Rotowire: Jan 16 / 3:52p ET
News: Brothers agreed to a one-year, $1.4 million contract with the Rockies on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Brothers was a popular speculative target last spring, with many assuming it would only be a matter of time before he supplanted LaTroy Hawkins in the closer role, but the left-hander disappointed from start to finish. In the end, Brothers had a 5.59 ERA and 1.85 WHIP in 56.1 innings. He'll need to correct his issues against left-handed batters (.908 opponents' OPS last season) in order to turn things back around in 2015.