Brach picked up his third hold of the season in Wednesday's win over the Brewers, throwing a scoreless inning in relief of Tyler Mahle.
The Reds are counting on Brach in higher-leveraged situations with Tejay Antone on the IL, as he helped set the table Wednesday while protecting a one-run lead in the seventh inning. Brach hasn't allowed a run in his last five outings, though walks remain a problem for him -- he's issued six free passed in 10.2 innings.
Brach's contract was selected by the Reds on Friday.
The 35-year-old righty has several strong seasons on his resume, but he doesn't seem to be the same guy at this stage of his career. He owns a 5.54 ERA since the start of 2019, thanks in large part to his 15.0 percent walk rate, and has yet to throw a major-league inning this season. Carson Fulmer was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Brach signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Monday.
Brach chose to become a free agent at the end of April after being DFA'd by the Royals. He appeared in 34 games with the Mets in 2020, finishing the season with a 5.84 ERA and 1.78 WHIP with a 14:14 K:BB across 12.1 innings.
Brach cleared waivers and elected free agency Monday.
Brach was designated for assignment Saturday, and he'll choose to become a free agent rather than accepting an outright assignment. The right-hander hasn't appeared in a game in 2021 but posted a 5.84 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 12.1 innings across 14 relief appearances with the Mets in 2020.
Brach was designated for assignment by the Royals on Saturday.
Brach's contract was selected by Kansas City on Friday after Greg Holland was placed on the injured list for an unspecified reason. However, Brach didn't appear in Friday's contest and will now be removed from the 40-man roster once again after Holland was activated in a corresponding move.
Brach's contract was selected by the Royals on Friday.
Brach failed to break camp with the major-league club this year, but he'll now join the Royals' bullpen after Greg Holland was placed on the injured list for an unspecified reason. Brach made 14 relief appearances for the Mets last year and posted a 5.84 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 12.1 innings.
Brach did not make the Royals' Opening Day roster, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Brach struggled to a 5.84 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 14 relief appearances with the Mets last year. He joined the Royals on a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, but he wasn't able to win a spot in the bullpen. The 34-year-old righty will head to the alternate training site to begin 2021, with a Triple-A assignment possible once that season commences.
The Royals signed Brach to a minor-league contract Monday that includes an invitation to big-league spring training.
Brach didn't take long to find an opportunity with another organization after the Mets released him last week. The 34-year-old will bring a wealth of MLB experience to the Kansas City bullpen, but he likely won't be trusted to handle high-leverage work to begin the season even if he's able to win a spot on the Royals' Opening Day roster. Over the past two seasons, Brach has posted a 5.54 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 9.7 K-BB% across 66.2 innings.
Brach was released by the Mets on Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Brach will have to search for a new team after passing through waivers unclaimed. Heading into his age-35 season having produced ERAs well above 5.00 in each of the last two years, he'll presumably be stuck auditioning for a minor-league deal.
Brach was designated for assignment by the Mets on Thursday.
Brach exercised his one-year, $2.075 million player option in October, but he'll be removed from the 40-man roster just before the start of spring training to make room for Jonathan Villar. Brach only made 14 relief appearances for the Mets in 2020 after battling COVID-19 during summer camp. When he was healthy, the 35-year-old posted a 5.84 ERA and 1.78 ERA over 12.1 innings.
Brach will remain a Met in 2021 after exercising his one-year, $2.075 million player option Saturday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
A battle with COVID-19 during summer camp limited Brach to just 12.1 innings this season. He failed to impress, posting a 14:14 K:BB and a 5.84 ERA, so it makes sense that the veteran righty would happily snap up any guaranteed money available heading into his age-35 season. Brach has now posted ERAs of 5.47 or worse in two straight seasons after posting a 3.78 ERA or better in each of the previous seven campaigns, so his chances of returning to his former high-leverage role appear slim.
Brach (1-0) pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing a walk and striking out one to earn the win in Wednesday's victory over the Marlins.
Brach came on in relief of Edwin Diaz, who left the game with leg cramps in eighth inning. Brach finished the eighth, and the Mets took the lead on Wilson Ramos' RBI single in the bottom half of the inning. The 34-year-old Brach then worked the ninth, and he picked up his first win this year. He has a 1.69 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and five strikeouts in 5.1 innings, mostly in a middle-relief role.
Brach (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Brach missed the early part of the season after missing the entirety of camp due to a positive COVID-19 test. He's since been able to build up his arm strength and will fill a relief role for the Mets, though it's unlikely to be a high-leverage one given that he struggled to a 5.47 ERA last season.
Brach confirmed Saturday that his absence from summer camp was due to COVID-19, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Brach was absent for all of camp due to previously undisclosed reasons and remains on the injured list. He did experience symptoms but said that his case was fairly mild. He'll need some time to build up his arm strength before seeing game action, and it's not yet clear when that's expected to happen.
Brach (undisclosed) rejoined the Mets on Saturday but remains on the injured list, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Brach missed all of camp for an undisclosed reason and was placed on the injured list in the middle of July. It's unclear where he's at in his progress toward game readiness, but he should require some time before he's ready to pitch in regular-season games. However, it's encouraging to see him back with the team.
Brach (undisclosed) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
This move comes after it was reported last week that Brach had yet to report to camp. The Mets didn't provide a reason behind the righty's placement on the injured list, and the team isn't legally allowed to confirm whether his absence is related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Once healthy, Brach is looking to bounce back from a 2019 campaign in which he posted a career-worst 5.47 ERA in 54.1 innings.
Brach has yet to report to Mets camp, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
If Brach's absence were due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Mets wouldn't legally be able to confirm. Brach is looking to bounce back from a 2019 campaign in which he posted a career-worst 5.47 ERA, though whether or not he's able to pitch at the start of the season given the time he's missed remains to be seen.
Brach posted a 1.93 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 7:1 K:BB in 4.2 innings this spring before the Grapefruit League schedule was suspended.
A solo homer was the only real blemish on his performance. Brach struggled in 2019 with the Cubs but rebounded late in the season after signing with the Mets in August, ringing up a 15:3 K:BB through 14.2 innings, and he carried that momentum into spring training. The 33-year-old appears ticketed for the final middle-relief spot in the bullpen once the regular season begins.
Brach signed a one-year, $850,000 deal with the Mets on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The contract includes a player option for $1.25 million in 2021. Brach is still owed $500,000 from the Cubs for 2020, so he will be earning $1.35 million this season. The 33-year-old righty is coming off his worst year as a pro by ERA (5.47), but his 3.73 FIP suggests he was a bit unlucky. He should operate in a mid-leverage role.
Brach signed a contract with the Mets on Thursday.
Brach quickly found a new job after being released by the Cubs earlier in the week. While the veteran reliever posted an unsightly 6.13 ERA and 1.76 WHIP across 39.2 innings with Chicago, he struck out more than a batter per inning (10.2 K/9) and registered a more respectable 4.11 FIP. Donnie Hart was optioned to the minors while Brandon Nimmo (neck) was transferred to the 60-day injured list to clear room on the roster for Brach.
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|06/15||@ MIL||W 2-1||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|06/13||vs COL||W 6-2||0.2||0||0||1||2|
|06/12||vs COL||W 10-3||1.0||0||0||1||2|
|06/08||vs MIL||L 1-5||1.0||1||0||2||0|
|06/06||@ STL||W 8-7||0.0||2||2||1||0|
|06/04||@ STL||W 6-4||1.0||0||0||0||2|
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|2011||AA-San Antonio Missions||44.0||42||0||0||2||2||23||64||5||32||2.25||0.841|