Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the sixth round of the 2006 draft, Brigham began his professional career in Texas before heading to Chicago in July of 2012 as part of a deal for catcher Geovany Soto.
He would later rejoin the Rangers in the offseason in a separate trade.
After a stint in the Pirates organization, the 28-year-old caught on with Atlanta and would go on to make his Major League debut in 2015.
Over the span of 16.2 innings (12 appearances), the right-hander turned in a 8.64 ERA.
While his ERA was undoubtedly high, Brigham’s 4.00 FIP suggests he was much better in his first taste of Major League action.
Last year, the former Atlanta hurler made 11 appearances for the Tohuku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Japan Pacific League. During his stint with the team, the pitcher posted a 5.24 ERA in 34.1 innings pitched.
Those 34.1 innings included 11 starts and four games finished.
Potential Role with the Detroit Tigers
Similar to Blackley, Brigham seems likely to provide rotation depth in the minors. However, his ability to pitch in relief could help him reach the Majors sooner.