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Rex Brothers | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Lipscomb
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 25 - 2:04 PM

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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
Nov 22 - 11:35 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.
Nov 20 - 8:20 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.
Sep 1 - 1:20 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.
Jul 24 - 5:33 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.
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 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