Brewers acquire LHP Tyler Webb from Yankees

HOUSTON, TX - JULY 02: New York Yankees relief pitcher Tyler Webb (36) watches the pitch during the MLB game between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros on July 2, 2107 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire)
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The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired left-handed relief pitcher Tyler Webb from the New York Yankees, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

The Brewers will send back first baseman Garrett Cooper in the deal, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The 26-year-old Webb had appeared in seven games for the Yankees’ major league team this season. Over six innings of relief work, he has allowed three runs on three hits while issuing four walks.

At Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Webb had made 21 appearances out of the bullpen and pitched to the tune of a 3.24 ERA. Across 33.1 frames of action, he surrendered 33 hits while striking out 47 batters.

Webb, who played his college baseball at the University of South Carolina, was originally selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 48th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft. However, he failed to sign, and two years later, he was picked by the Yankees in the 10th round of the draft.

He has pitched in 150 minor league games, going 15-14 with a lifetime 3.81 ERA.

Cooper has not yet reached the majors, but he had been tearing it up in the Brewers’ farm system this season.

At Triple-A Colorado Springs, Cooper recorded a slash line of .366/.428/.652 with 17 home runs, 29 doubles and 82 RBI across 320 plate appearances.

He played his college baseball at Auburn University and was originally selected by Milwaukee in the sixth round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Cooper has been a solid hitter throughout his minor league career, owning a lifetime slash line of .305/.370/.844.

While he is also capable of playing outfield, he is primarily a first baseman.

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