Friday, April 25, 2008

Bruney Out For Season

Pete Abraham mentions on his blog today that Brian Bruney is done for the year. This is a huge blow to the Yankees bullpen. Bruney was one of the more reliable pitchers the Yankees could call on in close games. It's unfortunate because we're likely going to get stuck with Farnsworth or Hawkins late in close games. Ugh. The Yankees called up Jonathan Albaladejo and Chris Britton to fill in down in the bullpen. Chad Moeller was DFA'd. Hopefully he clears waivers and can stick with the team. He served the Yankees very well in his short stint with the club.

Bad news for me. Pete Abe also mentions that Shelley Duncan will likely join the club tomorrow. I was really hoping he'd be with Scranton when they roll through Buffalo on Monday/Tuesday. Doesn't look like that will happen. What can you do? I wonder if his impending arrival has anything to do with Giambi stroking 2 bombs so far tonight? Maybe the Big G is reading the writing on the wall?