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49 Rex Brothers RP
Height/Weight: 6-0/210 | Birthdate: 12/18/1987 | Birthplace: Murfreesboro, TN | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Colorado | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Rockies RP Rex Brothers making progress in minor leagues


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) As Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers works on his control issues with the team's Triple-A affiliate, manager Walt Weiss said the team has been pleased with his progress, reports MLB.com.

"Good reports," Weiss said. "Rex is making a lot of progress and I'm encouraged about what we're hearing and seeing."

Brothers has spent the entire season at Triple-A to work on control and mechanical issues.


Rockies' Weiss on Rex Brothers: 'Control is still an issue'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Wednesday that pitcher Rex Brothers has been up and down in his stint with Triple-A Albuquerque and that "control is still an issue" with the pitcher, the Denver Post reports.

Brothers walked 6.2 batters per nine innings last season while posting a 5.59 ERA in 56 1/3 innings. He was surprisingly optioned to Triple-A before the start of this season and has given up seven earned runs on 11 hits and 11 walks in nine innings while striking out 14.


Rockies option Rex Brothers, Brandon Barnes


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) The Rockies optioned pitcher Rex Brothers and outfielder Brandon Barnes to Triple-A Albuquerque and reassigned pitcher Scott Oberg and outfielder Matt McBride to minor-league camp, MLB.com reports.

Brothers racked up 19 saves while posting a 1.74 ERA in 67 1/3 innings with the team in 2013 but was unable to break camp with the team just two seasons later, delivering an 8.22 ERA and 8:6 K:BB ratio in 7 2/3 innings. He also managed a 5.59 ERA in 2014. Barnes received 292 at-bats in his first season with the Rockies in 2014 but hit just .229/.362/.250 this spring.


Rockies P Rex Brothers struggles again in loss to Athletics


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers struggled again in his latest outing against the Athletics, per MLB.com. The Rockies fell to the Athletics an 11-2 loss on Monday.

After only giving up one run and two hits in his first five appearances, Brothers has yielded six runs on five hits with five walks in his last three outings (2 2/3 innings pitched).

The 27-year-old lefty finished the 2014 season with a record of 4-6 posting a 6.07 ERA with 55 strikeouts and 39 RBI.


Rockies P Rex Brothers struggles again in loss to Athletics


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers struggled again in his latest outing against the Athletics, per MLB.com. The Rockies fell to the Athletics an 11-2 loss on Monday.

After only giving up one run and two hits in his first five appearances, Brothers has yielded six runs on five hits with five walks in his last three outings (2 2/3 innings pitched).

The 27-year-old lefty finished the 2014 season with a record of 4-6 posting a 6.07 ERA with 55 strikeouts and 39 RBI.


Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers working to fix command issues


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers gave up four runs on four hits in Thursday's game, his first rough patch of spring training. Brothers thinks his command faded when he got batters down in the count, reports the Denver Post.

"It was like an out-of-body experience," he said Friday. "Just one of those oddity nights. I was sharp until I got into put-away counts, then it was brutal. Absolutely brutal."

Manager Walt Weiss isn't concerned about his appearance and thinks it was more of an aberration.

"There's been enough positive signs in spring to feel good about where he is," Weiss said. "But fact of the matter is, that stuff is always right around the corner. Not just him, but anybody."


Report: Mets scouting LH relievers from Dodgers, Rockies


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) The Mets are scouting left-handed relievers from the Rockies and Dodgers, according to ESPN. It is not certain which players the Mets are scouting, but one Mets official told ESPN in December the club liked Rockies left-handed reliever Rex Brothers, who is under team control through 2017.

Rockies' Rex Brothers to make Cactus League debut Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers will pitch in his first Cactus League game Monday, the Denver Post reports. He has been working with bullpen coach Darren Holmes on mechanical issues.

"We’ve been working on consistency, repeating my delivery, and getting ball out of the glove on time," Brothers said. "It’s pretty simple stuff. (Holmes) did his homework on me and we’ve been working together."

Manager Walt Weiss indicated Saturday that the pitcher would see game action "very soon." Brothers went 4-6 with a 5.59 ERA and 55:39 K:BB ratio in 56 1/3 innings last season.


Rockies easing pitcher Rex Brothers into game action


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers isn't hurt this spring but manager Walt Weiss is being cautious with the reliever, according to the Denver Post.

