Milwaukee Brewers Acquire Tyler Webb From New York Yankees For Garrett Cooper

The Milwaukee Brewers added a left-handed pitcher Thursday who could potentially boost their ailing bullpen, acquiring reliever Tyler Webb from the New York Yankees for Triple-A first baseman Garrett Cooper.

With the division rival Chicago Cubs pulling off a sizeable deal with the crosstown Chicago White Sox today, the Milwaukee Brewers didn't necessarily match it, but they made a deal of their own none-the-less. He also went 3-1 with a 3.24 ERA and 1 save in 21 relief appearances at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre (33.1ip, 33h, 12r, 12er, 3bb, 47k, 3hr, .250ba).


Webb, 26, posted a 4.50 ERA in seven appearances this season, his major league debut with the Yankees.

Webb, 26, was originally selected in the 10th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of the University of SC. Both players are playing Triple A ball at this time. He was picked up by the Pirates in the 2015 Rule 5 Draft but was dealt back to NY this year.


Cooper was leading the Pacific Coast League with a.366 batting average and ranked second with 82 runs batted in and was a sixth round draft pick out of Auburn in 2013.

Cooper, meanwhile, is having a terrific season at the Triple-A level for Colorado Springs. During his five Minor League seasons (2013-17), he has produced 312 strikeouts compared to only 67 walks in 248.0 innings.



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