Rex Brothers

#50 RP / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 210 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Cubs' Rex Brothers: Signs deal to avoid arbitration

      Brothers signed a one-year, $1.42 million contract with the Cubs on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. He will receive a relatively modest raise in 2016 after spending most of 2015 with the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate, posting a 4.46 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 45 appearances. The Cubs seem to think the control issues can be improved upon or overcome to a large extent -- he was able to do so earlier in his career -- but it's hard to imagine Brothers working his way into the back-end discussion with his new team.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Cubs' Rex Brothers: Traded to Cubs

      Brothers was traded to the Cubs on Wednesday for Wander Cabrera. He spent most of the year at Triple-A, and walked more batters than he struck out in 10.1 innings with the Rockies, resulting in his designation for assignment last week. The Cubs will take Brothers on as a low-cost reclamation project, but unless the lefty is able to cut down significantly on the free passes, he will have a tough time earning and maintaining a role with the big club in 2016.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Rex Brothers: Designated for assignment

      Brothers was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Friday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. After a 2013 season in which Brothers posted a 1.74 ERA and 10.2 K/9 over 72 appearances, many thought the lefty was the future closer in Colorado. However, a disappointing 2014 campaign (5.59 ERA) led to him spending most of 2015 in the minors. While Brothers enjoyed success after his return in September, his overall body of work -- he had a 4.46 ERA and 1.68 WHIP at Triple-A -- wasn't enough to convince the team he deserved a 40-man spot. He will now be subjected to waivers.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Rockies RP Rex Brothers completes fine finish in Sunday win

      Rockies reliever Rex Brothers pitched a scoreless eighth inning and recorded the win in relief Sunday against the Giants. After an uneven year at Triple-A Albuquerque, Brothers seemed to right the ship when he rejoined the Rockies as a September call-up. In 14 appearances spanning 7 2/3 innings, Brothers gave up no runs on five hits and four walks. The 27-year-old is probably a long shot to regain the closing role he formerly enjoyed in 2013, but his improvement down the stretch could allow him to claim a prominent bullpen spot in 2016.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Rockies recall Wilin Rosario, two others from Triple-A on Tuesday

      Rockies slugger Wilin Rosario has been recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque. Rosario had two stints with the Rockies earlier this season, but was rather disappointing at the plate. The catcher/first baseman hit .273 with just five home runs in 183 at-bats for the Rockies. His numbers were a little bit better with the Isotopes, hitting .297 with five dingers. Rosario is in the starting lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks. He will be at first base and bat cleanup. The Rockies also recalled infielder Cristhian Adames and left-hander Rex Brothers from Triple-A, as rosters expanded on Tuesday.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Rockies option RP Rex Brothers to Triple-A on Friday

      Rockies left-handed reliever Rex Brothers was optioned to Triple-A Alburquerque on Friday. Brothers, who recorded 19 saves for the Rockies in 2013, made his 2015 season debut on July 11 after failing to make the team out of spring training. The lefty struggled, posting a 6.75 ERA over three relief apperances. He'll try to get back on track with the Isotopes, with whom he has a 4.71 ERA in 32 games this season.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Rockies recall Rex Brothers from minors, DFA Aaron Laffey

      The Rockies recalled LHP Rex Brothers from Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, per MLB.com. Brothers is 4-1 with three saves and a 4.71 ERA in 32 games at Albuquerque. He was 4-6, 5.59 with the Rockies last season. To make room on the roster, the Rockies designated LHP Aaron Laffey for assignment. Laffey earned a win in his only appearance for the Rockies.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Rockies RP Rex Brothers making progress in minor leagues

      As Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers works on his control issues with the team's Triple-A affiliate, manager Walt Weiss said the team has been pleased with his progress, reports MLB.com. "Good reports," Weiss said. "Rex is making a lot of progress and I'm encouraged about what we're hearing and seeing." Brothers has spent the entire season at Triple-A to work on control and mechanical issues.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Rockies' Weiss on Rex Brothers: 'Control is still an issue'

      Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Wednesday that pitcher Rex Brothers has been up and down in his stint with Triple-A Albuquerque and that "control is still an issue" with the pitcher, the Denver Post reports. Brothers walked 6.2 batters per nine innings last season while posting a 5.59 ERA in 56 1/3 innings. He was surprisingly optioned to Triple-A before the start of this season and has given up seven earned runs on 11 hits and 11 walks in nine innings while striking out 14.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Rockies option Rex Brothers, Brandon Barnes

      The Rockies optioned pitcher Rex Brothers and outfielder Brandon Barnes to Triple-A Albuquerque and reassigned pitcher Scott Oberg and outfielder Matt McBride to minor-league camp, MLB.com reports. Brothers racked up 19 saves while posting a 1.74 ERA in 67 1/3 innings with the team in 2013 but was unable to break camp with the team just two seasons later, delivering an 8.22 ERA and 8:6 K:BB ratio in 7 2/3 innings. He also managed a 5.59 ERA in 2014. Barnes received 292 at-bats in his first season with the Rockies in 2014 but hit just .229/.362/.250 this spring.

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