"He's working on some things, and he'll be in a game very soon," Weiss said Saturday. "He's just working on some mechanical things, that's all. We wanted to get a few more side sessions in before (he pitches in a game)."

Brothers said everything is feeling good when asked if he was held out because of an injury.


Rockies ready to rest LaTroy Hawkins when needed


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) The Rockies will head into the 2015 season with LaTroy Hawkins as the team's primary closer, but manager Walt Weiss is ready to use other options in order not to overwork the veteran, MLB.com reports.

"Are we going to need other guys to finish games at times? Yes, we will," Weiss said Tuesday. "But he's the guy."

The Rockies have multiple pitchers with closing experience in camp in the form of lefty Rex Brothers and right-handed nonroster invitees John Axford and Rafael Betancourt. Righty Adam Ottavino is also an option for Weiss.

"It helps to have guys in the bullpen that have closed games before because there's a different mindset, but I feel like we have options and it doesn't have to be a veteran guy," Weiss said. "We have enough guys with stuff and presence."

Hawkins gave up no earned runs in eight innings last year while pitching on zero days of rest. He surrendered 12 earned runs in 13 1/3 innings while receiving just one day of rest. On multiple days of rest, Hawkins gave up eight earned runs in 33 innings of work.


Rockies' Rex Brothers reports to camp 10-12 pounds lighter


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers replaced squats and presses with agility and movement exercises in his workout regimen this offseason, and as a result, he reported 10-12 pounds lighter to spring training, MLB.com reports.

Brothers blew all six of his save opportunities and finished 2014 with a 5.59 ERA. General manager Jeff Bridich recently told reporters he still considers Brothers as a potential closer moving forward.


Rockies still consider pitcher Rex Brothers a closer


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2015) Despite his struggles to close games in 2014, Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich told reporters Saturday he still considers pitcher Rex Brothers a potential closer, reports The Denver Post.

"You have to learn lessons from struggles," Bridich said.

In 2014, Brothers blew all six of his save opportunities and finished the season with a 5.59 ERA. However, Bridich said the 2014 season was not a typical year for Brothers.

"We're close to seeing the real Rex Brothers," Bridich said.


Report: Rockies, Rex Brothers avoid arbitration


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Rockies have avoided arbitration with pitcher Rex Brothers by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.4 million, MLB.com reports.

Brothers was eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. He posted a 5.59 ERA and 55:39 K:BB ratio in 56 1/3 innings over 74 appearances in 2014.


New Rockies bullpen coach feels he can help Rex Brothers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) New Rockies bullpen coach Darren Holmes believes he will be able to help reliever Rex Brothers, who has been touted as the closer of the future, bounce back after a rough 2014 season, according to The Denver Post.

Holmes feels he will be able to rely on his experience pitching for Colorado (1993-1997) and impart his wisdom on the hard-throwing lefty.

"When I came to (Colorado), I put a lot of added pressure on myself," Holmes said. "I think that's probably what happened to Brothers. He's got great stuff. You don't (pitch) at Coors Field with a 1.74 (ERA) by mistake. That doesn't just happen. He's got great stuff.

"He's got a great makeup. Something went wrong, and it could be mechanical. It could be that something went wrong mechanically early and he couldn't pull out of it. Maybe it was mental. Maybe he got beat down early."


Who's next in line to close?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/8/2014) The funny thing about the closer role is that while innumerable relievers are capable of filling it, only 30 can at any one time, giving those 30 disproportionate value in Fantasy. And while in shallower leagues, 30 is more than enough to go around, in standard 12-team formats, it's a shortage. As a result, anticipating the next to enter the role is well worth your while.

Among all middle relievers, I believe Jake McGee, Jeurys Familia, Sergio Romo, Joaquin Benoit, Neil Ramirez, Brad Ziegler, Jason Grilli and Rex Brothers have the best chance of stepping into the closer role by the end of the month. To read up on them and their chances, check out my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog.


Rex Brothers tosses perfect inning in win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers recorded three strikeouts in a scoreless eighth inning Saturday to earn a win in his team's 5-4 victory over the Giants.

Not only did Brothers (3-4) notch three strikeouts in the inning, he needed just three pitches for each of his strikeouts, finishing the perfect inning with just nine pitches to his credit. He owns a 4.85 ERA and 30:18 K:BB ratio in 29 2/3 innings.


