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Brian Bruney MLB Career Stats

19-12 4.68 259.2 252 1.63

Brian Bruney Bio

  • Full Name: Brian Anthony Bruney
  • Born: 2/17/1982 in Astoria, OR
  • Draft: 2000, Arizona Diamondbacks, 12th rd. (369th overall)
  • High School: Warrenton, OR
  • Debut: May 8, 2004
  • Ret., Final Game: 6/24/2012
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MLB Career Stats 19 12 4.68 273 1 13 259.2 252 1.63


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World Series Championship

Year Team League
2009 NY Yankees AL

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Season SV Rank
2005 12 19th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2009 14 22nd in AL

Brian Bruney Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 3, 2012 RHP Brian Bruney elected free agency.
October 29, 2012 Chicago White Sox activated RHP Brian Bruney from the 60-day disabled list.
August 30, 2012 Chicago White Sox transferred RHP Brian Bruney from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
July 31, 2012 sent RHP Brian Bruney on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Knights.
June 29, 2012 Chicago White Sox placed RHP Brian Bruney on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 25, 2012. Left hip inflammation.
June 22, 2012 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of RHP Brian Bruney from Charlotte Knights.
April 5, 2012 Brian Bruney assigned to Charlotte Knights.
November 3, 2011 Chicago White Sox signed free agent RHP Brian Bruney to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
August 15, 2011 RHP Brian Bruney elected free agency.
August 6, 2011 Chicago White Sox designated RHP Brian Bruney for assignment.
May 30, 2011 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of RHP Brian Bruney from Charlotte Knights.
January 19, 2011 Chicago White Sox invited non-roster RHP Brian Bruney to spring training.
December 2, 2010 Charlotte Knights signed free agent RHP Brian Bruney.
November 6, 2010 RHP Brian Bruney elected free agency.
September 21, 2010 Buffalo Bisons activated RHP Brian Bruney from the 7-day disabled list.
August 3, 2010 Buffalo Bisons placed RHP Brian Bruney on the 7-day disabled list.
July 3, 2010 RHP Brian Bruney assigned to Buffalo Bisons from New York Mets.
July 2, 2010 New York Mets signed free agent RHP Brian Bruney to a minor league contract.
June 21, 2010 Nashville Sounds released RHP Brian Bruney.
June 15, 2010 RHP Brian Bruney assigned to Nashville Sounds from Helena Brewers.
June 7, 2010 Nashville Sounds signed free agent RHP Brian Bruney.
June 6, 2010 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent RHP Brian Bruney to a minor league contract.
May 17, 2010 Washington Nationals designated RHP Brian Bruney for assignment.
December 7, 2009 New York Yankees traded RHP Brian Bruney to Washington Nationals.
October 28, 2009 Brian Bruney roster status changed by New York Yankees.
June 16, 2009 New York Yankees reassigned RHP Brian Bruney to the minor leagues.
June 13, 2009 New York Yankees sent RHP Brian Bruney on a rehab assignment to Trenton Thunder.
May 26, 2009 New York Yankees placed RHP Brian Bruney on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 20, 2009. Right elbow discomfort.
May 19, 2009 New York Yankees activated RHP Brian Bruney from the 15-day disabled list.
May 17, 2009 New York Yankees sent RHP Brian Bruney on a rehab assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
April 25, 2009 New York Yankees placed RHP Brian Bruney on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 22, 2009. Strained right flexor mass.

