Saturday. The Red Sox jumped out to a quick lead, but Criswell didn't pitch deep enough to qualify for the win. He needed 88 pitches (55 strikes) to complete his four frames, making this the seventh time in 12 appearances (11 starts) he's failed to complete five innings. The 27-year-old has a 4.15 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 49:13 K:BB over 52 innings this season. Criswell is tentatively projected to make his next appearance on the road versus the Reds.
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Falls to 3-3

    Criswell (3-3) yielded four runs (three earned) on five hits and a walk over 4.1 innings Friday, striking out two and taking a loss against the White Sox. Criswell gave up one run through three frames before the White Sox plated three runs in the fourth inning. It was the third time in his last five outings that he's failed to complete at least five innings. During that stretch, he's posted a 6.45 ERA, driving his season number up to 4.13. Criswell is currently in line for a home matchup against the Yankees next week.
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Fans nine in no-decision

    Criswell did not factor into the decision Saturday versus the Nationals, permitting two runs on three hits and a walk over five frames. He struck out nine. Criswell was dinged by a couple solo home runs; one in the second inning by Joey Meneses and another in the fourth hit by Eddie Rosario. Aside from that, Criswell yielded only one other hit, and his nine punchouts were a career high. Criswell was pulled after five with his pitch count at just 79, as the Red Sox are continuing to keep a close eye on his workload as he transitions from the bullpen (he hasn't thrown more than 83 pitches in a start and has yet to record an out beyond the fifth inning). He's been awfully effective when on the bump, though, with his ERA actually going up to 2.10 after Saturday's outing. Criswell is slated to face his former club, the Rays, his next time out.
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Effective against Minnesota

    Criswell pitched 4.1 innings, allowing one run on five hits and a walk while striking out five batters in Sunday's 9-2 win over the Twins. He did not factor into the decision. Criswell was once again effective Sunday, limiting the damage against him to just a solo home run by Ryan Jeffers in the bottom of the third inning. The right-hander allowed a double to Carlos Santana to open the bottom of the fifth inning and was ultimately removed from the game after getting Jose Miranda to pop out in the following at-bat, which prevented him from qualifying for the win. Criswell now owns a 1.74 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 16 strikeouts over 20.2 innings in five appearances this season, including four starts. He is tentatively set to return to the mound Saturday at home versus the Nationals.
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Sharp in first win

    Criswell (1-1) earned the win Wednesday over the Guardians, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out three over five scoreless innings. Criswell was impressive in his second start this year, as he held the Guardians scoreless through five innings while throwing just 72 pitches en route to his first victory. The 27-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA to 2.38 on the season with a 1.15 WHIP and 7:2 K:BB across 11.1 innings. The Red Sox will likely continue to stretch out Criswell as a starter with Brayan Bello (lat), Nick Pivetta (elbow) and Garrett Whitlock (oblique) all on the IL. Criswell is currently lined up for a home matchup with the Giants early next week.
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Set to start Wednesday

    Criswell will draw the start Wednesday against the Guardians, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. Criswell is set to make his second start of the season Wednesday, entering the contest with a 4.26 ERA and 1.58 WHIP with four strikeouts over 6.1 innings over two appearances in 2024. The right-hander pitched four innings and allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four batters in his only start of the season, April 13 versus the Angels.
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Ticketed for bulk relief

    Criswell is slated to work in bulk relief behind opening pitcher Brennan Bernardino in Thursday's game against the Guardians, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports. Criswell joined the Boston rotation last weekend against the Angels as a replacement for Nick Pivetta (elbow) and gave up two earned runs over four innings in his Red Sox debut. The right-hander will remain in the rotation for the foreseeable future, but he'll be deployed in bulk relief with the hope that the arrangement generates more favorable results. Expect Bernardino to work no more than an inning or two before giving way to Criswell.
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Red Sox optioned Criswell to Triple-A Worcester on Friday, Chad Jennings of The Athletic reports. Criswell put his best foot forward in competing for a rotation spot this spring, collecting a 2.95 ERA and 17:3 K:BB across 18.1 innings of work. However, Tanner Houck and Garrett Whitlock also pitched well and they were ultimately given the fourth and fifth slots. Criswell will stay stretched out in Worcester's rotation.
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Works four scoreless

    Criswell allowed two hits and struck out four over four scoreless innings in Thursday's spring start against Baltimore. Criswell emerged as a starting candidate following Lucas Giolito's elbow injury and made his fourth Grapefruit League start Thursday. The right-hander has a 3.14 ERA with 13 strikeouts and two walks across 14.1 innings in his four starts and sports a 2.95 ERA with 17 strikeouts over 18.1 innings overall.
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Sharp in start

    Criswell allowed two hits and struck out four over 3.2 scoreless innings in Monday's spring start against Pittsburgh. Criswell was added to the rotation competition after an elbow injury to Lucas Giolito will require him to undergo surgery Tuesday. "We see [Criswell] as a starter until he's not," Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. "Whatever decision we make, I'm intrigued." With two open rotation spots following Giolito's injury, Criswell joins a mix that includes Tanner Houck, Garrett Whitlock and Josh Winckowski. Criswell had a 5.97 ERA over 12 games with the Angels and Rays from 2021-23, but the Red Sox felt he could benefit from a personalized plan for improvement, which included changing the grip on his slider and improving his fastball. The right-hander has allowed four runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out 10 over 10.1 spring innings.
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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Added to starter mix

    Criswell allowed three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two over 2.2 innings in Wednesday's spring start against Minnesota. The Red Sox cited Criswell as a potential starter in the wake of Lucas Giolito's elbow injury, per Ian Browne of MLB.com. The right-hander made his first spring start Wednesday and threw a pair of 1-2-3 innings before sputtering in the third. Criswell's not overpowering -- his fastball topped out at 89.3 mph Wednesday -- but the Red Sox will need length and possibly a sixth starter early when the team plays 23 games in the first 25 days of the season.
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  • Cooper Criswell: Non-tendered after DFA

    Criswell was non-tendered by the Rays on Friday. Criswell was designated for assignment by Tampa Bay earlier this week and is now officially a free agent. The 27-year-old posted a 5.73 ERA over 33 big-league innings in 2023.
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  • Rays' Cooper Criswell: Bumped off 40-man roster

    Criswell was designated for assignment by the Rays on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Criswell struggled to a 5.73 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 27:11 K:BB over 33 major-league innings in 2023. The 27-year-old right-hander no longer holds a 40-man roster spot.
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  • Rays' Cooper Criswell: Returns to Triple-A

    Criswell was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The 27-year-old was called up Saturday and gave up four runs (three earned) over three innings against the Blue Jays, so he'll be sent down in favor of a fresh arm. Criswell will finish the regular season with a 5.73 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 27:11 K:BB over 33 innings out of the bullpen for Tampa Bay.
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  • Rays' Cooper Criswell: Returns to Triple-A

    Criswell was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Saturday. Criswell's latest stint on the active roster lasted just two days. He tossed three innings of relief Thursday against the Cardinals in his lone appearance, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits without recording a strikeout or walk. Josh Fleming (elbow) returned from the 60-day injured list to take his place on the roster.
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  • Rays' Cooper Criswell: Recalled from Durham

    Criswell was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Criswell has posted a 5.04 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 25 innings this season at the major-league level, but he'll give the Rays a fresh bullpen arm as Wednesday's opener Jalen Beeks heads back to the farm.
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