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Top Cooper Criswell News

  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Takes loss in bulk role

    Criswell (0-1) took the loss Thursday against the Guardians, allowing four runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk over 2.1 innings.

    While Criswell didn't miss many bats in his brief outing, the Red Sox defense didn't do him any favors, as they committed a pair of errors behind the right-hander resulting in three unearned runs. The 27-year-old Criswell sports a 4.26 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 4:2 K:BB through his first 6.1 innings this season. He'll likely continue to work in a bulk role while Nick Pivetta (elbow) and Garrett Whitlock (oblique) are sidelined.

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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Ticketed for bulk relief

    Criswell is slated to work in bulk relief behind opening pitcher Brennan Bernardino in Thursday's game against the Guardians, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

    Criswell joined the Boston rotation last weekend against the Angels as a replacement for Nick Pivetta (elbow) and gave up two earned runs over four innings in his Red Sox debut. The right-hander will remain in the rotation for the foreseeable future, but he'll be deployed in bulk relief with the hope that the arrangement generates more favorable results. Expect Bernardino to work no more than an inning or two before giving way to Criswell.

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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Might not start Thursday

    Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Monday that he's considering a bullpen game Thursday versus the Guardians rather than starting Criswell, Mac Cerullo of the Boston Herald reports.

    It's Criswell's turn in the rotation, and while he could still pitch multiple innings Thursday, he might not be deployed as a traditional starter. Cora noted that any pitcher that ultimately starts Thursday will depend on who is needed in relief over the next few days. Criswell allowed two runs over four innings in his first start against the Angels on Saturday.

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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Yields two runs in no-decision

    Criswell took a no-decision in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Angels, permitting two runs on five hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out four.

    Taylor Ward's two-run blast in the third inning represented the lone damage off Criswell. He needed 83 pitches to cover his four frames, which kept him from going long enough to qualify for a victory. Criswell is slated to receive at least one more start while Nick Pivetta (elbow) recuperates, and it's currently lined up to be against the Guardians.

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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Set for season debut

    Criswell was called up from Triple-A Worcester to start Saturday's game against the Angels, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    The 27-year-old righty came into the year with little fanfare after working as a multi-inning reliever in the majors last year for Tampa Bay. However, he has a 0.87 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 60 percent groundball rate through 10.1 innings (two starts) at Triple-A. The new Red Sox regime has gotten the best out of its starting pitchers in the early going, so perhaps Criswell can keep that trend going. Nick Pivetta (elbow) was expected to play catch Saturday and there's a chance he could return shortly after the 15-day minimum.

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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: In line to start Saturday

    Criswell has joined the Red Sox' taxi squad and is expected to start Saturday against the Angels, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

    He'll fill the rotation slot of Nick Pivetta (elbow). Criswell has been sharp in his first two starts of the season with Triple-A Worcester, allowing one run with a 9:3 K:BB over 10.1 frames. The hope is that Pivetta won't need to miss too much time, but Criswell will likely be needed for at least one additional start next week.

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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Potential rotation fill-in

    Criswell is under consideration to get called up from Triple-A Worcester to fill Nick Pivetta's (elbow) slot in the rotation, Julian McWilliams and Alex Speier of The Boston Globe report.

    The Red Sox are hopeful Pivetta can return when eligible to come off the 15-day injured list, but they'll need a fill-in starter in the interim. Criswell opened the season in the rotation at Worcester and most recently pitched Sunday. He would be available to start Saturday against the Angels, the next time the Red Sox need a fifth starter. Criswell has allowed one run on eight hits and three walks while striking out nine over 10.1 innings in his two minor-league starts. Boston is also considering long reliever Chase Anderson, who's already on the 40-man roster and has made two multi-inning appearances, for a spot start.

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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Red Sox optioned Criswell to Triple-A Worcester on Friday, Chad Jennings of The Athletic reports.

    Criswell put his best foot forward in competing for a rotation spot this spring, collecting a 2.95 ERA and 17:3 K:BB across 18.1 innings of work. However, Tanner Houck and Garrett Whitlock also pitched well and they were ultimately given the fourth and fifth slots. Criswell will stay stretched out in Worcester's rotation.

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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Works four scoreless

    Criswell allowed two hits and struck out four over four scoreless innings in Thursday's spring start against Baltimore.

    Criswell emerged as a starting candidate following Lucas Giolito's elbow injury and made his fourth Grapefruit League start Thursday. The right-hander has a 3.14 ERA with 13 strikeouts and two walks across 14.1 innings in his four starts and sports a 2.95 ERA with 17 strikeouts over 18.1 innings overall.

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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Settles in after first

    Criswell allowed two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out three over four innings in Saturday's spring start against the Orioles.

