Brooks will leave the Orioles to sign with the Kia Tigers of the KBO, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
Brooks threw a career-high 110 innings last season, split between Oakland and Baltimore. He wasn't particularly good, finishing with a 5.65 ERA and a 17.0 percent strikeout rate. He could return to American baseball in the future but is unlikely to be a significant asset unless his skillset changes in Korea.
Brooks (6-8) allowed one run on one hit with one walk and four strikeouts across seven innings during a relief appearance to earn a victory over the Mariners on Friday.
The Orioles pitching strategy Friday worked to perfection, as Richard Bleier got through the first two innings and then Brooks finished the game as the primary pitcher. Bleier yielded a pair of runs in his two frames, but Brooks almost held the Mariners completely off the scoreboard and allowed the Orioles to win their 50th game. Brooks improved to 6-8 and has a 5.75 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 81 strikeouts across 108 innings this season.
Brooks will serve as the primary pitcher for Friday's game against the Mariners, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
He will take the hill after Richard Bleier opens the contest. Brooks has struggled to a 6.06 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with a 77:32 K:BB over 101 innings this year.
Brooks could pitch out of the bullpen going forward, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Brooks isn't scheduled to start any of the Orioles' next several games and could be a reliever for the final 11 games of the season. The team has scheduled a bullpen day Friday against the Mariners, when Brooks could presumably pitch multiple innings.
Brooks (5-8) picked up the win after surrendering two runs on seven hits and three walks over 5.1 innings Friday night against the Tigers.
Brooks cruised through the first five innings unscathed, and even after giving up two runs in the sixth, he'd exit the ballgame with a 4-2 lead. The 29-year-old right-hander managed to bounce back from his last outing, when he yielded seven runs (six earned) over just 2.2 frames, though he sits with a 6.06 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with 77 strikeouts over 101 innings this season.
Brooks (4-8) was charged with seven runs (six earned) on six hits over 2.2 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday. He struck out three batters and walked one.
The first inning was one to forget; Brooks hit the first batter he faced, committed a throwing error and gave up a three-run homer in the frame. Brooks had a pair of good starts at the end of August, but he has mostly struggled since joining Baltimore on a waiver claim. In 11 starts for the Orioles, Brooks has a 7.54 ERA with nine home runs allowed in 45.1 innings. He could get a road start in Detroit next week, or the Orioles could also use Monday's off day to skip a starter, in which case Brooks would face the Dodgers.
Brooks allowed three runs on six hits and four walks with three strikeouts across 4.1 innings as he contributed to the Orioles 6-4 loss to the Royals on Sunday.
Heading into Sunday's matchup, Brooks had gone the last 11 innings while only allowing one run and had picked up two wins in a row for the first time all season. That quickly ended as he gave up three quick runs in the first inning but was spared the loss as the Orioles tied it back up in the third before Brooks departed his start in the middle of the fourth. The 29-year-old now owns an ugly 5.81 ERA and a 74:28 K:BB ratio across 93 innings this season. He is lined up next to face the Rangers on Friday at home.
Brooks (4-7) tossed six shutout innings, allowing only two hits with one walk and six strikeouts to earn a victory against the Nationals on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old isn't having a very good season, but he has only allowed one run in his last 11 innings, and he's won both of his starts during that stretch. Of course, that's only brought his ERA down to 5.79. He is 4-7 and owns a 1.38 WHIP and 71 strikeouts in 88.2 innings across 24 appearances, including 15 starts this season between Oakland and Baltimore. Brooks will start again Sunday in Kansas City.
Brooks (3-7) allowed one earned run on seven hits and a walk while striking out four across five innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Royals.
Brooks held the Royals in check, with his only earned run coming on a solo home run by Whit Merrifield to lead off the third inning. That was the only extra-base hit Brooks surrendered and he also allowed only two runners to reach scoring position across his five innings of work. He was in desperate need of a strong outing, as he's allowed 29 earned runs across 32.1 frames since making his debut with the Orioles on July 13. Brooks will look to build on this effort in his next start, currently scheduled for Tuesday at Washington.
Brooks (2-7) took the loss Friday, giving up five runs on eight hits and a walk over 5.1 innings while striking out two as the Orioles were routed 9-1 by the Red Sox.
If there was a silver lining to this performance for Brooks, it's that he managed to keep the ball in the yard after serving up seven homers over his prior three starts and 13 innings. The right-hander will carry a 6.49 ERA and 61:22 K:BB through 77.2 innings into his next outing Wednesday, at home against the Royals.
Brooks (2-6) took the loss Saturday against the Astros after surrendering nine runs on nine hits across three innings. He struck out four and walked none.
