The Brewers have dealt left-handed reliever Neal Cotts to the Twins in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Cotts, who recorded an out in relief during Friday night's win over the Nationals, owns a 3.26 ERA in 49 2/3 innings this season. The Twins will be his fifth team in his career.
Brewers reliever Neal Cotts faced one batter, striking him out on five pitches, to earn the win over Philadelphia on Tuesday. Cotts stranded a runner at second base by fanning Ryan Howard. The Brewers ralled from one run down in the following inning to earn Cotts his first win of the year.
Brewers pitcher Neal Cotts has struggled a bit with his location so far in spring training. He's been tagged for a ton of runs, leading to a 10.13 ERA in seven appearances. He's happy with how he's thrown the last two times out, reports MLB.com. "The last two have been better than the previous times out there. A lot better," said Cotts, who made a mechanical adjustment last week. "I know the results [Monday] weren't very good, as far as getting the first two outs quickly and then struggling to get the third. The ball is coming out better. … I'm not happy. I wasn't happy not getting through the inning yesterday after getting two quick outs. If I was satisfied with that, I shouldn't be here anymore." Manager Ron Roenicke wants to see more consistency from him. "Whether it's just confidence or whether their stuff isn't the same, that's tough to say. But we need to see more out of them," Roenicke said.
The Brewers have reached a one-year deal with reliever Neal Cotts, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Cotts was in Milwaukee on Thursday to take a physical. He passed the team physical, and will earn $3 million next season, according to FoxSports.com. The deal is expected to be announced by the club on Friday. The 34-year-old Cotts posted a 4.32 ERA over 66 2/3 innings last year.
The Brewers are talking to reliever Neal Cotts, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Cotts, 34, spent the last two seasons with the Rangers. After an exceptional comeback in 2013, Cotts regressed a bit in 2014, posting a 4.32 ERA. While the two sides have talked, it's unclear if a deal is close. If the Brewers were to reach a deal with Cotts, the team would have to remove a player from the 40-man roster.