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Former Bisons pitcher Rex Brothers called up to Rockies

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Rockies bolster left side of 'pen with Brothers

By Thomas Harding /

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Rockies purchased the contract of left-handed relief pitching prospect Rex Brothers from Triple-A Colorado Springs before Saturday's game against the Giants and placed reliever Matt Daley on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Brothers, 23, a supplemental first-round choice (34th overall) in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, was 3-2 with a 2.89 ERA in 25 relief appearances covering 28 innings. Brothers led Pacific Coast League relievers in strikeouts. Brothers, who struck out 45 and walked 15, doubles the number of left-handers in the Rox's bullpen.

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