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Rex Brothers | Relief Pitcher | #57

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Lipscomb
Drafted: 2009 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / COL
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Braves purchased the contract of LHP Rex Brothers from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Brothers will join the Braves' bullpen ahead of Thursday night's series finale in San Diego. The 29-year-old left-hander last appeared in a major league game in 2015. Jun 29 - 2:25 PM

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Braves signed LHP Rex Brothers to a minor league contract.

The 29-year-old southpaw, and former closer, was released by the Cubs during spring training last year and sat out the remainder of the season. It's a nice low-risk signing for the Braves.
Feb 4 - 10:52 AM

Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports the Braves have agreed to a minor league contract with free agent reliever Rex Brothers.

Brothers went to spring training with the Cubs last year but wasn't able to claim a roster spot. He last pitched in the majors for Colorado in 2015. The 29-year-old lefty holds a 3.42 ERA over 286 big league appearances.
Feb 3 - 12:07 PM

Cubs released LHP Rex Brothers.

Brothers got hammered for two earned runs in less than an inning of work Sunday against the Diamondbacks and then couldn't find the strike zone on Wednesday versus the Indians. He was due $1.42 million this season in his second year of salary arbitration. The left-hander has struggled with control for much of his career.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 02:23:00 PM

Cubs and LHP Rex Brothers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.42 million contract.

Brothers was just acquired from the Rockies last week. The 27-year-old earned $1.4 million in 2015 while bouncing back and forth from the majors to the minors a handful of times. He has really struggled with his control over the past two seasons, but the Cubs will try to get him turned around.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 12:23:00 PM

Cubs acquired LHP Rex Brothers from the Rockies for LHP Wander Cabrera.

Brothers was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week. The 27-year-old was once thought of as a future closer, but control problems have been a major issue for him. Getting out of Colorado should be a good thing for him, as well as hooking up with Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio. It's a smart flier for Chicago.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 02:04:00 PM

Rex Brothers told the Denver Post he was "very surprised in a lot of ways" by the Rockies' decision to designate him for assignment.

Brothers was one of four players the Rockies designated for assignment on Friday. The 27-year-old southpaw reliever indicated that the move knocked him off balance. "I thought I had put myself in a really good place to be in the Rockies' bullpen next season," Brothers said. GM Jeff Bridich explained the move as part of a need for a "fresh start." Brothers was once considered to have closer potential, but pitched just 10 1/3 innings for the Rockies in 2015. In his last full season in the bigs in 2014, he struggled to a 5.59 ERA and 1.84 WHIP across 56 1/3 innings. Just based on reputation, he should find a new home easily enough, but a closer's job is no longer in the cards barring a statistical turnaround.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 11:35:00 AM

Rockies designated LHP Rex Brothers for assignment.

The long-heralded closer of the future for the Rockies was never able to deliver when given his chances in the Rockies bullpen. He still has a live arm, which means there will be teams willing to take a chance on him, but he has to be able to throw strikes much more consistently than he has.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 08:20:00 PM

Rockies recalled LHP Rex Brothers from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Brothers was viewed by many to be a potential closer-in-groom, but he was rocked in three big league appearances this season to the tune of a 6.75 ERA over 2 2/3 innings. His Triple-A numbers aren't much shinier, as he owned a 4.46 ERA and 61/44 K/BB ratio across 42 1/3 innings at that level. He's not going to fulfill closer expectations walking more than a batter an inning.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 01:20:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 05:33:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 02:04:00 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.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 08:37:00 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
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 08:35:00 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.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 01:02:00 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.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 05:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Sean Rodriguez
3Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Freddie Freeman
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Sean Newcomb
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Rex Brothers
6Daniel Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Akeel Morris
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson
13Matt Wisler