Kansas City Royals Add A Pitcher

The Kansas City Royals have signed Colten Brewer to a minor league contract. Because it's a minor league deal, it's permitted during the lockout. 

Although this is a minor league contract, Brewer has a shot of playing in the majors next season. After all, over the past four seasons, he has made at least one appearance in the majors. However, he only pitched once during the 2021 campaign with the Boston Red Sox. In it, he allowed four runs on four hits and three walks in just one inning. He would end up being designated for assignment. Yet, he now will try to regroup in 2022 with the Royals. 

In 81 career games between the San Diego Padres and Red Sox, Brewer has a 2-5 record, 5.04 ERA, and 88 strikeouts. The 2019 season was his best campaign, however, as he emerged as a pretty dependable reliever. In 58 games, he had a 1-2 record, 4.12 ERA, and 52 strikeouts. He will be looking to find his previous form from that season moving forward.

On a team like the Royals, Brewer could claw himself into their bullpen. They aren't known for having the best roster in the world, so maybe he will make it a fifth straight year of playing at the major league level. Overall, this is a low-risk move for the Royals. Let's see how it plays out. 

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