Full name is Ryan David Brasier...He and his wife, Shaina, have two children, Kolten and Avery...Attended Weatherford Community College (TX) during the 2006-07 academic year...Graduated from Wichita Falls (TX) Rider High School.
Set career highs in appearances (68), innings (62.1), and strikeouts (64)...Averaged a career-best 1.88 BB/9.0 IP...Led the Sox in appearances (T-ninth in AL). Was his second season making at least 60 appearances (also 62 in 2019)...Had an expected ERA of 3.97 (source: Baseball Savant)...44 of his 68 appearances were scoreless (64.7%)...Had six outings in which every out came via strikeout, including four outings of at least 1.0 IP...Ranked in MLB’s 91st percentile in chase rate (34.2%)...Opponents hit .170 against his slider (17-for-100).
Completed his fourth season in the Red Sox organization...Missed the Red Sox’ first 134 games on the injured list, due to a left calf strain and a head injury... Did not pitch in any Grapefruit League games during spring training while he was rehabbing from an off-season hand injury...Opened the season on the 10-Day IL (retro to 3/29) with a left calf strain suffered during spring training... Transferred to the 60-Day IL on 5/3... While recovering from his calf injury, suffered a concussion from a line drive in June during a simulated game at the team’s complex in Fort Myers, Fla... Began a rehab assignment on 8/10, making five relief appearances with Triple-A Worcester (8/10-19) and three with Double-A Portland (8/24-29)... Reinstated from the IL on 9/1 and made his season debut on 9/3 vs. CLE, marking his 1st appearance in a ML game in nearly a year (last: 9/25/20)... Pitched in five ML games before being optioned to Worcester on 9/18... Recalled by BOS on 9/21 and spent the remainder of the season in the majors, allowing zero runs in 7.2 IP... Pitched on four consecutive days for the 1st time in his career from 9/29-10/2, helping the Sox earn home-field advantage in the AL Wild Card Game... In the Sox’ 4-2 win at WSH on 10/1, entered the game with runners at first and second and zero outs...Stranded both runners (1.0 IP, 2 SO).
POSTSEASON: Made seven Postseason appearances, five of which were scoreless...Earned four holds, including one in each of the Sox’ first three wins of the Postseason... Blew a save in Game 4 of the ALDS vs. TB, after he had allowed zero runs in his previous 11 outings, including the regular season... Recorded the final out of the Sox’ 9-5 win at HOU in Game 2 of the ALCS.
Made his second career Opening Day roster (also 2019)...Led Sox pitchers in appearances (25)...also led the Sox with 10 holds, tied for third-most in the majors...Recorded a career-high 10.80 SO/9.0 IP (25.0 IP, 30 SO)...Allowed 7 runs in his first 7 games (6.0 IP, 10.50 ERA), but posted a 1.89 ERA and held opponents to a .192 AVG in his remaining 18 outings (19.0 IP, 4 ER, 14 H). Twice made 7 consecutive scoreless appearances (8/16-30 and 9/3-17). Posted a 3.38 ERA in 13 road games (5 ER/13.1 IP), compared to a 4.63 ERA in 12 home games (6 ER/11.2 IP). Held RHH to a .230 AVG and .654 OPS (14-for-61, 2 HR) and LHH to a .270 AVG and .756 OPS (10-for-37, 0 HR). Stranded 7 of his 9 inherited runners, including 7 of his final 8.
Made his 1st career Opening Day roster. In his 1st full ML season, set career highs in innings (55.2), appearances (62), and strikeouts (61)... Was 1 of 4 BOS relievers to appear in 60+ games (also Matt Barnes, Marcus Walden, and Brandon Workman). Averaged 9.86 SO/9.0 IP... Recorded a career-high 7 saves. Held right-handers to a .608 OPS (28-for-121, 6 XBH). Also appeared in 10 games for Triple-A Pawtucket, allowing 1 run in 9.1 IP (0.96 ERA) with 13 SO and 1 BB.
2019 Season Timeline: Began the year with 5 straight scoreless appearances from 3/31-4/7 (5.0 IP). In his first 18 outings of the season (through 5/11), struck out 16 batters and walked only 2 in 16.2 IP. Posted a 1.32 ERA (2 ER/13.2 IP) with 6 saves in 7 chances over his first 14 appearances of the year (3/31-4/29)...Posted a 0.80 WHIP in that span (12 SO, 2 BB). Earned the 1st save of his ML career on 4/3 at OAK. Recorded all 3 saves for the Sox in their 3-game series sweep from 4/19-21 at TB, to become the 1st BOS pitcher with 3 saves in a 3-game sweep since Jonathan Papelbon in 2006 (7/17-19 vs. KC). Was on the bereavement list from 6/11-16...Made 6 straight scoreless appearances after being reinstated. Was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on 7/16...Recalled by BOS on 8/17 following 8 straight scoreless outings (8.0 IP) for the PawSox. Posted a 1.29 ERA (1 ER/7.0 IP) over his first 7 outings following his recall. Ended the season with 8 straight scoreless appearances (7.0 IP) beginning on 9/10. Made his 100th ML appearance on 9/20 at TB.
