Yankees trade for Brewers' 1B Garrett Cooper: What it means

Posted July 14, 2017

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired left-handed reliever Tyler Webb from the New York Yankees in exchange for first baseman Garrett Cooper. The Brewers contributed to that damage, scoring two of the six runs he allowed and coming back against him to tie and eventually beat NY last Friday. During two stints with the Yankees this season, he went 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA in 7 relief appearances.

In seven appearances for the Yankees this season, Webb tossed six innings, and permitted three runs (all earned) on three hits.

Joel Sherman reports that 1B/OF prospect Garrett Cooper will be heading to NY to complete the deal.

Who's Webb? Webb got plenty of strikeouts (11.3 K/9) as a lefty reliever in the Yankees' system before getting his first shot in the majors this season.

Cooper was leading the Pacific Coast League with a.366 batting average and ranked second with 82 runs batted in and was a sixth round draft pick out of Auburn in 2013. Both players are in Triple-A at the time of the deal. He was picked up by the Pirates in the 2015 Rule 5 Draft but was dealt back to NY this year. The 26-year-old owns a 15-14 record with a 3.45 ERA in 150 games over five minor league seasons with the organization. He has a low-90s fastball, but also possesses a plus slider, an effective changeup and, as his minor-league walk rate indicates (2.43 walks per nine innings), he locates well.