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Another Brothers brother signs with the Colorado Rockies

Hunter Brothers joins Rex Brothers, a fellow Lipscomb product, in pursuing his major-league dream.

Another Brothers brother has signed with the Colorado Rockies.

The Times-Gazette in Shelbyville, Tenn., reports:

You can add another “brother” to the Colorado Rockies major league baseball organization.

Former Shelbyville Central and Lipscomb University standout Hunter Brothers signed a contract on Tuesday and will join his older brother, Rex, in the Rockies organization.

Hunter was selected by Colorado in the 30th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft on Saturday and flew out to Grand Junction, Colorado on Wednesday to join up with the Rockies’ Rookie League team.

Left-hander Rex Brothers throws a strike for the Colorado Rockies. (PHOTO BY RICH CLARKSON AND ASSOCIATES)

The Christian Chronicle interviewed left-handed reliever Rex Brothers, a faithful Church of Christ member and former Lipscomb University star, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles last year.

In that story, Lipscomb coach Jeff Forehand credited parents Andy and Carol Brothers with raising Rex, Hunter and sister Courtney “the right way”:

“Obviously, they’re good baseball players,” Forehand said of Rex and Hunter, “but it starts with their family. They’re both the kind of kids that you would want your kid to grow up to be like.

“They’re not looking for any credit, not looking for any limelight,” the coach added. “They are just good ole country boys who have been reared from hard work, dedication and loyalty.”  

Hunter Brothers, a right-handed pitcher, told the Times-Gazette his signing fulfills a dream:

“I’ve been blessed and I think God to now have that opportunity.”


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