Published: Fri, July 14, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Brewers acquire left-handed reliever from Yankees

Brewers acquire left-handed reliever from Yankees

Former South Carolina pitcher Tyler Webb has been traded by the New York Yankees to the Milwaukee Brewers, according to multiple reports. No word yet on the return for NY. The rest of the season, Webb has dominated at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, going 2-1, with a 3.24 ERA in 21 relief appearances.

Webb, who faced the Brewers twice last week, has yet to record a decision with a 4.50 ERA in seven appearances this season with the Yankees. During his five Minor League seasons (2013-17), he has produced 312 strikeouts compared to only 67 walks in 248.0 innings.

The Brewers announced Thursday that Webb had been assigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs, though as a lefty reliever with good control, it's likely he'll be promoted to the majors at some point in the season.

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With Greg Bird still injured, the Yankees have not had much luck at first base this year. At the All-Star break, leads all Triple-A players in batting average and doubles, and ranks second in the PCL in RBI, on-base percentage (.428) and slugging (.652), is tied for second in extra-base hits (46), and is third in runs scored.

The 26-year-old was called up at the end of June amidst the Yankees' struggles with injuries and bullpen consistency. Webb rose quickly through the system and was selected in the 2016 Rule 5 Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, before ultimately being returned to the Yankees.

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