Brewer was traded from the Padres to the Red Sox in exchange for infielder Esteban Quiroz on Tuesday, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports. The Padres needed space on their 40-man roster for brighter prospects, so they dealt Brewer in order to clear things up a bit. The 26-year-old struggled in his first taste of the majors, allowing six runs on 15 hits in 9.2 innings of work. However, he did show potential at Triple-A, producing a 3.75 ERA and 63:15 K:BB in 48 frames with El Paso. Brewer figures to compete for a bullpen role with the Red Sox, though he'll need to improve against big-league hitters during spring training to have a chance of sticking on the active roster.
Brewer was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday. Brewer is back with the big club after finishing out the minor-league season with El Paso. The 25-year-old has allowed six runs (two earned) on eight hits across 3.2 big-league innings this season and figures to work primarily in lower-leverage situations down the stretch. Brewer posted a respectable 3.75 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 63 strikeouts in 48 innings with the Chihuahuas.
Brewer (oblique) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday. The 25-year-old had been out since late July with an oblique strain. Prior to the injury, he pitched three scoreless innings at the major-league level. Clayton Richard was placed on the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move.
Brewer (oblique) began a rehab assignment at Triple-A El Paso on Saturday and struck out two over a perfect inning during his appearance in the affiliate's 4-3 win over Las Vegas. Brewer has been sidelined since July 22 with a left oblique strain, so he'll likely require at least a couple more appearances in the minors before the Padres bring him back from the 10-day disabled list. The right-hander will presumably be ticketed for middle-relief duties once he rejoins the big club.
Brewer was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left oblique Monday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Brewer has thrown three innings for the Padres this season and has yet to give up an earned run. Joey Lucchesi was recalled from Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move.