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Brandon Brennan

Brandon Sean Michael Brennan

Height: 6'4"    Weight: 207

Bats/Throws: Right / Right

Born: 07/26/1991 in Mission Viejo, California

Offseason home: San Juan Capistrano, California

College: Orange Coast College

Acquired: Selected in the Rule 5 draft from the Colorado Rockies (12/11/2018)

Salary: Not available

MLB Debut: 03/21/2019

Free Agent after: 2024 season

The Mariners tried to sign Brennan as a minor-league free agent after the 2018 campaign, but lost out on him to the Colorado Rockies. No matter—Colorado left him off their 40-man roster and thus the M's could claim him via the Rule 5 draft. That method required the M's to keep him in the big leagues for all of 2019, but that didn't prove to be a problem. Brennan held his own—enough, at least, to stay on the roster—and looked forward to being a steady presence in the 2020 bullpen; fate had other ideas, though, and Brennan went on the injured list with a strained oblique after just one appearance. He returned at the end of the mini-season to pitch six innings over four games, but 2021 will be his first real test after coming back. When he's on, Brennan's three-pitch arsenal yields a lot of ground balls, which should play well with Seattle's excellent starting infield.