Brian Sikorski signed as a free agent in the offseason after pitching in Japan for five seasons. The righty had appeared in 22 games for the Portland Beavers this season, posting a 3.14 ERA and striking out 44 in 28.2 innings of work. He hadn't allowed a walk in his last 10 outings.
Originally taken by the Houston Astros in the fourth round of the 1995 draft, Sikorski had only a brief stint in the big leagues with the Rangers in 2000.
After struggling in major league spring training, Sikorski righted the ship when he began working with Portland pitching coach Gary Lance who made several mechanical changes to his delivery.
Brower has posted a 4.62 ERA over parts of eight seasons in the big leagues with seven organizations. A one-time sixth round pick of the Texas Rangers, his best year came for the San Francisco Giants in 2004 when he appeared in a league-high 89 games out of the bullpen.
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