Update: Webb will join the Brewers immediately. Reliever Michael Blazek will head to AAA Colorado Springs.
Milwaukee- The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired left-handed reliever Tyler Webb from the New York Yankees in exchange for first baseman Garrett Cooper.
Webb, who turns 27 next Thursday, will join the Brewers immediately. During two stints with the Yankees this season he went 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 7 relief appearances.
He made his Major League debut on June 24 vs. Texas. He also went 3-1 with a 3.24 ERA and 1 save in 21 relief appearances at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.
Webb was selected by the Yankees in the 10th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. After being acquired by Pittsburgh in this past winter’s Rule 5 Draft, he was returned to New York on April 1. During his five Minor League seasons (2013-17), he has produced 312 strikeouts compared to only 67 walks in 248.0 innings.
Cooper, 26, was selected by Milwaukee in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. He was batting .366 with 17 HR and 82 RBI in 75 games at Colorado Springs this season.