Brough, 24, spent two seasons in the Philadelphia Phillies organization after signing as undrafted free agent. The Kanakee, Ill., native went 1-2 with a 4.79 ERA last season with two clubs at the Class A level.
The finish to Brough’s 2012 campaign with the Lakewood BlueClaws was impressive with a 19-inning earned run scoreless streak in his final 11 appearances. He did not allow an earned run through the entire month of August.
Across 56 career appearances, all in relief, Brough has a 3-5 record with a 3.05 ERA. He pitched collegiately at Western Illinois University.