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Brad Brach | Relief Pitcher | #35

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/12/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Monmouth
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 42 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Brad Brach underwent a minor surgery on his left knee last week.
The procedure addressed the meniscus in his knee, but Brach said it was "real easy" and "real basic" and that he already feels close to 100 percent. He should be fine for the start of spring training. Brach, who is arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter, posted a dominant 2.05 ERA and 92/25 K/BB ratio over 79 innings this season. Oct 20 - 6:17 PM

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Brad Brach pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings to earn his second save of the season on Wednesday night versus the Royals.

Brach whiffed three batters against one walk and one hit. It wasn't a normal save situation. Brach entered the game with one out in the eighth inning after starter Chris Tillman had allowed a couple of base hits. Brach was able to escape the inning unscathed despite walking a batter to load the bases. Orioles manager Buck Showalter sent Brach back out for the ninth inning with a 4-0 lead and he closed out the victory after allowing a leadoff single to Kendrys Morales. Regular closer Zach Britton wasn't needed for this one.
Jun 8 - 10:52 PM

Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports that Brad Brach and/or Mychal Givens could be given a shot to close for the Orioles if Zach Britton (ankle) is out for a while.

Britton exited Saturday's game with an ankle injury and will be re-evaluated on Sunday before the extent of the ailment is determined. The obvious option to replace him in the ninth inning would be Darren O'Day, although it's possible manager Buck Showalter could keep O'Day in his setup role and elevate Brach or Givens. Both Brach (1.26 ERA, 15/5 K/BB ratio over 14 1/3 innings) and Givens (3.00 ERA, 21/7 K/BB ratio over 12 innings) have been excellent this season, although it's possible Brad would have the edge out of the two given Givens' issues against left-handed batters. Brach also has more experience closing games in the minors. Both relievers are worth stashing in deeper leagues.
May 1 - 9:06 AM

Orioles and RHP Brad Brach avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.25 million contract.

Brach was a very good member of the Orioles' bullpen this past season, posting a 2.72 ERA with 89 strikeouts in 79 1/3 innings. With Zach Britton and Darren O'Day in tow, Brach won't be likely to have many save opportunities but should be a valuable member of the O's pen again in 2016.
Jan 14 - 6:42 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Brad Brach from Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll replace Kevin Gausman on the active roster and will provide some depth for the bullpen. Brach owns a 5.40 ERA and 16/11 K/BB ratio over 18 1/3 innings with the Orioles this season.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 10:29:00 AM

Orioles optioned RHP Brad Brach to Triple-A Norfolk.

Josh Stinson will replace him on the active roster. It's not surprising to see Brach go, as he threw 58 pitches over two innings in relief of Ubaldo Jimenez on Sunday.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Brad Brach from Triple-A Norfolk.

Brach has allowed three runs over 1 2/3 innings while up with the big club this season. He'll work in middle relief.
Fri, May 16, 2014 04:57:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Brad Brach to Triple-A Norfolk.

Brach allowed three runs over 1 2/3 innings while up with the big club. He'll get another shot later this season.
Tue, May 6, 2014 06:27:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Brad Brach from Triple-A Norfolk.

He's replacing Evan Meek in the Orioles' bullpen. Brach posted a 4.85 ERA but struck out a whopping 26 over his first 13 relief innings for Norfolk.
Fri, May 2, 2014 10:58:00 AM

Orioles optioned RHP Brad Brach to Triple-A Norfolk.

Brach was great this spring, allowing just two runs while posting an 8/1 K/BB ratio over 8 1/3 innings. However, there simply was no room in the O's bullpen. He could be the first reliever summoned when the O's need an arm.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 07:27:00 PM

Orioles acquired RHP Brad Brach from the Padres in exchange for RHP Devin Jones.

Brach was designated for assignment by San Diego last week after posting a 3.19 ERA and 31/19 K/BB ratio in 31 innings for the big-league Padres in 2013. He will be in the running for a bullpen job with Baltimore.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 12:19:00 PM

Padres designated RHP Brad Brach for assignment.

Brach was removed from the 40-man roster after posting a 3.19 ERA and 1.77 WHIP through 31 innings with the big club. The reliever did strike out 31 batters in his 31 innings of work.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 10:23:00 PM

Padres recalled RHP Brad Brach from Triple-A Tucson.

Brach has a 3.65 ERA in 24 2/3 innings of relief this year with San Diego. He will act as a middle reliever.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 04:30:00 PM

Padres optioned RHP Brad Brach to Triple-A Tucson.

Brach threw two relief innings Sunday, and the Padres have decided to bring up a fresh arm in Anthony Bass. He'll return next month.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 07:19:00 PM

Padres recalled RHP Brad Brach from Triple-A Tucson.

Brach has already appeared in 25 games with the Padres this season, compiling a 3.97 ERA, 1.81 WHIP and 24/11 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings. He'll work in a middle relief role for the Padres.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 06:02:00 PM

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C1Matt Wieters
2Francisco Peña
3Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
3Trey Mancini
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2Michael Bourn
3Drew Stubbs
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Kevin Gausman
4Dylan Bundy
5Wade Miley
6Chris Lee
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Vance Worley
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Brian Duensing
8Tommy Hunter
9Donnie Hart
10Oliver Drake
11Jayson Aquino
12Tyler Wilson
13Mike Wright
14Jed Bradley