Tyler Webb Traded to Brewers from Yankees for Garrett Cooper

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistJuly 13, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Tyler Webb #36 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Texas Rangers during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium on June 25, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
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The Milwaukee Brewers have made a minor addition to their bullpen, acquiring left-handed pitcher Tyler Webb from the New York Yankees on Thursday. 

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported the Brewers' acquisition of Webb. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports said the Yankees will receive Triple-A first baseman Garrett Cooper in the deal. 

The Brewers officially announced the trade, adding that Webb will be assigned to Triple-A. 

The 26-year-old Webb made his MLB debut for the Yankees on June 24 with 1.1 scoreless innings against the Texas Rangers. He has a 4.50 ERA with five strikeouts and four walks in six innings this season. 

The Brewers, who currently lead the National League Central with a surprising 50-41 record, have had some bullpen problems. They finished the first half ranked 12th in ERA with a 4.08 mark and 22nd with a .749 OPS against. 

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports noted Cooper could be used as an insurance policy for the Yankees if Greg Bird's ailing foot doesn't heal.

A sixth-round draft pick in 2013, Cooper is hitting .366/.428/.652 with 17 home runs in 75 games for Colorado Springs.