Rex Brothers

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 0"/210
  • Age: 28

Rex Brothers MLB Career Stats

16-11 3.42 242.1 278 1.49

Rex Brothers Bio

  • Full Name: Rex Colman Brothers
  • Born: 12/18/1987 in Murfreesboro, TN
  • Draft: 2009, Colorado Rockies, 1st rd. (34th overall)
  • College: Lipscomb
  • Debut: 6/6/2011
  • Relationship(s): brother of Hunter Brothers
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MLB Career Stats 16 11 3.42 286 0 20 242.1 278 1.49
  • Status: Released


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March 10, 2016 at 4:42 PM ET

Brothers released by Cubs

The Cubs released Rex Brothers on Thursday, doing so now in hopes that the left-handed reliever can find another team before the regular season begins.

November 25, 2015 at 4:17 PM ET

Brothers dealt to Cubs

The Cubs continued to stockpile arms, adding lefty Rex Brothers from the Rockies on Wednesday for Minor League left-hander Wander Cabrera.


Rex Brothers Awards

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2010 Scottsdale AFL

Rex Brothers Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
2013 19 14th in NL


Season G Rank
2012 75 11th in NL
2013 72 14th in NL
2014 74 7th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2011 16 21st in NL
2012 18 19th in NL

Rex Brothers Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 10, 2016 Chicago Cubs released LHP Rex Brothers.
November 25, 2015 Chicago Cubs traded LHP Wander Cabrera to Colorado Rockies for LHP Rex Brothers.
November 20, 2015 Colorado Rockies designated LHP Rex Brothers for assignment.
September 1, 2015 Colorado Rockies recalled LHP Rex Brothers from Albuquerque Isotopes.
July 24, 2015 Colorado Rockies optioned LHP Rex Brothers to Albuquerque Isotopes.
July 11, 2015 Colorado Rockies recalled Rex Brothers from Albuquerque Isotopes.
April 1, 2015 Colorado Rockies optioned LHP Rex Brothers to Albuquerque Isotopes.
June 2, 2012 Colorado Rockies recalled Rex Brothers from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
May 20, 2012 Colorado Rockies optioned Rex Brothers to Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
June 4, 2011 Colorado Rockies selected the contract of Rex Brothers from Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
April 7, 2011 Rex Brothers assigned to Colorado Springs Sky Sox from Tulsa Drillers.
February 8, 2011 Colorado Rockies invited non-roster LHP Rex Brothers to spring training.
June 30, 2010 Rex Brothers assigned to Tulsa Drillers from Modesto Nuts.
April 3, 2010 Rex Brothers assigned to Modesto Nuts from Asheville Tourists.
August 15, 2009 Rex Brothers assigned to Asheville Tourists from Tri-City Dust Devils.
July 24, 2009 Rex Brothers assigned to Tri-City Dust Devils.
July 6, 2009 Colorado Rockies signed LHP Rex Brothers.

Rex Colman Brothers Bio Info

Acquired from the Rockies in November of 2015, Rex Brothers joins the Cubs after spending his first seven professional seasons in the Colorado organization ... has appeared in the majors in all or parts of the last five seasons, going 16-11 with 20 saves and a 3.42 ERA (92 ER/242.1 IP). Since making his major league debut in June of 2011, Rex is tied for 11th in the majors among lefties with 286 appearances ... between 2012 and 2014 he made 221 appearances, leading all major league lefties ... made at least 72 appearances in each of the three seasons. Recorded his best season in 2013 as he posted career-bests in ERA (1.74), saves (19), batting average against (.209) and WHIP (1.29). Originally selected by the Rockies in the supplemental round of the 2009 Draft out of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. ... fanned 132 batters in 2009 at Lipscomb, the fifth-highest total in the nation ... was named to the Atlantic Sun First-Team All-Conference in 2009 and was the A-Sun Freshman of the Year in 2007.


RexBrothers spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Albuquerque, going 5-2 with three saves and a 4.46 ERA (21 ER/42.1 IP) in 45 appearances ... he made 17 appearances with the Rockies, going 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA (2 ER/10.1 IP). With Albuquerque, he allowed just 27 hits in 42.1 innings but walked 44 batters, contributing to a 1.68 WHIP ... held righties to a .175 average (17-for- 97) while lefties batted .192 (10-for-52). Was recalled to Colorado, July 11, and made three appearances before returning to Albuquerque ... was recalled again, September 1, and did not allow a run in 14 appearances (7.2 IP) through the end of the season ... allowed just five hits and walked four batters in his second stint with the club. 


