Yankees Sign Eric Bruntlett

The Yankees have signed Eric Bruntlett to a minor league contract, tweets Donnie Collins of the Scranton Times-Tribune. The 32-year-old will start at third base tonight for Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Bruntlett was released by the Nationals earlier this month, after struggling to a .210/.308/.302 slash line at Triple-A Syracuse. The light-hitting utility player last appeared in the majors with Philadelphia, hitting .202/.273/.278 in 356 plate appearances over the course of two seasons (2008-2009) for the NL champs.

At River Ave. Blues, Mike Axisa calls the signing a "depth move," predicting Bruntlett won't see any time with the big league club.

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5 Comments on "Yankees Sign Eric Bruntlett"

5 years 2 months ago

Good signing. He is a versatile player.

5 years 2 months ago

As long as he sees the proper amount of time with the big-league club (in a word, none), whatever.

5 years 2 months ago

When the nuclear fallout subsides, two things will remain, roaming the Earth. Cockroaches, and Eric Bruntlett………

5 years 2 months ago

Wait…you actually seriously believe he provides value over any of our current bench players?

Big deal. He hit a homer in 08 in the WS. That counts as post-season experience? Nearly every man on the 25 man roster has been to a World Series. We don’t need this light hitting piece of crap playing for us.

Total Zone has him in the negatives for all defensive positions that he has played double digit games at except for left and center field. I’ll take Thames’s bat and Pena’s glove over the zombie that is Eric Bruntlett. I REALLY hope you were being sarcastic.

5 years 2 months ago

If ignorance is defined by believing a player with negative replacement value, no power, below average defense outside of two spots in the outfield, and doing next to NOTHING significant (his home run was a solo shot that came in the Phillies only loss in the World Series in 08), then I would love to know how you define being wise.

The only thing he has value for is in the outfield. And we have Thames, who is above and beyond a better hitter than him. We proved last year that you don’t need fantastic or even decent overall defense in the outfield.