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Brian Bruney | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/17/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 12 (0) / ARZ

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White Sox transferred RHP Brian Bruney from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
It's largely a procedural move, as Bruney underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip and is done for the season. The White Sox added Jose Lopez and Hector Gimenez to the active roster in related moves. Thu, Aug 30, 2012 11:19:00 AM

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Brian Bruney had season-ending surgery Monday in Colorado to repair a torn labrum in his left hip.

Bruney has been on the disabled list since late June due to the injury. He began a rehab assignment on July 31, but evidently ran into a setback. The 30-year-old right-hander appeared in one game at the major league level this season.
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 03:36:00 PM

White Sox placed RHP Brian Bruney on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 25, with left hip inflammation.

Too bad for Bruney, as he appeared in just one game since his call-up before going down. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be out.
Fri, Jun 29, 2012 02:06:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Brian Bruney from Triple-A Charlotte.

He earned the promotion by posting a 1.85 ERA with 36 strikeouts over 34 frames at Charlotte. Bruney struggled in his time with the Sox last year, holding a 6.86 mark over 23 games. He'll work in middle relief.
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 03:32:00 PM

White Sox signed RHP Brian Bruney to a minor league contract.

Bruney was released by the White Sox in August after posting an ugly 6.86 ERA and 16/12 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings last season. But he's back on board with a minor league deal and will serve as relief depth in 2012.
Mon, Jan 23, 2012 03:28:00 PM

White Sox released RHP Brian Bruney.

Bruney was designated for assignment 10 days ago and failed to draw interest from other teams on waivers. He had a 6.86 ERA in 19 2/3 innings with the White Sox.
Mon, Aug 15, 2011 12:07:00 PM

White Sox designated RHP Brian Bruney for assignment.

He was cleared to make room for Saturday's starter Zach Stewart. Bruney has an ugly 6.86 ERA and 16/12 K/BB ratio over 19 2/3 innings this season. Chances are he'll make it through waivers unclaimed.
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 11:10:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Brian Bruney from Triple-A Charlotte.

Bruney has posted a sparkling 1.31 ERA and 30/9 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings this season for Charlotte. He should do well in middle relief for the Pale Hose.
Mon, May 30, 2011 02:56:00 PM

White Sox signed RHP Brian Bruney to a minor league contract.

Bruney, 28, posted a 7.64 ERA and 2.32 WHIP in 19 appearances for the Nationals this year before they gave up on him. He made his way around the league after his release, but didn't pitch another inning in the bigs. Maybe things will turn around for the right-hander in south Chicago.
Mon, Dec 13, 2010 02:45:00 PM

Mets signed RHP Brian Bruney to a minor league contract.

He may never get to join his old pal Francisco Rodriguez in the big leagues, but it's an interesting place for him to end up. Bruney was released by the Brewers last month after making two scoreless appearances with Triple-A Nashville. The 28-year-old right-hander was released by the Nats in May after posting a 7.64 ERA in 19 appearances.
Fri, Jul 2, 2010 07:40:00 PM

Brewers released RHP Brian Bruney.

Bruney, who was signed to a minor league contract earlier this month, made only two relief appearances with Triple-A Nashville before being given his release. Perhaps he chose to seek an opportunity elsewhere.
Tue, Jun 22, 2010 04:43:00 PM

Brewers signed RHP Brian Bruney to a minor league contract.

Well, he certainly picked a place where he could make an impact if things continue to go south with Trevor Hoffman. With that in mind, Bruney's contract has an out-clause in a month. The 28-year-old right-hander posted a 7.64 ERA over his first 19 appearances with the Nationals before being designated for assignment and then released last month.
Tue, Jun 1, 2010 07:46:00 PM

Nationals released RHP Brian Bruney.

The 28-year-old right-hander put up a 7.64 ERA over 17 2/3 innings with the Nationals before being designated for assignment earlier this month. Even worse, Bruney's velocity was well below his career averages. He'll try to latch on elsewhere.
Tue, May 25, 2010 05:11:00 PM

According to Bill Ladson of, Brian Bruney plans to refuse a minor league assignment.

Bruney was designated for assignment on Sunday. He hasn't been very happy during his brief time with the Nationals, so perhaps this is for the best for both parties.
Fri, May 21, 2010 08:08:00 PM

Brian Bruney cleared waivers on Friday and now can decide whether to accept a Triple-A assignment or become a free agent.

Bruney, who makes $1.5 million, went unclaimed after amassing a 7.64 ERA in 17 2/3 innings for the Nationals.
Fri, May 21, 2010 05:33:00 PM

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