Brad was drafted in the 31st round by the Oakland A’s in 2002, but chose to return to Southwest Missouri State for his senior year.
Brad is the only active reliever in Major League Baseball to have appeared in at least 60 games in each of the last eight seasons (2009-16). His 604 appearances since his MLB debut in 2008 lead active relievers, while his 2.44 career ERA ranks eighth. Signing as a free agent with the Marlins on December 23, 2016, he is entering his 10th season in the Majors. Brad spent the majority of the past six seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks before being traded last season to the Boston Red Sox on July 9. From May 29, 2015 to June 20, 2016, he set an Arizona club record with 43 consecutive saves, the seventh longest such streak in Major League history. With Arizona, Brad compiled the lowest career ERA in franchise history among pitchers who have appeared in at least 100 games for the club (2.49) and made more appearances than any pitcher in Arizona history (348).
Created his foundation, Pastime for Patriots, to support members of the United States military and their families.