More on Bruney’s injury


Tyler Kepner checks in with info on Brian Bruney’s injury. Bruney injured his foot on Tuesday, and the Yanks fear he has two torn ligaments. With the general consensus being that Kyle Farnsworth’s elbow will push him to the DL as well, this trip to Chicago was not a good one for the Yankee bullpen. Expect some roster moves later today.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. Ivan says:

    Scott Patterson just said yeeeessssss

  2. Mitch says:

    Poor Scott. You know they will call up Edwar, Albaladejo, Veras, and Rasner before giving him a shot.

  3. Ivan says:

    Personally, I give Patterson a chance rather than britton.

  4. Tripp says:

    I wouldn’t Britton has been the better pitccher at AAA so far this year.

    So who goes down? Bruney to the DL…Farnsworth stays? Ohlie Down? Moeller Down and Duncan up?

    • swo says:

      Yeah, Patterson has slowed down a bit. Also, if you watch his delivery, he has a different leg kick for when he throws his fastball than he does for his curveball. I think this is a major mechanical flaw that needs to be corrected before he sees time in the Majors.

      But that’s not even an issue. It’ll be either Edwar, Veras, or Albaladejo getting the call because they’re dominating.

      Bruney DL, Farnsworth DL, Moeller DFA’d, Ohlendorf stays up. No reason to send Ohlendorf down when all he needs is a couple days’ rest.

      Rasner added to 40-man and called up, Edwar called up, Shelley called up. That’s what I see happening.

  5. Mike P says:

    Bruney Farnsworth Moeller Ohlendorf down. Ramirez, Britton, Veras, Duncan up.

    That would be my guess, what do you think? Maybe Albaladejo instead of Veras.

  6. YES says:

    Is it too early to call up Robertson?

    • swo says:

      He’s better off dominating AA pitchers for now. He’ll get the call when the time comes, and when there’s a space on the 40-man.

    • TurnTwo says:

      there was word that with the promo of some guys from Scranton, Robertson is headed to AAA, and JB Cox is on his way to Trenton.

  7. samiamsports says:

    This is half good news half bad.
    Bruney was looking stellar. So losing him def hurts but Anytime krazy kyle goes down ,it only helps the club. Now some real bullpen arms can be called up and get the chance that they earned and deserve

    • Ben K. says:

      I was so waiting for someone to say that. I don’t really think that’s true. As tough as we’ve all been on Farnsworth this season, he’s actually done decently well for himself. He’s got 9 K in 10.1 IP, and he’s keeping the walks down. I think Britton could be more effective, but I’m not confident that Edwar or Veras could be.

      • Tripp says:

        Whoever they call up atleast it quiets people like us who have been calling for the guys at AAA to get some time in the majors. Now we get to see if guys like Britton, Patterson, Veras, and Edwar can justify being in themajors.

      • Jamal G. says:

        LoL, I feel the same way but I also felt like King Leonitus. I would make some good points about it but the sheer number of people in the opposing favor would leave me with no chance to win the argument.

  8. mustang says:

    Bruney and Farnsworth -DL
    Moeller and Ohlendorf -AAA
    Britton, Patterson,Albaladejo and Duncan
    And a partridge in a pear tree.

  9. mustang says:

    Bruney and Farnsworth -DL
    Moeller and Ohlendorf -AAA
    Britton, Patterson,Albaladejo and Duncan- Yankees
    And a partridge in a pear tree.

  10. mustang says:

    I need a map, footnotes or something. LOL

  11. Jamal G. says:

    Why is everyone calling for Rock ‘N Rohlendorf to be sent down? With Andy P. going today, hopefully we would only need Billy Traber and Edwar Ramirez to set it up for Mariano Rivera in this game. I would assume Traber comes in to face any one or both of Grady Sizemore and Travis Hafner, then Ramirez comes in as the direct bridge to Rivera.

    I get that Ohly got lit up last night but come on, one bad outing and your calling for his demotion? Or is it the fact that the bullpen is worn and you just want another fresh arm? I don’t see the wisdom in using an option year just to give a guy some rest in the minor leagues. With Jon Albaladejo and Ramirez likely to get the call, we don’t need another arm. Alba-D would likely assume Ohlendorf’s role because he was used as the de facto long man earlier in the season when Pettitte began the 2008 campaign on the DL. Also Ramirez would just slide into Brueny’s role as the set-up man to Rivera.

    • Tripp says:

      I think it’s more that he threw 50 pitches last night and now needs a few days of rest.

      How short of leash is Traber on? He has been horrible with lefties so far and the Yanks are getting close to making a decision on Henn.

    • KW says:

      I agree I think it’s a little premature to be calling for Ohlendorf’s demotion. I saw something last night that was a little weird though, it looked like the sox were sitting dead red on his fastball, and when he used a couple of what looked like curveballs, they would just take them and then rake the fastball. I noticed too that he’s a little wild in the zone. Hopefully he starts mixing and matching his spots, because it seems like he hasnt really been able to locate the fastball inside very well – his K of quentin in the third was on a pitch that was supposed to be down and in and ended up down and away. His pitches are around the knees, which is a great location but his style so far seems to lack variety in terms of speeds and location.

