Brewers trade Cooper to Yankees for reliever Webb

  • Brewers trade Cooper to Yankees for reliever Webb

Brewers trade Cooper to Yankees for reliever Webb

The Yankees have reportedly dealt left-handed reliever Tyler Webb to the Brewers in exchange for first baseman/outfielder prospect Garrett Cooper. The Brewers contributed to that damage, scoring two of the six runs he allowed and coming back against him to tie and eventually beat NY last Friday. He'll report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the meantime.

Originally drafted by NY in the 10th round in 2013 out of South Carolina, Webb - who will turn 27 years old next week - was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Rule 5 draft last season but returned to the Yankees after this past spring training. He was taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Major League phase of the 2016 Rule 5 Draft on December 8, 2016, then returned to the Yankees on April 1, 2017. Both players are in Triple-A at the time of the deal. He made his Major League debut on June 24 vs. Texas.

The righty hitter was a sixth-round pick out of Auburn in 2013.

The Brewers have been searching for relief help, and get an interesting prospect who is controllable for the near future.

Cooper, 26, was batting.366 (102-for-279) with 64R, 29 doubles, 17HR, 82RBI and 33BB in 75 games with the Brewers' Triple-A Colorado Springs affiliate in the Pacific Coast League. During his five Minor League seasons (2013-17), he has produced 312 strikeouts compared to only 67 walks in 248.0 innings.