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Former Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Tweets He’s Joining the Red Sox

Former Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher Tweets He’s Joining the Red Sox

Former Tampa Bay Rays reliever Ryan Sheriff says he has joined the Red Sox organization. Although the team has not confirmed anything yet, but they tweeted from their verified account @ King Sheriff,

“Glad to be apart of it” @red Sox organization! let’s get it.”

While his last name is very likely the predictable “new sheriff in town” lines, there is a good chance that the city could be Worcester.

Sheriff, a 32-year-old lefthander, has 44 career big league appearances, all out of the bullpen. He is 3-2 with a 3.65 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. He spent 2017 and 2018 with the Cardinals and 2020 and 2021 with the Rays.

The former 28th-round pick from Culver City, California, spent the entirety of 2022 in the minors in the Phillies organization and had to shut down after July 29 with a shoulder injury. It is unclear whether he will be healthy at the start of spring training.

Sheriff has been an advocate for mental health since briefly leaving the Rays during the 2021 season. he told MLB.com those days:

I guess I just needed a little break,” the sheriff said. โ€œGoing through all the COVID stuff and isolation and all that, I just needed some time to get my life together. I guess I’ll have to deal with this for the rest of my life. But I’m glad I have a good foundation to start with. Rays has been nothing but a great support for me. He has helped me a lot in the whole process.โ€

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