White Sox sign John Brebbia
9:41 AM: Brebbia will receive $5.5 million in guaranteed money, says The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal (Links To X) has detailed terminology. Brebbia gets a $4 million base salary for 2024, and there is a $6 million mutual option for 2025 that includes a $1.5 million buyout. Incentive bonuses of up to $1 million per season are also available, and Brebbia can begin to unlock these bonuses if he reaches the 45 appearance threshold.
8:58 AM: The White Sox have signed a right-hander John BrebbiaMLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports (via X). Darrell Van Schoen of the Chicago Sun-Times Add Brebbia signed a one-year deal. Brebbia is repped by Icon Sports Management.
Newly hired Senior White Sox Promotions Consultant Brian Bannister He undoubtedly had some influence in the signing, as Bannister had spent the previous four seasons as the Giants’ pitching director and oversaw Brebbia’s use as a versatile weapon. Brebbia served as an opening man, middle man, and setup man in San Francisco, posting a 3.83 ERA in 134 appearances and 124 2/3 innings while also pitching a solid 6.7% walk rate and 23% strikeout rate.
That last statistic is perhaps a bit misleading, as Brebbia had a strikeout rate of just 18.8% over his 68 innings in 2022, falling between much higher K% rates in smaller sample sizes in the other two seasons. Brebbia has thrown just 18 1/3 innings in 2021 since he has been recovering from Tommy John surgery in June 2020, and he also missed more than 2.5 months of last season with a back strain.
Brebbia, selected in the 30th round by the Yankees in the 2011 draft, was a bit of a late bloomer and only made his MLB debut when he was just shy of his 27th birthday, as a member of the 2017 Cardinals. Brebbia has pitched well for the Cards in his first three major league seasons, but in the wake of TJ’s surgery, St. Louis opted not to tender him after the 2020 season. In his career, the 33-year-old Brebbia has a 3.42 ERA over 299/2 innings. 3 tour with St. Louis and San Francisco.
The White Sox had a lot of holes to fill in both the rotation and bullpen this winter, and the GM Chris Getz He has been busy on that front getting likes Eric Fedde, Chris Flexen, Michael SorokaAnd Tim Hill, as well as a number of other pitchers with MLB experience on minor league deals. since Aaron Boomer After being traded to the Braves, Brebbia could step into the setup role that Bummer previously held in Chicago, even if it’s not an ideal match between the two given that Bummer is a southpaw.
It also makes sense for Brebbia to be published as it was in San Francisco, not strictly as a setting. since Gregory Santos Recovering from an elbow sore and may not be ready to start spring training, Brebbia could take some chances if Santos experiences any delay or if the White Sox simply decide to take it easy with their potential closer.
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