Brian Anthony Bruney Bio Info

Married Stacy...has two children: Shelby and a 2000 graduate of Warrenton (Ore.) High School. 2011 Split the season between Class AAA Charlotte and the White Sox...began the season with the Knights, going 1-0 with a 1.31 ERA (3 ER/20.2 IP), seven saves and 30 strikeouts in 19 relief appearances...his contract was purchased by the Sox on 5/30...posted a 2.16 ERA (4 ER/16.2 IP) in his first 19 outings, compared to a 33.00 ERA (11 ER /3.0 IP) in his last four...matched his career high with 2.1 IP on 6/25 vs. Washington...made 10 consecutive scoreless appearances from 6/25-7/26 (9.2 IP)...earned his first win on 6/29 at Colorado (0 ER /0.2 IP)...allowed a career-high six runs over 1.2 IP on 7/30 vs. Boston...was designated for assignment on 8/6. 2010 2010: Spent the season playing in three different organizations, including 19 relief appearances with Washington ... began the season with the Nationals and went 1-2 with a 7.64 ERA (15 ER/17.2 IP), 20 walks and 16 strikeouts ... was released by Washington on 5/25 and signed by Milwaukee on 6/3 ... made two relief outings with Class AAA Nashville (0 ER/3.1 IP) before his release on 6/22 ... signed by New York-NL on 7/2 and went 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA (4 ER/8.0 IP) in eight games with Class AAA Buffalo ... was placed on the disabled list on 8/3 with a strained right shoulder and missed the remainder of the season ... signed by the White Sox as a free agent on 12/2. 2009 In final season with the Yankees, 5-0 with career-high 14 holds and a 3.92 ERA in 44 appearances with the World Champion Yankees in 2009...when pitching, NYY went 36-8...member of NYY's Opening Day roster for 3rd straight campaign...missed 40 games during pair of DL stints due to strained right elbow...changed uniform number from #38 to #99 following September 18 loss at SEA...became just the 2nd Yankee to don #99, the first being University of Maryland alum, outfielder Charlie Keller in 1952...went 1-0 with a one hold and a 1.50 ERA in 6 appearances after the switch. 2008 Was 3-0 with one save and a 1.83 ERA in 32 appearances (one start) with the Yankees... opponents batted .153 (18-for-118, 2HR); LH .106 (5-for-47, 0HR), RH .183 (13-for-71, 2HR)... was the fifth-lowest opponents average in the Majors (min. 30.0IP)... 27 of his 32 appearances were scoreless... stranded 14-of-24 inherited runners (58.3%)... retired 22-of-31 first batters faced (71.0%)... appeared in consecutive games four times and three straight games once (8/28-30)... allowed just 1ER in 12 appearances in day games (0.73 ERA)...Made his third career Opening Day roster and second straight with the Yankees... did not allow a run in his first five appearances to begin the season (7.0IP, 2H)... after allowing 2ER in his first outing of spring training, went 15 consecutive appearances (spring and regular season) without allowing a run (15.2IP, 8H, 5BB, 22K)...Recorded his first save as a Yankee in 4/16 win vs. Boston, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings (2H, 1BB, 1K)... was his first save since 7/27/05 at Milwaukee (w/ Arizona)...Made first start in 4/9 loss at Kansas City after beginning his career with 157 relief appearances, tossing 2.0 shutout innings (1H, 1BB, 4K)... was the most consecutive relief appearances prior to their first start for any Yankees pitcher since Mike Stanton made his first career start on 5/9/99 vs. Seattle after 552 prior relief appearances (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)... was given the start by Manager Joe Girardi in place of Ian Kennedy due to the impending threat of rain...Suffered a Lisfranc injury in his right foot while attempting to cover first base on an infield single in the seventh inning of 4/22 win at Chicago-AL (0.1IP, 1H, 1BB)... was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/25 (retroactive to 4/23) and transferred to the 60-day D.L. on 5/4... missed 85 team games... was 1-0 with one save and a 1.59 ERA in nine appearances (one start) with the Yankees prior to the injury (11.1IP, 7H, 2ER, 6BB, 12K, 2HR, 1HP)...Began a rehab assignment on 7/4 with the GCL Yankees... made 12 rehab appearances (four starts) with the GCL Yankees, Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes- Barre, combining to go 0-2 with a 3.29 ERA...Was returned from rehab and reinstated from the 60-day disabled list prior to 8/1 loss vs. Los Angeles (AL) and tossed a scoreless ninth (1.0IP, 1H, 1BB) in 8/2 win vs. the Angels...Went 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA in 23 relief appearances after returning from the disabled list (23.0IP, 11H, 5ER, 10BB, 21K)... the Yankees won 15 of the last 17 games he appeared in... did not allow a run over his final 10 outings of the season from 9/1-28 (Game 1), holding opponents to just 3H in 10.0IP (2BB, 12K)...Recorded his second win of the season on 9/1 at Detroit, throwing 1.2 scoreless innings of relief... his third win came on 9/17 vs. Chicago (AL), tossing a perfect seventh inning...Retired 25 of his final 28 batters faced from 9/3 through the end of the season (2H, 1BB)...Made his final appearance of the season in Game 1 of 9/28 doubleheader at Boston, throwing 0.2 scoreless innings to help preserve Mike Mussina's 20th win of the season...Did not record a decision in 11 spring training relief appearances pitching to a 1.86 ERA (9.2IP, 9H, 2ER, 3BB, 14K)... did not allow a run over his final 10 appearances of the spring (8.2IP, 6H, 2BB, 13K). 