Brewers acquire left-handed reliever Webb from the Yankees

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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 28: Tyler Webb #36 of the New York Yankees pitches in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 28, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Yankees defeated the White Sox 12-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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-years-old next Thursday, has been assigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs. During two stints with the Yankees this season (6/22-6/25 and 6/27-time of trade), he went 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 7 relief appearances (6ip, 3h, 3r, 3er, 4bb, 5k, 1hr, .158ba).

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 (33.1ip, 33h, 12r, 12er, 3bb, 47k, 3hr, .250ba).

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.

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