The Diamondbacks have signed Brewer to a minor league deal and he played in an extended spring training game on Wednesday, Jack Magruder of Fanragsports.com reports. Brewer was a 12th-round draft pick of Arizona's in 2009 and appeared in four games for the Diamondbacks in 2013. He's also spent time in the Cleveland and Seattle organizations the past two years.
Brewer signed a minor league deal with the Mariners on Saturday. Brewer made five starts during 2015 in the Indians farm system totaling a little over 17 innings, due to being limited with an injury. Since being drafted by the Diamondbacks in 2009, Brewer has only played in 4 MLB games, all occurring in 2013 for Arizona.
The Indians have optioned pitcher Kyle Crockett to Triple-A Columbus and released pitcher Charles Brewer. The moves clear a 25-man and a 40-man roster spot for Shaun Marcum. Crockett has tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings in three appearances this season, striking out four and walking three.
The Indians made another round of cuts on Tuesday, trimming their major-league spring training roster down to 54. The team optioned Shawn Armstrong, Charles Brewer, Giovanny Urshela to Triple-A. Cody Anderson, Ryan Merritt and Tony Wolters were all optioned to Double-A, and Jake Lowery, Tyler Naquin, Will Roberts and Jordan Smith were all reassigned to minor-league camp.
The Indians acquired pitcher Charles Brewer from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations Saturday. Brewer was designated for assignment by Arizona on Thursday as they tidied up the 40-man roster in preparation for the Rule 5 Draft. He went 11-12 with a 4.46 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 138:48 K:BB ratio in 169 2/3 innings over 29 starts between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno in 2014.
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