Appeared in 74 games as a reliever, going 4-6 with a 5.59 ERA (56.1 IP, 35 ER)...his 74 games were one short of tying a career high (75 in 2012) and were second-most on the club...had sixth save opportunities and 15 holds...his 15 holds were second-most on the team...His 5.59 ERA was a career-high as were his six losses, after finishing 2013 with a career-best 1.74 ERA (67.1 IP, 13 ER)...Was his third straight season of at least 70 appearances...has pitched in 221 games since the start of 2012, tied for fourth-most among MLB pitchers during that span (Joel Peralta, 225) one of four pitchers to have three seasons of 70+ appearances since 2012...Pitched better in the first half of the season, going 3-4 with a 4.38 ERA (39.0 IP, 19 ER), 25 walks and 38 strikeouts in 46 the All-Star break, was tied for fifth among MLB pitchers with 46 appearances, tied for third by a left-hander...Finished the season strong, having scoreless appearances in 10 of his final 11 games (5.2 IP, 11 H, 2 R-ER, BB, 4 K)...Tossed an "Immaculate Inning" June 14 at San Francisco in the eighth inning...struck out the side on nine pitches...was first such inning in Rockies history and 71st in Major League history...struck out the side three times this season (May 3 vs. New York - NL & June 9 vs. Atlanta)...Already ranks seventh on the Rockies all-time games pitched list with 269...trails Mike Munoz (300) for sixth on that list...his 61 career holds in a Rockies uniform is third, behind Steve Reed's 95 and Matt Belisle's 92.


Brothers had 32-straight scoreless outings (30.0 ip) from 4/10-6/28...his 32 consecutive scoreless appearances are the second-most by a Rockies pitcher trailing Mike Myers in 2000 who had 33-straight scoreless outings that spanned 17.2 innings...the 30.0 scoreless innings streak is second longest ever by a Rockie but longest by a Rockies reliever...the 30.0 inning scoreless streak was the longest in the National League this year, second longest in the Majors (Koji Uehara, 30.1 ip)... Received his first loss since 5/14/12 at SF on 9/6 at SD...had won previous nine decisions which spanned 119 games... His 0.91 ERA in the first half was the second-lowest ever by a Rockie with at least 30 games, trailing Mike Myers' 0.83 ERA in 2000 (37G, 21.2 IP)... Earned first save of 2013, and second career save (also: 8/23/11 vs. HOU) by tossing a scoreless ninth inning on 5/22 vs. ARI...would convert 19 of his 21 save opportunities (90.5%)...he went 0-1 with a 2.33 ERA (19.1 ip, 5 er) in the games he had a save opportunity... His 1.74 ERA (67.1 ip, 13 er) on the year over 72 games was the fourth-lowest among National League relievers...his ERA was also the lowest ever by a Rockies reliever in a single season... According to Elias, earned his ninth consecutive victory on 6/9 vs. SD (since May 2012) which matched the longest winning streak in Rockies history...shares the franchise record with Julian Tavarez (2000) and Ubaldo Jimenez (2010)...the Rockies, Marlins and Rays are the only current major-league franchises that have never had a pitcher post a winning streak of ten or more games.

