Yankees deal lefthander Tyler Webb to Brewers for prospect Garrett Cooper

As noted in the tweet below, the Brewers are getting left-handed pitcher Tyler Webb, age 26, in exchange for first baseman Garrett Cooper.

According to Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network, the Milwaukee Brewers have swung a trade for New York Yankees reliever Tyler Webb. In 21 games in triple-A during the 2017 season, Webb was 3-1 with a 3.24 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 33.1 innings pitched.

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

26-year-old first baseman Garrett Cooper was a Triple-A Brewers prospect playing for Colorado Springs, where he led all Triple-A players in batting average (.365) and doubles (29) and was second in the PacificCoast League in RBIs.

In return, Cooper provides the Yankees get another option at first base, which has been a problem spot this year. He made his major-league debut two days later against the Rangers. After being acquired by Pittsburgh in this past winter's Rule 5 Draft, he was returned to NY on April 1. Recently named a Triple-A All-Star, he put up an eye-popping.366/.428/.652 slash line with 17 home runs and 82 RBI in the thin air at Colorado Springs.

  • Stacy Allen