Austin Brice

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Austin Brice
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Brice with the Red Sox in 2020
Boston Red Sox – No. 31
Pitcher
Born: (1992-06-19) June 19, 1992 (age 28)
British Hong Kong
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 12, 2016, for the Miami Marlins
MLB statistics
(through May 4, 2021)
Win–loss record4–4
Earned run average5.18
Strikeouts148
Teams

Austin Robert Brice (born June 19, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his 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.

Career[edit]

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] On July 24, Brice made his Red Sox debut against the Baltimore Orioles, entering the game in relief of Nathan Eovaldi in the seventh inning.[14] Brice was on the injured list for two weeks during September with a right lat strain.[15] Overall with the 2020 Red Sox, Brice appeared in 21 games (one start), compiling a 1–0 record with 5.95 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 19+23 innings pitched.[16]

In early December 2020, Brice and the Red Sox reached a one-year deal for the 2021 season.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ASU recruit drafted by Marlins". Watauga Democrat. Retrieved November 20, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Austin Brice Class of 2010 - Player Profile | Perfect Game USA".
  3. ^ "Greensboro Grasshoppers' Austin Brice is still learning". News-Record.com. Retrieved November 20, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c d "Austin Brice Stats, Highlights, Bio | MiLB.com Stats". Milb.com. Retrieved January 10, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Frisaro, Joe (May 24, 2018). "Prospect Garcia among 4 added to Marlins' roster". M.marlins.mlb.com. Retrieved March 26, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Spencer, Clark (August 9, 2016). "A.J. Ramos lands on DL with broken finger | Fish Bytes". Miamiherald.typepad.com. Retrieved March 26, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Frisaro, Joe (January 19, 2017). "Marlins get right-hander Dan Straily from Reds | MLB.com". M.mlb.com. Retrieved March 26, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Jeff Todd (November 2, 2018). "Angels Claim Austin Brice". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved March 26, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Angels Designate Austin Brice". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved January 1, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Marlins' Austin Brice: Dumped from 40-man roster". CBSSports.com. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  13. ^ "Red Sox Roster & Staff – Transactions". MLB.com. January 2020. Retrieved January 10, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Orioles vs. Red Sox". ESPN.com. July 24, 2020. Retrieved July 24, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Red Sox Roster & Staff – Transactions". MLB.com. September 2020. Retrieved September 25, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Austin Brice Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Browne, Ian (December 2, 2020). "Red Sox avoid arb with Barnes, three others". MLB.com. Retrieved December 3, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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