Rex Brothers takes loss in five-run, no-out appearance


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers was blasted for five earned runs on four hits and one walk without recording an out Wednesday, taking the loss in his team's 16-8 defeat against the Rockies.

Brothers (2-4) had surrendered five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings over his previous five appearances, but Wednesday's meltdown took the cake, opening the eighth inning by putting the first five runners on as the Diamondbacks scored 11 runs in the final two innings of the blowout win. He owns a 5.47 ERA and 24:16 K:BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings.


Rex Brothers suffers third loss Saturday vs. Indians


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers was charged with a loss Saturday after giving up one earned run on one hit and one walk in the eighth inning of his team's 7-6 loss to the Indians.

Brothers (2-3) walked the leadoff man in the eighth, and the runner was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. The Rockies reliever then surrendered an RBI single to bring the decisive run home before ending the inning with a groundball double play. He owns a 3.70 ERA and 21:15 K:BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings.


Rex Brothers blows first save chance


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Rockies reliever Rex Brothers' struggles continued Wednesday, as he blew his first save opportunity of the season in a 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Brothers entered the game with a two-run lead and immediately ran into trouble. He allowed a leadoff single, though actually recorded the next two outs and appeared on his way out of the inning, before allowing two hits and a hit batter as the Diamondbacks tied the game 4-4.

Brothers now has a 4.26 ERA in 12 2/3 innings, with nine walks and 10 strikeouts. He only received the save chance Wednesday after LaTroy Hawkins pitched consecutive nights and was unavailable. 


Rex Brothers walks three in loss Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers suffered the loss Monday as his team fell to the Padres, 5-4.

Brothers (1-2) didn't give up a hit in the loss, but he did walk three batters while giving up two runs (one earned) in one inning of action. The earned run came on a passed ball, while the unearned run was scored on the same play after catcher Wilin Rosario committed a throwing error. Brothers owns a 3.18 ERA and an ugly 3:7 K:BB ratio in 5 2/3 innings.


Rex Brothers secures win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers picked up his first win of the season Wednesday, retiring the only two batters he faced in his team's 10-4 win over the White Sox.

Brothers (1-0) hasn't been scored upon this season, turning in 3 2/3 scoreless innings over four appearances. He didn't record any strikeouts or walks Wednesday but has two of each on the season.


LaTroy Hawkins: Closer job to eventually go to Rex Brothers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Rockies 41-year-old reliever LaTroy Hawkins has developed a strong relationship with teammate Rex Brothers, with whom he is competing for the closer role. He doesn't sound like a guy who would mind losing that job, though it might be shared for now.

"I'm not a title guy - I don't care about a title," Hawkins told MLB.com. "When I pitched in the sixth inning, I was the closer for the sixth inning. When I pitched in the seventh inning, the eighth inning, I was the closer for that inning. All bullpen guys have to have that mentality. You're the closer when it's time for you to do your job. The only thing is the last guy doesn't get the pass the baton."

Hawkins added his belief that his friend would eventually get the chance to go solo as the closer. "I love him," Hawkins said. "He's got a great arm. I've been saying from Day 1, I'm just keeping that seat warm. ... When he's ready, I'll give it to him. That's Brothers' inning."

Brothers nailed down 19 of 21 save opportunities for Colorado in 2013.


LaTroy Hawkins, Rex Brothers could split closing duties


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) Rockies pitcher LaTroy Hawkins is not necessarily the team's "everyday" closer, the Denver Post reports, adding that Rex Brothers could see some save chances against left-handers in the ninth inning.

The Rockies went searching for a closer this offseason and settled on Hawkins, despite Brothers performing well enough in the role when asked in 2013. Both could be headed for double-digit saves this season.


Rockies see Rex Brothers as a setup man


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/13/2013) The Rockies are in the market for a closer this offseason, as presumed closer-in-waiting Rex Brothers may be placed in a setup role, according to FOXSports.com.

Brothers was used as the Rockies' closer for much of the 2013 season, and he collected 19 saves in 21 opportunities. He also compiled a 1.74 ERA with 76 strikeouts over 67 1/3 innings.


Rex Brothers notches 19th save


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2013) Rockies reliever Rex Brothers picked up his 19th save in Sunday's win over Los Angeles.

Brothers allowed a hit and walked a pair, but he recorded all three outs via the strikeout. Brothers finishes with a 1.74 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 67 1/3 innings.