Brewers Sign Brian Bruney

The Brewers signed Brian Bruney to a minor league deal, according to Jen Royle of (via Twitter). The deal has an opt-out in a month, so Bruney could be a free agent again before long. The Brewers seemed like a natural landing spot for Bruney when the Nationals released him last weekThe righty refused a minor league assignment after being designated for assignment. 

Bruney, 28, walked more than a batter per inning in 19 appearances for the Nationals this year. Though he has never been a control pitcher, he had an acceptable walk rate as recently as 2008, when he posted a sub-2.00 ERA for the Yankees. For what it's worth, Bruney's fastball hasn't had as much pep as usual this year; he's averaging 92 mph, down from 94 mph last year.

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5 Comments on "Brewers Sign Brian Bruney"

5 years 4 months ago

I just have a gut feeling this is gonna be the minor league signing of the year, for like no reason whatsoever.

5 years 4 months ago

I hope so… Brewers need any kind of pitching they can get right now…

Brandon Woodworth
5 years 4 months ago

Thought the DBacks would have got him. Oh well.

5 years 4 months ago

I feel like no pitcher will make it past the Brewers or the DBacks on waivers, they just need so much help right now. It seems like bad pitching is contagious, once is starts, it spreads to the whole team.

5 years 4 months ago

So true…

I want this signing to be good for the Brewers. However, I have the feeling it’s going to turn out the same way the Jorge Julio signing turned out…