    • Simon B. says:

      Actually, I’ve been calling for his demotion since day one.

      The guy has been completely overrated by nearly everybody. Has anybody looked at Ohlendorf’s record? It’s not like he’s been terrible, but he’s been completely mediocre in the minors; how do you expect him to be good in the majors? They’ve been mesmerized by a hard fastball, but that’s pretty much all he has going for him.

      There are 3-5 pitchers in AAA that deserve to be there more than Ohlendorf.

  12. Bo says:

    Ohlendorf should be down in Trip A refining his stuff. Hes not a long man

    • swo says:

      No, he should be in the Majors as a setup man. There’s nothing wrong with his pitching, it’s his ROLE that’s the problem. Girardi uses him as a long reliever when he isn’t. He would be much better as a 7th inning guy, occasionally with a second inning thrown in. But this multiple innings stuff is just wearing him out and just isn’t a good use of his talent.

    • swo says:

      But more importantly, you don’t to waste an option just because the guy might need an extra day to rest.

  13. E-ROC says:

    Britton and Rasner should be called to take Bruney and Farns places.

  14. Ivan says:

    Hey Dave Robertson just got promoted to Triple A

    • Jamal G. says:

      Odd, I wasn’t expecting this move until June. He pitched 24 games at Low-A Charleston before being called up to High-A Tampa wherein he appeared in 18 games. To end the 2007 season he was called up to Double A-Trenton for a cameo before starting this season in Trenton. With only 7 games in the 22 days since the minor league season started it is very odd (if true) that the Yankees would rush him to AAA.

      Again, if this is true.

      • TurnTwo says:

        that was prob the original plan, to keep Robertson in Trenton until mid-season, but this seems like its prob a chain reaction from the anticipation of Bruney and Farnsworth going on the DL.

        if you call up Rasner and another arm to the MLB BP, and you arent sending anyone down, gotta get another arm or two for Scranton, or else they are short, too.

  15. Jamal G. says:



    • Jamal G. says:

      LoL, should have probably e-mailed this to one you guys, sorry about that.

      • Ben K. says:

        That story doesn’t say for certain that Robertson’s been promoted.

        • Jamal G. says:

          Yes but the writing seems to be on the wall. TurnTwo made a good point, can’t leave AAA short-handed. Also this conclusion backs up that assumption.

          “An opening in the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bullpen should open up today if Yankees reliever Brian Bruney (foot) is put on the disabled list and a SWB pitcher, presumably Edwar Ramirez, is recalled to New York.”

  16. TurnTwo says:

    RAB guys, do we have a player profile on David Robertson? i know his stuff is “lights out” or so people say, but does anyone have any background info, where he’s from, what he throws, etc?

  17. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Rasner, Abbadabba, Veras up. There’s some weird story with Edwar that I don’t understand but I see him up sometime this summer.

    Bruney and Farnsworth – DL

    Moeller (does he need to be DFA’d? I’d hate to see that)

    Ohlie to AAA for a rest. Give the boy a nap. Not because he sucks because he doesn’t. He’s a 7th inning guy. More effective than Farnsworth by a mile. You can’t leave him out there long. He’s not a long reliever.

    • Jamal G. says:

      Why does a 50 pitch outing require a rest any longer than two days? You really want to use up one of those precious option years to give him a 48-hour break?

      • whozat says:

        No, I want to have a pen at full strength for the next two days.

        If he’s ready to stay in the majors, option years won’t be an issue. If he’s not, then he was probably going to have to go down this year at some point anyhow.

        • Jamal G. says:

          Sorry, I keep saying option years. You have to be in the minors after being demoted from the majors for a total of 20 days for an option year to be used. What I am arguing is the rule that you can not be recalled from the minors for 10 days after being sent down from the majors. To give a guy a rest by sending him to AAA and not having him for 10 days is just foolish.

    • swo says:

      Isn’t that basically plagiarism of my post earlier today?

      Not that I care, I just think that’s funny.

      • swo says:

        Nah, I take it back. Now I wish I could delete that last comment…….darn you RAB……………

        • LiveFromNewYork says:

          No problem. I didn’t know that thinking along the same lines was plagiarism. That’s a new twist.

          I’ll be careful with “Yeah I think Joba should be in the rotation” after someone else says it.

          (just kidding)

    • TurnTwo says:

      those seem like the right moves to make.

  18. Micky#7 says:

    About 2/3 weeks ago I posted my satisfaction with Dave Robertson, I will do so again. I saw him pitch last year (and once this year), he has filthy stuff, hard to center the bat, gets a lot of swing & misses. Ready for the bigs? Maybe he is, I don’t think he is, not yet. 27/08.

  19. cult of basebaal says:

    Chad Jennings (SWB Yankees blog) is reporting that it’s Britton (The Make A Wish Kid) and Albaladejo coming up

  20. steve (different one) says:

    Bruney done for the year according to LoHud.

    bad break for the Yankees.

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