Yankees Release Pitcher; Immediately Signs In Japan

Right-handed relief pitcher Colten Brewer has recently been released by the New York Yankees, allowing him to pursue an opportunity with the Hanshin Tigers in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.

Brewer's departure from the Yankees clears the path for him to venture overseas. During his brief tenure with the Yankees this season, Brewer made only three relief appearances.

Throughout his career, spanning from 2018 until now, he has accumulated a total of 84 appearances in the major leagues.

PBrewer's release from the Yankees was granted as he already had a deal in place with a team in Japan.

In his time with the Yankees this season, Brewer posted a 4.32 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and a 4/3 K/BB ratio in 8.1 innings pitched.

However, it's worth noting that his most significant innings came during his time with the Boston Red Sox in 2019 and 2020. Brewer also made brief appearances for the Red Sox in 2021 before his move to the Yankees.

Throughout his career, Brewer has struggled with control and keeping the ball in the park, resulting in a career ERA of 4.98.

In search of a fresh start and a new opportunity, Brewer has opted to pursue a higher guaranteed salary in Japan rather than continue in the minors. Photo Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports