‘NPB reverse export’ Hanshin 2-point bullpen signs contract with Cubs… ‘Happy to join’

Colton Brewer (31), a right-handed pitcher who played in the Japanese National Baseball Organization (NPB), will return to the U.S.

Local Japanese media including FullCount reported on Sunday that Brewer posted on his social media the news of his contract with the Chicago Cubs. Brewer posted on social media, “I’m happy to join the Cubs in the 2024 season. I’m grateful for every moment I can play. I’ll see you in Arizona where spring training is held.”월카지노

Brewer challenged for the NPB after being released by the New York Yankees in July last year. Wearing the Hanshin Tigers uniform, Brewer pitched in 13 games, recording one loss and two holds with an ERA of 2.38. He allowed six hits, 14 strikeouts, and five runs (three earned runs) in 11 1/3 innings. After the season, he was released as a free agent, and attention was focusing on his future career, but he chose to return to the U.S. rather than remain as the NPB.

Brewer was a fourth-round draft pick in 2011. He played for various clubs including the Pittsburgh Pirates, Yankees, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, and Tampa Bay Rays. His overall record in the Major League (MLB) was 84 games, 2-5, 7-hold ERA of 4.98. His career high was that he had one win, two losses and six hold ERA of 4.12 in 58 games he played for the Boston Red Sox in 2019. His fastball in the 150km/h range based on his solid physique (1m93cm tall, 100kg weight) is his specialty. He mixes a variety of curves, two-seam fastballs, sliders, and changeups.

The Cubs sought to strengthen their bullpen along with the St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Astros this winter. Major bullpen pitchers Michael Fulmer and Brad Boxberger were released as free agents and needed external transfusions, but they strengthened their depth by recruiting Brewer.

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