Full name is Austin Dean Maddox. Signed by Anthony Turco (Red Sox)...Pitched for 3 seasons at the University of Florida...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2011 and selected as the conference's 2010 Freshman of the Year...Named the Florida Times-Union's All-1st Coast Baseball Player of the Year at Eagle's View Academy in 2009...Selected by TB in the 37th round of the 2009 June Draft, but did not sign.
Made his ML debut after attending spring training as a non-roster invitee with the Red Sox...Appeared in 13 games over 4 stints with the big league club...Threw more than 1.0 inning in 7 of his ML outings...Held ML batters to a .485 OPS (13-for-65, 2B, HR) ...Faced 42 RHH, holding them to 0 XBH and a .150/.190/.150 batting line (6-for-40, 2 BB, 9 SO)...Held ML opponents hitless with RISP (0-for-10)...Recorded a scoreless streak of 16.1 IP, spanning all 13 of his outings...Was the longest scoreless streak by innings to begin a BOS career since Vaughn Eshelman in 1995 (18.0 IP)...His 16.1-inning scoreless streak was the 3rd-longest by a rookie pitcher in 2017 behind CLE's Tyler Olson (20.0) and PHI's Hoby Milner (16.2)...Also made 37 appearances between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket, posting a 2.92 ERA and a .183 opponent AVG (49.1 IP, 16 ER, 31 H)...Selected to the active big league roster on 6/15. Did not allow a run in his first 12 ML appearances...Became the 1st Red Sox pitcher to allow 0 runs and issue 0 BB through their first 8 games with the Red Sox since Mike Myers in 2004 (also 8)...Made his ML debut on 6/17 at HOU...Pitched the 7th inning and retired all 3 batters faced (Marwin Gonzalez, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa)...Recorded his 1st ML strikeout on 6/19 at KC (Alex Gordon, swinging)...Allowed his only run of the season in his final outing on 9/28 vs. HOU (Brian McCann solo HR in the 6th inning)...Entered with the bases loaded in the 4th and struck out Alex Bregman, then pitched a scoreless 5th. POSTSEASON: Pitched the 7th inning in Game 1 and in Game 2 of the ALDS at HOU.
Went 5-3 with 5 saves, a 3.59 ERA (27 ER/67.2 IP), and 64 SO in 39 appearances (2 GS) across 3 levels of the organization. Began the season with 13 games at High-A Salem, going 2-0 with 5 saves in those outings. Over 3 stints with Double-A Portland, went 2-3 with a 3.96 ERA (17 ER/38.2 IP) and a .207 opponent AVG...Did not allow a run in either of his 2 starts, on 6/6 at Hartford (3.0 IP) and 6/18 at Richmond (4.0 IP). Limited LHH to a .211 AVG (23-for-109), including .149 (10-for-67) at the Double- and Triple-A levels. Made his Triple-A debut with 3 single-game stints at Pawtucket, going 1-0 and allowing 1 ER over 4.2 IP (1.93 ERA). Following the season, made 11 appearances for Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League (8.2 IP).