Rex Brothers officially became a professional baseball player Tuesday when he agreed to terms on a contract with the Colorado Rockies.
The former Lipscomb ace was selected 34th overall (first round, supplemental) by the Rockies last month following a senior season during which he went 5-5 with a 3.26 ERA and struck out 132 in 94 innings. Hs strikeout total was fifth-highest in the country and opponents averaged .210 against him.
Brothers became Lipscomb’s first first-round selection since 1975 when Bo McLaughlin was taken.
McLaughlin currently serves as Colorado’s roving pitching coordinator.
According to the Rockies, Brothers will spend the next several days in Denver with the team.