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Colten Brewer on Red Sox ring ceremony: 'I celebrated for them'

Colten Brewer on Red Sox ring ceremony: 'I celebrated for them'

On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox celebrated their World Series title. All of the players and managers received rings in a huge celebration. All except one guy.

Colten Brewer didn't receive a ring on Tuesday. He was in the San Diego Padres organization last season and came over to the Red Sox in an offseason trade that occurred in late November.

Despite Brewer's lack of involvement in the ring ceremony, he was still happy to witness the ceremony and watch his teammates get honored.

“I celebrated for them. I was happy for all of those guys. They earned it,” said Brewer to Matt Vautour of MassLive.com. “I was just sitting at home watching games 1 through 5. I think I clicked off on the extra inning game.

“It’s weird how everything falls into place. It’s cool to sit next to all these World Series champions and great baseball players. I’m learning from them and their experiences.”

And, of course, Brewer acknowledged that Red Sox general manager, Dave Dombrowski, discussed the ring ceremony with him and mentioned a silver lining for Brewer.

“(Dombrowski) said ‘You’ll get yours next year,’” Brewer said, per Vautour.

Of course, if Brewer wants that to happen, the Red Sox are going to have to turn things around. They have started off the season just 3-9. Since the Wild Card was initiated in 1995, only three teams have made the playoffs after starting with a record of 3-9 or worse.

So far in 2019, Brewer has been a bright spot out of the bullpen. He has pitched 4 2/3 innings over five outings. He has a 1.93 ERA and an 0-1 record.

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Newcomer Colten Brewer draws high praise as ‘intriguing’ Red Sox bullpen option

Newcomer Colten Brewer draws high praise as ‘intriguing’ Red Sox bullpen option

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox will have most of the band back together for 2019. But that doesn’t mean you won’t see some new faces making an impact this season.

One of those players could be right-handed reliever Colten Brewer.

Brewer was acquired in November from San Diego for minor-league infielder Esteban Quiroz. The 26-year-old has only 11 major-league appearances on his resumé, but Sox manager Alex Cora is excited to see what he brings to the table in a Boston bullpen that needs guys to step up in Joe Kelly and Craig Kimbrel’s absence.

“Brewer is a guy that intrigues me,” Cora said Wednesday at JetBlue Park. “I know he has big-league experience but size, size-wise, it’s pretty interesting what we’re going to do with him. And I can’t wait to see the ending result. I do feel stuff-wise he’s up there with [Matt] Barnes, [Ryan] Brasier, [Heath] Hembree and Work [Brandon Workman] and all those guys. If we can adjust a few things, I think he’ll have an impact.”

The former Padre spoke Friday about what goes through his mind when he thinks about  being a member of the Red Sox organization, and the expectations he’s set for himself on a championship ball club.

“Well, a World Series championship team. That’s what goes through my mind,” Brewer said. “So like, that’s what I’m ready to do. I’m ready to go out there and show what I can do.”

When you see Brewer take the mound in a Red Sox uniform this season, you can expect him to throw a heavy dose of two pitches.

“Usually cutters,” Brewer said. “You know, cutters up is . . . my bread and butter that I like to do. And then, you know, spin the curveball down and away. Usually I bury it in the dirt, too. That’s usually what I can do.”

Brewer is soaking up all the information he can from a group of pitchers that contributed to a World Series title three months ago.

“I’m ready to learn from them as much as I possibly can,” he said. “And take what they have to say and things they can teach me and go from there.”

Last year, it was Ryan Brasier unexpectedly stepping up for the bullpen when needed most. The door is wide open for Brewer to follow in Brasier’s footsteps.

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