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The Royals have signed veteran reliever Brad Brach to a minor league deal and invited him to Spring Training.
Brach, 34, joins the Royals on a minors pact after spending parts of the last 10 seasons in the majors. The former All-Star has made 496 appearances, amassing a 3.39 ERA over 522.2 innings. Most recently, he pitched for the Mets, allowing eight runs over 12.1 innings in 2020. The Royals have had a very strong offseason and continue that trend by adding bullpen depth. They could be a sneaky good team this year.
The Mets have released Brad Brach. The right-handed reliever had been designated for assignment last Thursday.
Brach, 34, has put together a solid career over the past 10 seasons. He has played for five teams and was named to the American League All-Star team as a member of the Orioles in 2016. The Monmouth University product owns a career ERA of 3.39, though that number soared to 5.54 over the past two seasons with the Cubs and Mets. Despite his rocky lines over the past two years, Brach is a reliable veteran and should have several suitors with Spring Training almost here.
Brad Brach has been activated from the injured list and will join the Mets bullpen. He was placed on the IL in mid-July for undisclosed reasons.
The Mets also activated Walker Lockett, who is probable to start on Wednesday. Ali Sanchez and Paul Sewald were both optioned in corresponding moves. Brach's first appearance this year will be his 2020-debut as he's missed the entirety of the season up to this point. He registered a 5.47 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and a 1.94 K:BB ratio across 54.1 innings between the Cubs and the Mets in 2019.
Brad Bach (undisclosed) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Bach has yet to report to summer camp was placed on the injured list Wednesday. The reason Bach has been absent from camp is undisclosed, but it's possible that it could be COVID-19 related. Bach is will look to bounce back after a disastrous 2019 campaign. The 34-year old owned a 5.47 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 60:31 K:BB across 54 1/3 innings.
Brad Brach has not yet reported to camp.
Brach is not in line to close games, even with the Mets saying they are considering a closer-by-committee approach to open the season. His 5.47 ERA and 1.62 WHIP from 2019 shows that he probably won't sniff a fantasy roster this year.