RP - CHC
Rex Brothers finished off a wild ninth inning where the Pirates closed the gap to one run with the bases loaded Friday. He only recorded a single out but it was the final one to earn his first save of the season. Brothers was not credited with any runs.
Brothers is a good pitcher that has value to the Cubs. However, he is unlikely to earn many saves as long as Kimbrel is healthy and pitching the way he has.
The Rockies optioned former closer Rex Brothers to Triple-A, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
Brothers was one of the better closers in the league as recently as 2013, but his struggles last year and this spring cost him a spot in the Rockies' bullpen. He's since been replaced by veteran LaTroy Hawkins.