Boston Red Sox

Jul 1, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Matt Andriese (35) pitches against the Kansas City Royals during the ninth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

It hasn’t been a great July for Red Sox long reliever Matt Andriese. After allowing at least one run in his first three outings of the month, the 31-year-old is now heading to the injured list due to ‘right hamstring tightness,’ the team announced on Saturday.

Andriese is in his first year in Boston, having signed with the Red Sox as a free agent this winter. He’s appeared in 26 games, recording a 6.03 ERA and 1.768 WHIP over 37.1 innings. The righty has allowed multiple earned runs in three of his last four and four of his last six appearances.

To fill Andriese’s spot on the active roster, the Red Sox recalled Austin Brice from Triple-AAA Worcester. This will be Brice’s second major league stint this season. Although he struggled at the beginning of the year – he had a 6.94 ERA in 12 appearances before being sent down – he’s seemingly found his rhythm as of late, boasting a 1.20 ERA in 12 outings with the WooSox.

Overall, the Red Sox bullpen has been a bright spot this year. They currently have a 3.46 ERA as a unit, which is the fourth-best in the American League.

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