Austin Brice

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Austin Brice
Boston Red Sox – No. 31
Born: (1992-06-19) June 19, 1992 (age 27)
British Hong Kong
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 12, 2016, for the Miami Marlins
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record3–4
Earned run average4.90

Austin Robert Brice (born June 19, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. He made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut for the Miami Marlins in 2016 and has also played for the Cincinnati Reds. Brice is the first Hong Kong-born player to appear in the major leagues.


Miami Marlins[edit]

Brice was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the ninth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft out of Northwood High School in Pittsboro, North Carolina.[1] He had committed to play college baseball at Appalachian State University, but chose to sign with the Marlins.[2] He made his professional debut that season with the Gulf Coast Marlins and also played 2011 there. In 2012 (when he was 8–6 with a 4.35 ERA) and 2013 (when he was 8–11 with a 5.73 ERA), he played for the Greensboro Grasshoppers.[3][4]

Brice played for the Jupiter Hammerheads in 2014 and Jacksonville Suns in 2015. The Marlins added him to their 40-man roster after the 2015 season.[5] He started the 2016 with Jacksonville and was promoted to the New Orleans Zephyrs.

Brice was called up to the majors for the first time on August 9, 2016.[6] With Miami in 2016, he was 0–1 with a 7.07 ERA and one hold.[4]

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

On January 19, 2017, the Marlins traded Brice, Luis Castillo, and Isaiah White to the Cincinnati Reds for Dan Straily.[7] In 2017 with the Reds, he was 0–0 with a 4.96 ERA in 22 appearances.[4] In 2018 with the Reds, Brice made 33 appearances, compiling a 2–3 record with 5.79 ERA and 32 strikeouts in ​37 13 innings pitched.[4]

On November 2, 2018, Brice was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels.[8] On December 29, 2018, Brice was designated for assignment by the Angels to make room for catcher Jonathan Lucroy.[9] Brice was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles on January 4, 2019.[10] On January 28, 2019, Brice was designated for assignment.[11]

Miami Marlins (second stint)[edit]

On February 4, 2019, Brice was claimed off waivers by the Marlins. During the 2019 season with the Marlins, he recorded a 1–0 record with 3.43 ERA in 36 appearances, with 46 strikeouts in ​44 23 innings. On January 7, 2020, the Marlins designated Brice for assignment.[12]

Boston Red Sox[edit]

On January 10, 2020, the Boston Red Sox acquired Brice from the Marlins in exchange for minor league second baseman Angeudis Santos.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ASU recruit drafted by Marlins". Watauga Democrat. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Austin Brice Class of 2010 - Player Profile | Perfect Game USA".
  3. ^ "Greensboro Grasshoppers' Austin Brice is still learning". Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d "Austin Brice Stats, Highlights, Bio | Stats". Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  5. ^ Frisaro, Joe (May 24, 2018). "Prospect Garcia among 4 added to Marlins' roster". Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  6. ^ Spencer, Clark (August 9, 2016). "A.J. Ramos lands on DL with broken finger | Fish Bytes". Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  7. ^ Frisaro, Joe (January 19, 2017). "Marlins get right-hander Dan Straily from Reds |". Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  8. ^ Jeff Todd (November 2, 2018). "Angels Claim Austin Brice". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "Angels Designate Austin Brice". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  10. ^ Kubatko, Roch. "Orioles claim Austin Brice off waivers and DFA Breyvic Valera," Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), Friday, January 4, 2019. Retrieved January 4, 2019
  11. ^ Todd, Jeff. "Orioles Claim Jack Reinheimer, Designate Austin Brice". MLBTradeRumors. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  12. ^ "Marlins' Austin Brice: Dumped from 40-man roster". Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  13. ^ "Red Sox Roster & Staff – Transactions". January 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2020.

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