2012 Brothers finished the 2012 season with a team-high eight wins in his 75 appearances...his 3.86 ERA was the fifth-lowest among all Rockies relievers and his 75 appearances were second to only Belisle's 80. In his second season, Brothers struckout 83 batters, tied for the most among all Rockies pitchers with Drew Pomeranz, and most among Rox relievers...additionally, his 11.04 strikeout per 9.0 innings pitched was the highest mark on the team...a mark that was 10th-highest among NL relievers this season. Held left-handed hitters to a .206 (21-for-102) average on the season, the third-lowest mark among Rockies pitchers in 2012...his 41 strikeouts vs. left-handers were the most on the team and he allowed only six extra-base hits to lefties (1 HR, 5 2B). From 8/1 to the end of the season, Brothers had a record of 2-0 with a 1.52 ERA (23.2 ip, 4 er), 12 walks and 24 strikeouts in 21 appearances. In his two seasons with the Rockies, Brothers has tallied 142 strikeouts compared to 57 walks in 108.1 innings...that comes to a 2.49 K/BB and an 11.8 K/9.0 IP, the eighth-best mark in the NL since 2011. Was optioned to Colorado Springs on 5/20, where he would stay until 6/2...made four appearances for the Sky Sox and had a 1.69 ERA (5.1 ip, 1 er) with 13 strikeouts. From 6/2 through the end of the season, Brothers went 6-0 with a 3.27 ERA (52.1 ip, 19 er), 25 walks and 62 strikeouts in 53 games. Owned a 5.35 ERA (35.1 ip, 21 er) in 38 games at Coors Field...posted a 2.23 ERA (32.1 ip, 8 er) in 37 games on the road...four of the five home runs he allowed in 2012 were at Coors Field. 2011 Spent the first two months of the season as a member of the Triple-A Colorado Springs bullpen and was brought to the Majors 6/4, where he would spend the remainder of 2011 in the Rockies bullpen...Went 1-2 with a 2.88 ERA (40.2 ip, 13 er), 20 walks, 59 strikeouts and a .217 opponent average in 48 games as a rookie...Among NL rookie relievers to make at least 45 appearances, Brothers ranked in the top-10 in several categories, including ERA (6th), opponents batting average (5th), strikeouts (5th), strikeouts per 9.0 innings (3rd, 13.06) and holds (2nd, 16)...only teammate Matt Reynolds had more holds (18) among NL rookie relievers...Brothers became more productive as the season went on, as his ERA decreased (or stayed the same) in each of the four months he pitched...he owned a 3.86 ERA in June, 3.18 ERA in both July and August and a 1.04 ERA in September...Following the All-Star break, Brothers proved to be one of the National League's most productive relievers, as he had the fourth-most strikeouts (43) and ninth-lowest opponents' batting average (.190) after the break...The left-hander finished strong, allowing just eight hits (.143 avg, 8-for-56) with 6 walks and 24 strikeouts over his last 19 outings (16.1 ip), from 8/9 through the end of the season...owned a 0.55 ERA (16.1 ip, 1 er) from 8/9 through the end of the season, a period during which he pitched as one of the Rockies set-up men...Had 12 consecutive scoreless appearances with 15 strikeouts from 6/20-7/ the 10.0 ip allowed just seven hits (.194 average, 7-for-36)...had 9.2 scoreless inning streak with 13 strikeouts 8/9-9/3 (11 appearances)...Went 3-2 with a 2.89 ERA (28.0 ip, 9 er), 15 walks and 45 strikeouts in 25 outings for the Sky Sox prior his recall...Was named the Pacific Coast League's 10th-best prospect by Baseball America following the 2011 season 2010 Began the season with High-A Modesto where he was a late-inning reliever...posted a record of 0-2, 2.68 (37.0 ip, 11 er) with three saves in 33 appearances for the Nuts before being promoted to Double-A Tulsa in late June...Held opponents to a .165 (20-for-121) average, the lowest mark among all Modesto pitchers...In his final 14 appearances for Tulsa allowed just 2 earned runs in 14.0 innings pitched (1.29 ERA) allowing just 6 walks while striking out 18...Struckout 5 hitters twice, both coming in 2.0 innings outings...first came 5/19 with Modesto, while the second came 8/8 with Tulsa...Played for Scottsdale of the Arizona Fall League where he went 1-0, 4.09 (11.0 ip, 5 er) in 9 appearances for the Scorpions...was named an AFL Rising Star at the end of the season...Named by Baseball America as the Rockies seventh-best prospect following the season. 2009 Split his first professional season between Tri-City and Asheville...was the Rockies only 2009 draft pick to pitch for a full season league in 2009...went 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA (10.2 ip, 4 er) in 8 games with Tri-City before being moved up...also owned a 3.38 ERA (10.2 ip, 4 er) in 9 games with the Tourists...struckout a total of 28 batters in 21.1 innings between the two stops...following the season was rated the eighthbest prospect in the Rockies organization by Baseball America.