Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Boxberger in 2011 AFL Rising Stars Game


Yesterday, the Arizona Fall League announced its selections for the 2011 AFL Rising Stars Game via twitter and among them was Redlegs right hander Brad Boxberger. Boxberger will be one of 50 players in the game, that also includes super freak Bryce Harper. The game will be played on Saturday, November 5th at 5pm mountain time, which by my calculations is 7pm eastern. If you have the MLB Network you can watch the game live on television, or if not, you can catch it on MLB.com, where it will also be streaming live. Speaking of calculations, here's a good one.

This is big news for the righty who is currently 0-0 with a 3.48 ERA and two saves during the AFL this year. You can read about how important it is to him on his AFL blog. Boxberger is quickly becoming a favorite of mine, and I'm hoping to see him enjoy success in the Reds bullpen next year, and perhaps become the closer of the future. He will definitely be a key player to watch, as the Reds restructure their bullpen next year with Chapman transitioning back to starter, and especially if Cordero is not re-signed.

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