Yankees recall Andrew Brackman (UPDATE: No they don’t)

Game 150: For George
Granderson homers twice as Yanks extend AL East lead

12:22am: False alarm. Brackman himself confirmed to Josh Norris that he has not been called up, and as far as he knows the team has no intentions of promoting him this month either. Damn, that was exciting for a while.

10:54pm: Mark Feinsand says the team has denied the report and Brackman has not been called up. So much for that.

10:36pm: Via The Cincinnati Enquirer, the Yankees have recalled 2007 first rounder Andrew Brackman and will have him available tomorrow. Brackman, an Ohio native, threw 140.2 innings with High-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton this year, posting an 8.1 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9. I wouldn’t expect him to pitch any since he’s close to 40 innings over last year’s total, but he’ll have a chance to soak everything in and see what goes on around the big league team. Considering everyone that called him a bust last year, this must feel rather good for the kid.

(FWIW, Moshe had it first)

Game 150: For George
Granderson homers twice as Yanks extend AL East lead
  • http://twitter.com/SteeeeveO Steve O.

    Somewhere, SBGL sheds a single tear.

    • Stryker

      came here to post this.

      • Salty Buggah

        Me too. Heh.

        He should be unblocked for this thread only.

    • Dream of Electric Sheep

      Whodat? SBGL?

      • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

        He was around last year, perpetual troller. SBGL stands for Sal, Bo, Grant, and Lanny. He would switch between the 4 handles.

        List of his hates:

        1a. TSJC
        1b. Andrew Brackman
        3. Rational arguments

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          you forgot 4. the Yankees

          • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

            Him and Brett would be BFFLs

  • Zooboy

    Can he bunt?

  • Carlosologist

    Considering everyone that called him a bust last year, this must feel rather good for the kid.

    Is that a shot at Bo?

    Anyway, he’ll be the biggest man on the club. Bigger than CC (height-wise)!

  • ultimate913

    Love it.

    Excuse my ignorance but he is expected to start in AA next season, and get promoted to AAA half way through the season, right?

    • http://twitter.com/SteeeeveO Steve O.

      I say they fast track him, and put him in AAA. He got 80 innings in AA, this year, with good results.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Yeah, he’ll probably get squeezed back down to Trenton to start the year.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    great job brackman

    i’m proud of him

  • Cecala

    SBGL will be sitting behind the bullpen screaming things at Brackman

  • vin

    Wow, what a season for the kid. I’ll be very interested to see if he actually gets in a game. Too bad he’s so far over his previous innings total. Would love to see him start the final game of the season.

  • Chip

    I can’t wait to see him come up towards the end of next season

  • Mickey Scheister

    Waw waw waw! It was fun while we thought he got the call, a couple of relief innings woulda been fun to watch.

  • http://twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    Not so Fast


  • http://www.progressamericana.com/ Pablo Zevallos

    So in that case Moshe’s and the Enquirer’s sources were probably the same, no?

    • Moshe Mandel

      I was thinking the same thing, that they got the same tip and ran with it. If so, I’ll be getting on my high horse right….about…now.

  • Sick Nwisher

    (FWIW, Moshe had it first)

    Had what first?

    • Moshe Mandel

      I had the Brackman report first, from a tip from someone claiming to be his uncle. Answering the FWIW, its not worth much. Particularly now that Feinsand shut it down.

  • MikeD

    Maybe there’s truth somewhere in between. Maybe he hasn’t been officially recalled, but perhaps the Yankees have invited him to spend the next couple of weeks with the team.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Where there’s smoke there’s fire right? There has to be something to it.

    • http://twitter.com/SteeeeveO Steve O.

      This. Rumblings and rumors like such tend to have some merit.

  • Alex

    The funny part about this was that he was at the stadium today…he’s the dude wearing #64 if you have seen the pregame ceremonies earlier..

  • Astorian

    I noticed that too and thought it was Brackman, but if you look at the roster you’ll see that Sanchez is now wearing #64.

    • Alex


  • Pat D

    Wow, even Olney linked that Brackman is being recalled.