Scott Boras says Brad Boxberger hasn't indicated any unhappiness with the Tampa Bay Rays and he considers the pairing "a good fit" though salary eventually may become an issue.
"(Kevin) Cash has given him an opportunity and he's taken advantage of it and become an All-Star, and when you have things like that happen for a young player, you're in a good place," Boras said. "Obviously there might be some economics that might dictate how you may look at that (long term). But I think it's been a good fit for the Rays, and I think it's been a good fit for Box."
Boxberger told the Tampa Bay Times recently that his late struggles "could all be attributed" to how much the Rays used him in non-closing situations early in the season, but Boras says they don't feel he was misused. He expects the Rays to handle Boxberger differently in 2016 now that he has established himself as a closer, though that job is not guaranteed if Jake McGee is also back.
"I think his role is going to be a little more defined going into next year because every closer coming into the season when you're earning a role, you're going to throw in early innings and you're going to throw until you earn the role," Boras said. "So now knowing he has that role and pitching late in games, I think it's going to be a little bit easier to manage his situation."