Red Sox close to acquiring RHP Colten Brewer from Padres

Colten Brewer
Colten Brewer throws a pitch during the eighth inning. –AP Photo/Chris Szagola

The Red Sox are close to acquiring pitcher Colten Brewer from the San Diego Padres in exchange for infielder Esteban Quiroz, according to a major league source.

In 37 relief appearances with the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple A affiliate of the Padres, Brewer, 26, went 3-4 with a 3.75 ERA. The righthander had 63 strikeouts and walked 15 batters in 48 innings. He also made 11 appearances with the Padres, with 10 strikeouts and seven walks in 9⅔ innings.

Quiroz, 26, was signed by the Red Sox one year ago out of the Mexican League. He started at second base for the Mexican National Team in the World Baseball Classic.

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In 24 games with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs last season, he batted .283 with seven home runs and 24 RBIs.

The left-handed hitter batted .293 with a .428 on-base percentage, .488 slugging percentage, .916 OPS, 11 homers, 23 doubles, and 49 RBIs in 89 games during 2017 for Leones de Yucatan of the Mexican League.

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