The Yankees announced that right-hander Colten Brewer was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The righty had been designated for assignment last week.
Brewer, 30, started this season with the Rays on a minor league deal. He had an impressive spring, tossing 9 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run to cross the plate. That wasn’t enough to get him onto Tampa’s Opening Day roster, but a provision in his contract gave the other 29 clubs that chance, which the Yankees took.
That relationship got off to a good start, with Brewer tossing five scoreless innings over his first two appearances for the Yanks. But in a game against the Twins last week, starter Jhony Brito was lit up for seven runs while only recording two outs. Brewer was called in and allowed solo home runs to Edouard Julien and Carlos Correa, eventually recording the third out with the score 9-0. He pitched three more innings after that, eventually allowing four earned runs on the day overall.
The Yanks needed a fresh arm after struggling through that game and cut Brewer from the roster. All players with previous career outrights have the right to reject an outright assignment and elect free agency. Brewer was outrighted by the Red Sox in 2021 and therefore has the ability to hit the open market, though it’s not yet clear whether he’s has decided to waive that right or not.
Over his career, Brewer has made 84 appearances for the Padres, Red Sox and now Yankees. He has a 4.98 ERA in that time with a 19.7% strikeout rate, 13.1% walk rate and 51.3% ground ball rate.
Colten Brewer is a mainstay.
Useful arm to keep around.
Colten Brewer needs a mainstay payday in order to play today. Come what may.
You don’t say.
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All the best.
I hope Brewer has his season pass for the DFA train.
Would rather see off Hicks, Donaldson, and IKF on that train.
And Cashman with them.
Ohtani just outrighted Clarke Schmidt.
Clarke seems to pitch like Schidt.