I pray this is a minor league deal.
http://www.twincities.com/ci_7636405...nclick_check=1Former Minnetonka High School and Gophers pitcher Jim Brower played in the minor leagues last season with Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy, two of the Yankees' pitching prospects discussed in trade talks.
Brower also played in New York for a little while with another discussed Yankee, center fielder Melky Cabrera.
Brower, 34, has pitched professionally for 14 years for eight major league organizations. Last season, he played with Hughes, 22, and Kennedy, 21, for parts of the year at Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and then in New York with the Yankees.
On Friday, it will be announced that Brower has signed a free-agent contract with the Cincinnati Reds.