Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WSC Birth Years: Brian Bruney

Card #95 - Brian Bruney

Born: February 17, 1982

It's been a long journey for Brian, starting in his hometown of Astoria, Oregon, where it is rumored that he was an extra in the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, Kindergarten Cop.

Bruney was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2000. A decent rookie season in 2004, led to a disappointing 2005 season. Brian found himself on the Yankees the next year and stayed with them until 2009, where he found himself on the World Series roster.

He was traded to the Washington Nationals after the 2009 season, but was released in May 2010. Brian had minor league stints with the Brewers and the Mets, before signing with the White Sox prior to the 2011 season.

Bruney made his White Sox debut on May 31, 2011, against the Boston Red Sox. His outings have been mostly spectacular with a couple of bad outings mixed in. Brian stepped up against the Nationals, by replacing an injured John Danks for 2.1 innings of one hit ball, after pitching an exhausting inning the night before in a fourteen inning game.

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