Brooks had zero luck fooling Houston as he served up four home runs and generated only four swinging strikes on 71 pitches. The 29-year-old has a 6.35 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 59:21 K:BB over 72.1 innings and should face the Red Sox next weekend.
Brooks (2-5) took the loss Friday as the Orioles fell 5-2 to the Blue Jays, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out four.
The right-hander wasn't particularly efficient, throwing 59 of 97 pitches for strikes, and the O's didn't even get on the board until well after Brooks had made his exit. He'll carry a 5.45 ERA and 56:21 K:BB through 69.1 innings into his next start.
Brooks allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six over five innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Saturday.
Brooks served up homers to Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, exiting with the game tied at five after racking up 96 pitches in his five innings. He's posted a 5.46 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 64.1 innings between the Orioles and Athletics this season, adding a 52:18 K:BB. Brooks will look to turn things around a bit when he draws the Blue Jays in a home start Friday.
Brooks (2-4) took the loss against the Diamondbacks on Monday, giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits over 3.2 innings, striking out one and walking one in a 6-3 defeat for the Orioles.
Making his third start of the season, Brooks struggled from the outset in this contest, as the Diamondbacks knocked him around for all six of their runs before chasing him after 3.2 innings and 73 pitches. The 29-year-old right-hander now carries and a 6.00 ERA, a 1.56 WHIP over nine innings since arriving to the Orioles from the Athletics earlier this month.
Brooks is scheduled to start Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Since Brooks had worked in a relief role for Oakland prior to being scooped up off waivers earlier this month, Baltimore has been steadily increasing his workload as the right-hander has transitioned back to starting duty. After tossing 32 pitches in his first outing with his new team July 13, Brooks raised his count to 56 pitches his last time out July 17. Expect Brooks to settle in around the 70-to-80-pitch range in his third start with the Orioles, which should give him a better chance of factoring into any decision.
Brooks is listed as the Orioles' probable starter for Wednesday's game against the Nationals.
After finishing out his time with the Athletics as a long reliever, Brooks was plugged into the Baltimore rotation for his team debut over the weekend. He no-hit the Rays for 2.2 scoreless innings (32 pitches) before bowing out of the contest, but Brooks plans to increase his workload even though he'll be returning to the mound Wednesday on three days' rest. He's targeting a 40-to-50-pitch count during the outing, which will hurt his chances of factoring into any decision.
Brooks threw 2.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts in a no-decision against the Rays in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. He did not issue a walk.
He faced a limited pitch count in his first start with the Orioles after coming over from Oakland on a waiver claim, but Brooks was close to perfect during his time on the mound, with the lone blemish being a hit batsman in the first. Brooks will have to gradually add to his pitch count (32) over his next several starts to get fully stretched out. The 29-year-old righty lines up for a home start against the Red Sox next weekend.
Brooks is scheduled to start Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Brooks was claimed by the Orioles off waivers last week and will be stretched out as a starter after pitching out of the bullpen with the Athletics over the last two months. The 29-year-old hasn't exceeded 40 pitches in an appearance since June 8 and figures to face a limited pitch count in his Baltimore debut.
Brooks was claimed off waivers by Baltimore on Saturday.
Brooks' 5.01 ERA in 50.1 innings for the Athletics this season is mediocre at best, but it doesn't take much to earn innings on the Orioles pitching staff. He started six games and relieved in nine more for Oakland, but it's not clear what his role will be in Baltimore. Josh Lucas was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Brooks was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The move clears a spot for Blake Treinen (shoulder) to return from the injured list. Brooks has been unremarkable at best this season, posting a 5.01 ERA in 50.1 innings. It's unclear if that will be enough for another team to pick him up as a fifth starter or a long reliever.
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2011||R-Idaho Falls Chukars||79.0||15||13||0||6||2||0||73||8||89||3.87||1.228|
|2012||AFX-Kane County Cougars||153.2||27||27||1||9||12||0||120||26||191||4.99||1.416|
|2013||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||56.1||10||10||0||2||3||0||43||11||60||4.49||1.266|
|2013||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||103.2||16||16||1||7||7||0||67||11||113||4.19||1.202|
|2014||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||139.0||25||23||1||12||3||1||97||25||151||3.88||1.266|
|2015||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||106.2||18||17||1||6||5||0||92||21||118||3.73||1.309|
|2017||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||7.2||2||2||0||0||1||0||2||1||11||5.00||1.667|
|2018||AAA-Colorado Springs Sky||99.1||26||15||1||9||4||0||74||28||100||3.36||1.292|