Opening Day went smoothly for the New York Yankees as they scored 5-0 against the San Francisco Giants. It was not their usual roster of players, but they still managed a win. Thursday’s roster included 14 position players and 12 pitchers, one short of the 13 they usually play the season with. Manager Aaron Boone indicated that the Bronx Bombers would soon be adding another pitcher.

The news came Thursday night that the Yankees had traded for Colten Brewer from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for cash. Brewer spent the entirety of his spring training with the Rays, having some decent games to his name. But he hasn’t made a major league appearance since 2021. After minor league stints with the Kansas City Royals and the Rays, the Yankees seem to recognize his talent and will add him as their 13th pitcher.

Fans have mixed reactions to Colten Brewer joining the New York Yankees


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The 30-year-old righty will be joining forces with Nestor Cortes Jr. and Gerrit Cole in Carlos Rodon’s absence, who is recovering from an injury. Boone seems to think this is a good decision, but Yankee lovers are conflicted. “A pitcher could be in play for us that we add or not, but then whether or not we do [that], we’d be in a position to pull from the minor leagues too,” the manager said ahead of Opening Day.

Some made jokes about the Yankees’ policy to have clean-shaven players.

One person believes that more left-handed pitchers need to be brought in.

Some fans didn’t know who the Yankees were talking about.

However, a few fans defended the team’s move, considering the long season.

But there was another thing Yankees fans couldn’t help but mock.


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Brewer played for the enemy

In late 2018, the San Diego Padres traded Brewer to the Boston Red Sox. And those who know of the two teams’ legendary rivalry couldn’t let the fact go. The pitcher played three seasons with the Red Sox, right from the Opening Day of the 2019 season. Throughout his time with the team, he was traded back and forth between the major and minor league teams in the organization. But with the Yankees, he will finally get to play in the major leagues again.

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Interestingly, this is not Brewer’s first team in the Bronx. The pitcher was a Rule 5 draft pick by the Yankees in 2016 and spent 2017 in their farm system.