The New York Yankees today announced they have acquired RHP Colten Brewer from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for cash considerations.
Brewer, 30, spent the majority of the 2022 season with Triple-A Omaha of the Kansas City Royals organization, going 1-1 with one save and a 4.76 ERA (39.2IP, 36H, 21ER, 18BB, 42K, 7HR) over 36 relief appearances before being released on August 3, 2022. He then signed with the Tampa Bay Rays as a minor league free agent with an invitation to spring training on December 11, 2022 and did not allow an earned run over eight relief appearances (9.1IP, 4H, 1R/0ER, 3BB, 15K). Over parts of four Major League seasons with San Diego Padres (2018) and Boston Red Sox (2019-21), the right-handed pitcher has gone 2-5 with a 5.04 ERA (91.0IP, 109H, 57R/51ER, 58BB, 88K, 12HR) over 81 career games (four starts).
The Dallas, Tex., native was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fourth round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. Brewer was then selected by the Yankees in the second round of the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft on December 8, 2016. The San Diego Padres then signed him to a minor league contract on November 21, 2017 before being acquired by the Boston Red Sox in exchange for INF Esteban Quiroz on November 20, 2018.