Friday, December 21, 2018

Yankees Sign Coulombe & Brothers To Minor League Deals

Photo by Jason Schott.

The Yankees signed a pair of left-handed pitchers, Danny Coulombe and Rex Brothers, to minor league contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training.

Coulombe, 29, went 1-1 with a 4.56 ERA (23.2IP, 24H, 13R/12ER, 11BB, 26K, 5HR) in 27 appearances with the Oakland Athletics in 2018. The left-hander also pitched in 23 games (one start) with Triple-A Nashville, going 2-1 with a 2.54 ERA (28.1IP, 30H, 11R/8ER, 6BB, 28K, 3HR). Over parts of five Major League seasons, Coulombe has a 6-4 career record with a 4.27 ERA (143.1IP, 68ER) in 153 games with Los Angeles-NL (2014-15) and Oakland (2015-18). Originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 25th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, the native of St. Louis, Mo., played collegiately at USC (2009), South Mountain Community College (2010) and Texas Tech (2011-12). He was acquired by the Athletics on September 10, 2015, in exchange for cash considerations.

Brothers, 31, made one appearance with the Atlanta Braves in 2018 after being named to the Opening Day Roster (0.0IP, 0H, 1ER, 2BB). The native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., appeared in 43 combined games with Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett, going 5-5 with one save and a 6.20 ERA (40.2IP, 33H, 30R/28ER, 44BB, 56K, 2HR). Over parts of seven Major League seasons with Colorado (2011-15) and Atlanta (2017-18), Brothers has gone 20-14 with 20 saves and a 3.79 ERA (266.0IP, 112ER) in 314 games. The left-handed reliever was originally drafted by Colorado in the first round (34th overall) of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Lipscomb University.

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