Red Sox place left-handed pitcher Richard Bleier on 15-day injured list

Club Recalls Left-Handed Pitcher Brennan Bernardino from Triple-A Worcester

May 22nd, 2023

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today placed left-handed pitcher Richard Bleier on the 15-Day Injured List due to left shoulder inflammation. To fill Bleier’s spot on the active Major League roster, the club recalled left-handed pitcher Brennan Bernardino from Triple-A Worcester.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Bleier, 36, appeared in yesterday’s game against the San Diego Padres and allowed one run over 1.1 innings. The left-hander is 1-0 with a 5.85 ERA (13 ER/20.0 IP) in 19 relief appearances this season. Acquired by Boston on January 30, 2023, he owns a 3.24 ERA (115 ER/319.2 IP) in 327 career appearances (two starts) with the New York Yankees (2016), Baltimore Orioles (2017-20), Miami Marlins (2020-22), and Boston Red Sox (2023).

Bernardino, 31, has made 11 appearances for Boston since being claimed off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on April 16. He has posted a 3.65 ERA (5 ER/12.1 IP) with 10 strikeouts and three walks, including allowing zero earned runs in his first six outings (7.0 IP). The right-hander has pitched in two games for Worcester this season, most recently on May 18 when he threw 1.0 inning and allowed one run on two hits with two walks and one strikeout against Lehigh Valley.