In 2015, he pitched in 72 2/3 innings for New York's affiliate in Scranton, posting a 3.59 ERA, 1.239 WHIP and 10.2 K/9.
The Brewers have been searching for relief help, and get an interesting prospect who is controllable for the near future. It's not a major deal, but is one that adds pitching depth to the organization and, potentially, a valuable lefty specialist to the big-league bullpen.
Webb, who faced the Brewers twice last week, has yet to record a decision with a 4.50 ERA in seven appearances this season with the Yankees. The Brewers contributed to that damage, scoring two of the six runs he allowed and coming back against him to tie and eventually beat NY last Friday.
He was a 10th round pick in 2013 out of SC by the Yankees.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRider's southpaw Tyler Webb works against the Charlotte Knights at PNC Field in Moosic, Pa. on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Cooper has yet to make his big league debut, but has been knocking on the door for some time this year.
As for what Milwaukee gave up, Cooper was having a monster career year for the Sky Sox.
Cooper has been absolutely ripping it up in triple-A this season, batting.366 with 17 home runs and 82 RBI in just 75 games.
Greg Bird's ongoing ankle injury issues have forced NY to hand over the reins to a combination of Chris Carter, who was released Tuesday; Tyler Austin, who's been sidelined with hamstring issues since June 28; Rob Refsnyder, who first took up the position previous year; Austin Romine, the team's primary backup catcher; and Ji-Man Choi, a rookie who's shown promise in his short stint with the Yankees thus far.