Saw his 1st ML action since 2013 and appeared in a career-high 34 games for BOS .. ... Also named an International League All-Star, serving as Triple-A Pawtucket's closer ... Remained on the ML roster through the end of the season following his selection from Pawtucket on 7/8 ... Was the recipient of the 2018 Lou Gorman Award, given to the Red Sox minor league player who has demonstrated dedication and perseverance in overcoming obstacles while working his way to the ML team ... Among AL pitchers with a minimum of 120 batters faced, ranked 2nd in WHIP (0.77), 4th in ERA (1.60), 5th in opponent OPS (.482), and 9th in opponent AVG (.171) ... Signed by BOS as a minor league free agent on 3/2 and was assigned to Pawtucket ... Made his Red Sox debut on 7/9 vs. TEX, marking his 1st MLB appearance since 9/27/13 for LAA at TEX ... Began his Red Sox career with 7 scoreless appearances (8.0 IP, 7 SO); allowed only 5 of 28 batters to reach safely (3 H, 2 BB) in that span ... Posted a career-best 9.0-inning scoreless streak from 8/5-25 (9 G, 3 H, BB, 10 SO, .111 AVG, 3-for-27) ... Earned his 1st career ML win in the Sox' comefrom- behind victory on 8/30 at CWS ... Ended the year allowing only 1 hit to his last 25 batters faced (.043 AVG, 1-for-23), beginning 9/9 ... Threw a perfect 8th inning in the Sox' division-clinching win on 9/20 at NYY ... Allowed 0 runs in 25 of his 34 games for Pawtucket ... Did not allow an ER over his final 22 appearances (22.0 IP) for the PawSox before being added to the ML roster on 7/8...Included a 16.0-inning scoreless streak (5/21-6/29) ... Also converted each of his final 12 save opportunities for Pawtucket, 5/4-7/7 ... Did not appear in the International League All- Star Game due to his promotion to BOS ... Limited opponents at Triple-A to a .215 AVG (29-for- 135) with just 7 XBH (.289 SLG) ... POSTSEASON: Made his postseason debut...Appeared in 9 of the Red Sox' 14 games, allowing only 1 run (1.04 ERA) while holding opponents to a .219 AVG (7-for-32) ... Allowed 0 runs in 3 ALDS games against the Yankees.. ... Recorded 3 SO in 1.0 IP in Game 2, then pitched a perfect 7th inning in the Sox' clinching Game 4 win ... Also allowed 0 runs in the ALCS vs. HOU, appearing in Games 1-4 and allowing 3 hits in 4.2 IP ... Pitched in Games 1 (0.2 IP, 1 R) and 3 (1.0 IP, 0 R) of the World Series vs. LAD.
Started season with Triple-A Salt Lake and made 10 appearances for the Bees in April before promotion to the Majors on May 1st... Made Major League debut for Angels on May 2nd vs. Baltimore and allowed two runs on two hits in one inning of work...Pitched a scoreless inning on May 5th before being optioned back to Salt Lake the following day... Was recalled by the Angels on May 16 but did not appear in a game for the Halos during second stint with the club and was optioned to Triple-A on May 21... Pitched the remainder of the Triple-A season for the Bees and registered a 5-2 overall record with 10 saves and a 4.13 ERA (56.2 IP - 26 ER) in 38 regular season games for Salt Lake... Recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on September 1st for third stint with Angels…Did not allow an earned run in five September appearances (7 IP) for the Halos...Only earned runs allowed in the big leagues came in Major League debut... Across seven total relief outings for the Angels, went 0-0 with a 2.00 ERA (9 IP - 2 ER), seven strikeouts and four walks.
In his first full year with Triple-A Salt Lake, pitched to a 7-3 record with 13 saves and a 4.37 ERA (59.2 IP - 29 ER)...Led PCL with 48 games finished...Led club in appearances (55), games finished and saves...Led all Salt Lake relievers with seven victories, which also established a career high for a single season with one club...Held opponents to a .171 clip with two outs and runners in scoring position...Successfully converted 13 of 14 save opportunities...Added to 40-man roster in offseason.
Tossed no-hitter, April 29, 2010 vs. Tulsa...Named Texas League Pitcher of the Week (April 26-May 3).
Selected to play in 2008 Midwest League All-Star Game.
Named to 2007 Pioneer League Team as honorable mention pick.