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Rex Brothers | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Rockies optioned LHP Rex Brothers to Triple-A Albuquerque.
While the Rockies still believe he's capable of being a shut-down late-inning reliever, the 27-year-old southpaw can't seem to get it together at the big league level. He registered a 6.75 ERA and 3.00 WHIP over 2 2/3 innings in his three appearances with the big league club. He'll get another chance later in the season. Jul 24 - 5:33 PM

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Rockies recalled LHP Rex Brothers from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Brothers, relatively recently viewed as Colorado's closer of the future, logged an ugly 8.22 ERA with six walks in 7 2/3 Cactus League innings before the Rox decided he couldn't help them out of camp in March. The 27-year-old logged an ugly 5.59 ERA over 56 1/3 innings in 2014, but had a sublime 1.74 ERA in 72 appearances in 2013. If his arm is sound -- his 4.71 ERA and 8.2 BB/9 ratio at Triple-A suggests it's not -- he could re-enter the late inning picture relatively quickly. The Rockies waived LHP Aaron Laffey in a corresponding roster move. Here's the interesting part of this shuffle: Brothers was already on the 40-man roster. Yes, folks, it's time to begin the Jon Gray watch. All NL-only owners should snatch him up immediately on speculation.
Jul 11 - 2:04 PM

Rockies optioned LHP Rex Brothers to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Brothers was never right this spring, getting a late start to game action for what Rockies manager Walt Weiss said were "mechanical things" and posting an 8.22 ERA with six walks in 7 2/3 Cactus League innings. His stay in the minors may be temporary -- he's one of the Rockies' best relievers when he's locked in -- but it's an unexpected move at present.
Apr 1 - 8:37 PM

The Rockies are easing Rex Brothers into game action this spring.

"He's working on some things, and he'll be in a game very soon," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Saturday. "He's just working on some mechanical things, that's all. We wanted to get a few more side sessions in before (he pitches in a game)." Brothers has yet to pitch this spring, but the pitcher and the club say he's healthy. Brothers will serve as LaTroy Hawkins' setup man again this season.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 7 - 8:35 PM

Rex Brothers has dropped 10-12 pounds since last year.

Brothers did it by cut out some weight-lifting and focusing more on agility and movement exercises. The 27-year-old aims to bounce back this season after posting an ugly 5.59 ERA over 56 1/3 innings in 2014.
Feb 17 - 1:02 PM

Rockies and LHP Rex Brothers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.

Brothers, who was in his first year of arbitration this winter, suffered through a disappointing 2014 season with a 5.59 ERA in 56 1/3 innings. He'll help set up again in 2015.
Jan 16 - 5:13 PM

Thomas Harding of MLB.com hears the Mets would want Rex Brothers in any deal that would send Dillon Gee to the Rockies.

The Mets are in need of help from the left side in their bullpen, and Brothers was one of the game's best left-handed relievers prior to this past season. The 26-year-old struggled to a 5.59 ERA in 56 1/3 innings in 2014, but he still struck out nearly a batter per inning. Brothers is first-time arbitration-eligible this winter, so the southpaw should also be reasonably priced for a few years. We'll see if this deal has any legs.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 06:30:00 PM

Rex Brothers suffered an ugly blown save Monday against the Padres, walking three batters and allowing two runs in the eighth inning of a 5-4 loss.

Against the Padres in San Diego, walking batters as a reliever is an unforgivable sin. As such, Brothers will be in confession tomorrow. Colorado's primary setup man issued free passes to Xavier Nady, Seth Smith and Yonder Alonso around a pair of outs that ended up in Charlie Blackmon's glove. A wild pitch scored Nady, while a Wilin Rosario throwing error plated the winning run in Smith. Brothers has taken the loss in consecutive games. He's no threat to LaTroy Hawkins at the moment.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 01:46:00 AM

Rex Brothers struck out one in a perfect inning of work against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Brothers was exquisite last season, finishing with a 1.74 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 67 1/3 innings. While the Rockies brought in LaTroy Hawkins to close, Brothers may end up getting some occasional saves depending on how frequently manager Walt Weiss wants to play the match-ups.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Rex Brothers stranded two runners in the ninth inning Tuesday against the Giants to protect a 9-8 lead and earn his 16th save of the season.

This was Brothers' first appearance since he allowed two runs in the ninth against the Padres on Friday to blow his first save in 16 opportunities as closer. He's accumulated a sublime 1.78 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 65 appearances this year.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 02:24:00 AM

Rex Brothers took his second blown save and first loss after giving up two runs in the ninth Friday against the Padres.

It was Brothers' first blown save in 16 chances as a closer. The other blown save came in the seventh inning of a game against the Giants back in May. Brothers has definitely been shaky these last few outings, but his job is secure.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 01:34:00 AM

Rex Brothers walked two in the ninth on Sunday, but escaped the inning unscathed in earning his 13th save of the season against the Marlins.

Brothers struck out two in the inning. The 25-year-old southpaw has strung together five consecutive scoreless appearances and has whiffed at least one batter in nine straight outings. Brothers is 13-for-14 in save conversions and boasts a 1.46 ERA over 59 appearances. With Rafael Betancourt sidelined with a potentially serious elbow injury, Brothers has a good chance to end the season as Colorado's closer.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Rex Brothers tossed a perfect ninth inning Friday against the Marlins for his 12th save of the season.

Brothers struck out two in the inning. The 25-year-old southpaw now owns a dominant 1.48 ERA over 58 appearances this season and has fanned 58 batters in 54 2/3 innings. With Rafael Betancourt sidelined with a potentially serious elbow injury, Brothers is a must-own in any fantasy leagues where he may have been dropped.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 10:24:00 PM

Rex Brothers picked up his 10th save in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Brothers allowed two hits and an intentional walk, but was able to get out of a bases loaded jam. It was his second straight shaky outing after giving up a run and two hits on Saturday. Brothers still owns a dominant 1.49 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 48 1/3 innings this season.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 07:08:00 PM

Rex Brothers surrendered a run on two hits against the Pirates on Friday, but still managed to secure his eighth save of the season.

Brothers allowed an RBI double to Pedro Alvarez, but was able to pitch his way around any further damage. He owns an outstanding 1.39 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 46/22 K/BB ratio through 45 1/3 innings on the season. With as well as he's pitched, it seems possible he'll remain in the closer's role for the remainder of the season, even after Rafael Betancourt returns from the DL.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 10:43:00 PM

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