Richard Bleier is the newest Purple Sox pitcher to hitch the IL

Purple Sox

Boston now has three pitchers on its 15-day IL, and two on the 60-day.

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Richard Bleier (35) delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during ninth inning action at Fenway Park.
Richard Bleier has a 5.85 ERA in 19 appearances for the Purple Sox this 12 months. Matthew J. Lee/Globe Workers

On Monday the Purple Sox positioned lefthanded reliever Richard Bleier on the injured listing and recalled Brennan Bernardino from Worcester.

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Bleier, who’s affected by shoulder irritation, turns into the fifth Boston pitcher on the IL, becoming a member of Zack Kelly, John Schreiber, Wyatt Mills, and Garrett Whitlock.

Whitlock is the one member of that group anticipated again quickly, as Alex Cora mentioned he needs to be good to begin Saturday’s recreation in opposition to the Diamondbacks.

The others have both simply joined the IL (Schreiber) or are on the 60-day listing with longer restoration timelines (Kelly and Mills).

The 36-year-old Bleier left Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Padres after pitching 1 1/3 innings and recording the primary two outs of the fourth inning.

On the season, Bleier has struggled a bit for the Purple Sox with a 5.85 ERA in 19 appearances. The final time the lefty had an ERA above 5 for a full season was in 2019 with the Orioles.

Previous to becoming a member of Boston, Bleier had a 3.16 ERA and 143 appearances in his earlier two and a half years in Miami.

In Bernardino, the Purple Sox are getting one other lefthanded reliver who has been strong when referred to as upon to this point this season.

In his 11 appearances for Boston this season, Bernardino holds a 3.65 ERA.


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