Sunday, August 4, 2013

Red Sox With No Cards Pt. 9: Bryce Florie

Bryce Florie's baseball career is best remembered for the above image.  He actually played in parts of three seasons for the Red Sox after being acquired in a trade with the Tigers at the 1999 trading deadline for Mike Maroth, not one of Dan Duquette's better moves.  Florie pitched in 14 games down the stretch with a 4.80 ERA.  He started two of those games.  He struck out 25 and walked 15 in 30 innings, mostly as a middle reliever.

Florie was a major part of the Red Sox bullpen in 2000, pitching in 29 games with a 4.56 ERA.  That is, until September 8, 2000 when he was struck in the face with a line drive off the bat of the Yankees' Ryan Thompson.  Florie suffered broken bones in his face and eye damage.  He did come back in 2001 but was generally ineffective.  He was released in late July

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