It's hardly a blockbuster move, but the Red Sox added to their bullpen depth Tuesday with a trade with the San Diego Padres, obtaining right-handed reliever Colten Brewer.
In exchange, the Red Sox sent the Padres infielder Esteban Quiroz.
Brewer, 26, appeared in 11 games with the Padres in 2018, compiling a 5.59 ERA. The Red Sox are his fourth organization. He was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates, then selected by the New York Yankees in the 2016 Rule 5 draft. After becoming a minor league free agent last winter, he signed with the Padres.
Brewer appeared in 37 games at Triple A El Paso, with a 3.75 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 48 innings. He also succeeded in getting a high percentage (56 %) of ground balls in the minors.