Bruney goes for MRI, Albie optioned


We got a tip to this effect this morning, but didn’t want to run with it until we got some sort of verification. That came from WFAN. They’re reporting that Brian Bruney will be unavailable tonight after undergoing an MRI on his elbow. Apparently it came back clean, but we’ll have more information when it becomes available.

Also, as expected, Jon Albaladejo has been optioned to AAA Scranton to make room for Chien-Ming Wang.

Finally, make sure to check out Rebecca’s post on Al Aceves, which was buried by this news post.

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  1. leokitty says:

    Gaaaaaah. That’s all I can come up with. Dammit.

  2. UWS says:

    Commence pant-crapping…………….now.

    • whozat says:

      Really? Missing Bruney is a “pant crapping” moment?

      Oh no…they’ll have to bring up Robertson and/or Melancon, consider converting Kontos to a reliever sooner rather than later, or bringing up fossum/towers to be the longman and using Aceves in more of a late innings role.

      • UWS says:

        At this moment, Bruney is the second-best reliever on this team. Robertson/Melancon/Kontos/whoever may all be serviceable options at some point, but Bruney is only guy I trust out there after Mo.

  3. Dave says:

    Yea not a good situation brewing….Tomko, Coke, Rivera…Burnett better pitch well tonight

  4. tim randle says:

    …that means, in essence, CMW just took Alber-la-dingo’s spot in tonight’s game…

    in the other game i give a crap about, Santana vs Dice-BB at Fenway.

    PLEASE let the Mets remember to put in a DH on the scorecard…PUHLEEESE!!!!

  5. GG says:

    Damnit. With Edwar and “Albie” both not around, Girardi is running out of his favorite guys to hand the ball off to when hes lookin for a blown save.

  6. You have to wonder what’s going on with Bruney if he felt pain again so soon after being activated.

    I’d like to hope it’s nothing serious but doesn’t portend well.

    Our bullpen tonight is more or less Wang, Tomko and Coke. Good think Wang and Tomko can pitch more than an inning.

  7. Dave says:

    Wonder about this tip that you got this morning

  8. Tank the Frank says:

    So if Burnett gets knocked around early, we’re going to see Wang. If Wang still can’t hip-thrust that sinker down and gets smacked…. well then we deserve to lose the game.

    I hope Bruney is available soon. His importance cannot be overstated IMO.

  9. The one who signs his name -Scott says:

    Got a pair of tickets for tonight if anyone wants em….promise to donate to RAB any amount. Scouts honor. I won’t be checking up on you.

    Will be around another 15-20 min. Sorry I didn’t post sooner.

    Sec 412….

    1st to eMail:


    Sorry but no time to send this to a mod or I would have done so…

  10. Drew says:

    With Bruney out, why didn’t we bring up a reliever!? We know how Wang is (when he’s right) on extended rest. He should have made his start tonight.

    • Tank the Frank says:

      It has to do with options, no? Unless you option him or put him on the DL, you can’t bring someone up in his place.

      I would have loved another reliever though. Bring up Melancon or Robertson instead of Wang. Use Tomko as a long reliever, and if you don’t need him there, you still have him for one inning.

  11. tim randle says:

    hey…can i change my 11 to a 7 on this news, or do i have to wait for next week?

  12. [...] Albaladejo, who was optioned to Triple-A Scranton. Brian Bruney, who himself is just off the DL, had an MRI this morning and is unavailable tonight. Thankfully everything checked out okay, and he’s just day-to-day. [...]

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