    Criswell made his third spring start and faced a Baltimore lineup that featured six projected starters. He allowed a pair of first-inning runs then settled in, retiring the final eight batters faced. Criswell primarily throws a sinker, slider (Statcast identifies it as a sweeper) and cutter. "The slider has some outlier movement," Red Sox pitching coach Andrew Bailey told Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe. "He has a long history of strike-throwing and induces a lot of weak contact." The soft-tossing right-hander, who is in the mix for a rotation spot, has a 3.77 ERA over 14.1 Grapefruit League innings.

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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Sharp in start

    Criswell allowed two hits and struck out four over 3.2 scoreless innings in Monday's spring start against Pittsburgh.

    Criswell was added to the rotation competition after an elbow injury to Lucas Giolito will require him to undergo surgery Tuesday. "We see [Criswell] as a starter until he's not," Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. "Whatever decision we make, I'm intrigued." With two open rotation spots following Giolito's injury, Criswell joins a mix that includes Tanner Houck, Garrett Whitlock and Josh Winckowski. Criswell had a 5.97 ERA over 12 games with the Angels and Rays from 2021-23, but the Red Sox felt he could benefit from a personalized plan for improvement, which included changing the grip on his slider and improving his fastball. The right-hander has allowed four runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out 10 over 10.1 spring innings.

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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Added to starter mix

    Criswell allowed three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two over 2.2 innings in Wednesday's spring start against Minnesota.

    The Red Sox cited Criswell as a potential starter in the wake of Lucas Giolito's elbow injury, per Ian Browne of MLB.com. The right-hander made his first spring start Wednesday and threw a pair of 1-2-3 innings before sputtering in the third. Criswell's not overpowering -- his fastball topped out at 89.3 mph Wednesday -- but the Red Sox will need length and possibly a sixth starter early when the team plays 23 games in the first 25 days of the season.

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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Coming to camp as starter

    Criswell will enter spring training prepared to be a starting pitcher, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

    All 10 of Criswell's appearances in the majors in 2023 came in relief, but they were mostly of the bulk relief variety, as he went no less than two innings and as many as 4.2 frames across those 10 outings. The 27-year-old made 17 starts (and six relief appearances) last year at Triple-A Durham. Winning a rotation spot with the Red Sox is unlikely, but Criswell does have an option remaining, so he could open the 2024 campaign in Triple-A Worcester's rotation. Long relief with the big club is also a possibility.

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  • Red Sox's Cooper Criswell: Signs with Boston

    Criswell signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

    Criswell was designated for assignment by the Rays and later non-tendered after recording a 5.73 ERA and 1.55 WHIP with 27 strikeouts across 33 innings last season. The 27-year-old righty will now join the Red Sox's pitching staff as a low-risk depth piece, and he'll likely fill in as a multi-inning relief option.

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  • Cooper Criswell: Non-tendered after DFA

    Criswell was non-tendered by the Rays on Friday.

    Criswell was designated for assignment by Tampa Bay earlier this week and is now officially a free agent. The 27-year-old posted a 5.73 ERA over 33 big-league innings in 2023.

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  • Rays' Cooper Criswell: Bumped off 40-man roster

    Criswell was designated for assignment by the Rays on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Criswell struggled to a 5.73 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 27:11 K:BB over 33 major-league innings in 2023. The 27-year-old right-hander no longer holds a 40-man roster spot.

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  • Rays' Cooper Criswell: Returns to Triple-A

    Criswell was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The 27-year-old was called up Saturday and gave up four runs (three earned) over three innings against the Blue Jays, so he'll be sent down in favor of a fresh arm. Criswell will finish the regular season with a 5.73 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 27:11 K:BB over 33 innings out of the bullpen for Tampa Bay.

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  • Rays' Cooper Criswell: Summoned from Triple-A

    Criswell was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Saturday.

    Criswell is back in the majors for the first time since Aug. 19, when he tossed two innings out of the bullpen while serving as the Rays' 27th man for a doubleheader with the Angels. The right-hander's final appearance in the minors came Tuesday, when he struck out two over two scoreless innings. He could be deployed as a bulk reliever in Saturday's game in Toronto behind Shawn Armstrong, who is set to open the game but is unlikely to cover more than 1-to-3 innings.

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  • Rays' Cooper Criswell: Sent down to Triple-A

    The Rays optioned Criswell to Triple-A Durham on Sunday.

    Criswell served as the 27th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Angels, allowing three runs over two innings out of the bullpen in the second game of the twin bill. He holds a 5.40 ERA across 30 frames during his time with the big club this season.

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  • Rays' Cooper Criswell: Called up for doubleheader

    Criswell was called up to serve as the 27th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Angels.

    Criswell has bounced between a long-relief role in the majors and a rotation spot with Triple-A Durham throughout the year. None of his eight MLB appearances have been starts, but he's averaged 3.5 innings per appearance. His 4.82 ERA and 1.46 WHIP mean he's unlikely to move into a higher-leverage role any time soon.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Carrolton, GA
Age: 27
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R