DENVER, Colo. – Former Lipscomb baseball star Rex Brothers signed a 1-year deal Friday with the Colorado Rockies to avoid arbitration. The deal is reported to be worth $1.4 million
It was his first year of arbitration eligibility.
Last season Brothers made 74 relief appearances, his third-straight season of at least 70 appearances, and went 4-6 with a 5.59 ERA. He fanned 55 batters in 56.1 innings of work.
Since 2012 Brothers has pitched in 221 games, tied for the fourth-most among Major Leauge pitchers in that span.
In his four years in Denver the lefty has compiled a 15-11 record with 20 saves and a steady 3.49 ERA. He carries better than a 2:1 strikeout/walk ratio with 273 punch outs and just 132 walks. His 269 career games rank seventh in franchise history, while his 61 career holds are third-most.
The 34th overall selection in 2009, Brothers set career highs in wins (8) in 2012 and saves (19) in 2013.
The Rockies will look to Brothers to anchor the back end of the bullpen in their chase to claim the organization’s first-ever division title. Colorado opens the 2015 season on the road at Milwaukee Apr. 6-8.
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