James Ryan Weber (born August 12, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays. Listed at 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) and 180 pounds (82 kg), he throws and bats right-handed.

Ryan Weber
Ryan Weber on September 21, 2016.jpg
Weber pitching for the Atlanta Braves in 2016
Boston Red Sox – No. 65
Born: (1990-08-12) August 12, 1990 (age 29)
St. Petersburg, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 2015, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
(through September 26, 2019)
Win–loss record3–9
Earned run average5.04


Weber was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 12th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft out of Clearwater Central Catholic High School in Clearwater, Florida. He did not sign, and attended St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was then drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 22nd round of the 2009 MLB draft and signed.[1] Weber was a 2016 inductee of his high school's athletic hall of fame.[2]

Atlanta BravesEdit

From 2009 through 2014, Weber pitched in the lower levels of Atlanta's farm system, reaching the Double-A level in 2014.

Weber began the 2015 season with the Double-A Mississippi Braves. He was later promoted to Triple-A Gwinnett, and began pitching games as a starter in late August.[3] Weber was called up to the majors for the first time on September 8, 2015, to start in place of Matt Wisler, who had been forced to pitch in relief two days prior, and subsequently missed his turn in the rotation.[4] Weber threw six innings against the Philadelphia Phillies, yielding two runs and four hits on 76 pitches.[5] Overall with the 2015 Braves, Weber made five appearances (all starts), compiling an 0–3 record and 4.76 ERA.

Weber was invited to spring training in 2016, and was sent to Gwinnett to start the season.[6] At both the major and minor league levels, Weber pitched primarily in relief.[7] He was recalled on April 18, after the team placed Gordon Beckham on the disabled list.[8] Weber made three appearances and recorded a 10.57 ERA before returning to the minors on April 27.[9] Jason Grilli was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on May 31, and Weber was recalled again.[10] Three days later, Weber was returned to Gwinnett.[11] After a ten-day stint in the minors, Weber was recalled on June 13, only to be optioned the next day.[12][13] Weber was recalled as an extra reliever and took struggling starter Matt Wisler's roster spot on July 31.[14] On August 3, Weber was replaced with reliever Brandon Cunniff,[15] only to be recalled on August 13.[16] Overall with the 2016 Braves, Weber made 16 appearances (two starts), compiling a 1–1 record and 5.45 ERA.

Seattle MarinersEdit

On November 2, 2016, Weber was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners.[17] He was designated for assignment by the Mariners on November 28,[18] and outrighted to Triple-A on December 2.[19] His contract was selected on May 13, 2017, so that he could make a start against the Toronto Blue Jays.[20] Weber was placed on the disabled list the next day. Overall with the 2017 Mariners, Weber made a single appearance, allowing one run in ​3 23 innings pitched.

Tampa Bay RaysEdit

On January 26, 2018, Weber signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.[21] He was called up by the Rays on April 9, 2018, and was designated for assignment on April 13. He was called back up on May 13, designated for assignment again on July 14, and was outrighted on July 22. Overall with the 2018 Rays, Weber made two appearances, both in relief, allowing three earned runs in ​5 13 innings. Weber elected free agency on October 2, 2018.[22]

Boston Red SoxEdit

On December 21, 2018, Weber signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox.[23] On May 6, 2019, the Red Sox called up Weber from the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox when David Price was placed on the injured list.[24] Weber made his first appearance with Boston that day, pitching four innings of scoreless relief against the Baltimore Orioles.[25] On May 23, Weber earned his first win as a starting pitcher, holding Toronto to one run on three hits in six innings.[26] He was optioned back to Pawtucket on June 7,[27] recalled to Boston on July 15, and optioned back on July 20.[28] He was again recalled to Boston on August 4, then returned to Pawtucket on August 12.[29] Weber was recalled to Boston on September 1, when rosters expanded.[30] Overall with the 2019 Red Sox, Weber appeared in 18 games (three starts), compiling a 2–4 record with 5.09 ERA and 29 strikeouts in ​40 23 innings.


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  6. ^ Bowman, Mark (March 26, 2016). "Lefty Krol among 4 Braves sent to Minor Leagues". MLB.com. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  7. ^ Knobler, Danny (September 19, 2016). "Off strong relief effort, Weber earns start for Braves". MLB.com. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
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  9. ^ Mullen, Maureen (April 27, 2016). "Braves call up Gant, option Weber to Triple-A". MLB.com. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
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  12. ^ Bowman, Mark (June 13, 2016). "O'Flaherty placed on DL with right knee strain". MLB.com. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  13. ^ Bowman, Mark (June 14, 2016). "MRI shows no damage to Simmons' shoulder". MLB.com. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
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  17. ^ Dutton, Bob (November 2, 2016). "Mariners acquire pitcher from Atlanta in a series of roster moves". The News Tribune. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
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  19. ^ Johns, Greg (December 2, 2016). "RHP Weber outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma". MLB.com. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  20. ^ Wilmoth, Charlie (May 13, 2017). "Mariners Designate Jean Machi For Assignment, Select Ryan Weber's Contract". Retrieved May 13, 2017.
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  22. ^ Todd, Jeff (October 8, 2018). "Players Electing Free Agency". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  23. ^ Cotillo, Chris (2018-12-21). "Boston Red Sox sign Ryan Weber to minor-league deal". MassLive.com. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  24. ^ "Red Sox Roster & Staff – Transactions". MLB.com. May 2019. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  25. ^ "Red Sox vs. Orioles - Box Score". ESPN. May 6, 2019. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
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  28. ^ "Red Sox Roster & Staff – Transactions". MLB.com. July 2019. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  29. ^ "Red Sox Roster & Staff – Transactions". MLB.com. August 2019. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  30. ^ "Red Sox Roster & Staff – Transactions". MLB.com. September 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.

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