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END OF SEASON CLOSER RE-SIGNS WITH X's

END OF SEASON CLOSER RE-SIGNS WITH X's

END OF SEASON CLOSER RE-SIGNS WITH X's

LATE SEASON BULLPEN ANCHOR BROSHER RE-SIGNS

Sioux City, IA (May 3rd, 2022) — The Sioux City Explorers have announced the signing of RHP Brandon Brosher to a 2022 American Association contract. 

Brandon Brosher will be entering his 10th season of professional baseball and second with the Sioux City Explorers. 

Last season Brosher became the anchor for the Explorers bullpen down the final stretch. He racked up six saves, all six coming after August 18th in the X’s final 21 games of the season. He pitched in 39 contests, accumulated a 2.51 ERA and collected 69 strikeouts while issuing only 22 walks in 46.2 innings. All of those numbers were career highs for the right hander. 

This past winter,  Brosher pitched for Aguilas del Zulia of the Venezuelan Winter League. He sported a 2.40 ERA in 15 games, striking out 14 batters over 15 innings and earning a save. 

The now 27 year old was drafted in the 36th round of the 2013 draft by the New York Mets out of Springstead High School in Florida as a position player. 

Brosher spent the next six seasons mainly as a backstop in the Mets system. His best season came in 2017 with Class-A, Columbia, where in 67 games primarily behind the dish, he hit .221 slugging a career high 13 home runs and 31 RBI. He rapped seven doubles and stole eight bags for the Fireflies. In those six seasons with the Mets he played in 226 games, batting .195 with 31 home runs, 21 doubles, 94 RBI and 21 stolen bases. 

The Florida native received his first true pitching role in 2019 with Trois-Rivieres of the then Can-Am League. Brosher spent the next two seasons between the Aigles and New Jersey on the mound before finding his way to Sioux City. 

In three seasons of being a full time pitcher, Brosher has reinvented himself into a relief weapon. In 76 games he has a 2.47 ERA with 133 strikeouts over 98.1 innings with just 47 walks. 

The Sioux City Explorers 30th year in Siouxland will begin at MercyOne Field at Lewis and Clark Park on May 17 versus the Lake Country DockHounds. Season, Group and Single Game Tickets are now all on sale and can be purchased by calling (712) 277-9467.