2007 Was 3-2 with a 4.68 ERA in 58 appearances across two stints with the Yankees in 2007 (4/2-8/7; 8/24-9/30)...opponents batted .243 (44-for-181, 5HR); LH .303 (20-for-66, 4HR), RH .209 (24-for-115, 1HR)...Retired 34-of-54 first batters faced (63%)...prevented 26-of-40 inherited runners from scoring (65%)...24 of his outings were less than 1.0IP...tossed 2.0IP just twice...Made second career Opening Day roster in 2007 (was on the Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Day roster in 2005)...made first appearance of the season in 4/2 Opening Day win vs. Tampa Bay, relieving Carl Pavano in the fifth inning (0.2IP, 0ER, 1H)...Allowed just 6H and 1ER over his first nine appearances of the season (10.1IP, 11K) and surrendered only 4ER over his first 24 appearances (23.0IP) issuing just 2BB while striking out 23...recorded his first win of the season on 4/14 at Oakland, tossing a season-high 2.0 scoreless innings (1BB, 2K)...Made 14 consecutive appearances without allowing a run from 4/24-5/27...during the streak, allowed just 4H in 12.1IP with 12K while holding opposing hitters to a .111BA (4-for-36)...appeared in a season-high four consecutive games from 5/30-6/3...Tossed 41.1 consecutive innings from 8/26/06-5/30/07 without surrendering a home run...also held opponents hitless in 20 consecutive at-bats with runners on base prior to Matt Stairs' two-run homer in the seventh inning on 5/30 at Toronto...Held opponents hitless in 16 at-bats with runners in scoring position prior to Dustin Pedroia's seventh-inning single on 6/2 at Boston...was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 8/7 when RHP Joba Chamberlain was recalled from Scranton/WB...was 2-0 with one save and a 6.00ERA in four relief appearances with Scranton/WB (6.0IP, 5H, 4ER, 2BB, 5K, 1HR) before he was recalled by the Yankees on 8/24 when LHP Ron Villone went on the 15-day disabled list...allowed a sixth-inning grand slam to Jorge Velandia in his final outing of the year on 9/25 at Tampa Bay...was Velandia's first career home run. 2006 As a mid-season addition to the Yankees bullpen, developed into one of the team's most consistent relievers...went 1-1 with a 0.87 ERA in 19 appearances across two stints with the Yankees...struck out 25 batters in 20.2IP...opponents batted .189 (14- for-74, 1HR); LH .115 (3-for-26, 0HR), RH .229 (11-for-48, 1HR)...made appearances in consecutive games five times...retired 14-of-19 first batters faced (74%)...prevented 11-of-17 inherited runners from scoring (65%)...did not have a save opportunity...Began the season with Triple-A Tucson (Arizona), pitching in four games and going 0-1 (2.2IP, 10ER) before being placed on the disabled list on 4/14 with a right elbow strain...was signed by the Yankees to a minor-league contract on 7/1 after being released by the Arizona Diamondbacks on 5/24...Was assigned to the Gulf Coast Yankees (R) and appeared in three games (3.2IP, 2ER) from 7/10-16 before being transferred to Triple-A Columbus...with Columbus, was 1-1 with three saves and a 3.14 ERA in 11 appearances (14.1IP, 10H, 5ER, 8BB, 22K) RH hitters to a .121 batting average (4-for-33)...had contract purchased from Triple-A Columbus on 8/17 and made his Yankees debut that night vs. Baltimore, striking out the side in the ninth inning (1BB)...was optioned back to Columbus on 8/19 after making two appearances but was recalled again on 8/23...Tossed a career high 2.1IP in 8/26 loss at Los Angeles Angels, allowing 1H and 1ER (3K)...on 9/13 vs. Tampa Bay, tossed 2.0 scoreless innings (1H, 2K) to earn his first win as a 9/16 Game-1 loss vs. Boston, struck out a career-high five batters in 1.2IP (2BB)...Allowed only one run in his final 16 appearances of the season (15.2IP from 8/30-10/1)...made three appearances vs. Detroit in the Division Series, allowing 1H and 1ER in 2.2IP (1HR, 0BB, 4K). 2005 Opened the year on the big league roster and appeared in 47 games for the Diamondbacks...served as the primary option at closer from mid-May through July, totaling 12 saves, good for 19th in the National League and third on the team, trailing Jose Valverde (15) and Brandon Lyon (14)...first batters hit only .158 (6-for- 38), which ranked sixth among N.L. relievers and 10th among all MLB relievers...he was more effective against lefties (.280, 23-for-82) than right-handers (.314, 33-for-105)...closed out Arizona's 5-2 win over Colorado on 4/13 for his first Major League save...His lone win of the year came in the 12-11 triumph over K.C. on 6/10, setting down the Royals in the 10th, then watching Troy Glaus hit a walk-off homer...converted 11 of 12 save opportunities from 5/15-7/27, but had an uncharacteristically high 8.20 ERA in 21 games over that stretch...recorded his final save of the year on 7/27 at Milwaukee with a perfect ninth inning...Was optioned to Triple-A Tucson on 8/20 and went 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in four appearances with the Sidewinders...was recalled on 9/2, but appeared only once over the remainder of the season, working a scoreless inning on 9/15 vs. Milwaukee. 2004 Began the year with Triple-A Tucson, going 2-0 with a 1.15 ERA during 11 April appearances...his first of three promotions to the big leagues was on 5/8, as the 22-year old was the youngest player on the roster at the time and debuted that night with a scoreless inning against the Phillies...Opened his big league career with 6.0 scoreless frames over his first six appearances...earned his first Major League win on 5/11 against the Mets...was placed on the disabled list on 5/27 with an inflamed right elbow...once healthy, he made five rehab showings from 6/25-7/3, then was activated on 7/6 and made five more appearances for Arizona. 4 Was optioned to Tucson on 7/22 and tossed 12.2 scoreless frames for the Sidewinders over 12 games (17K)...was recalled again on 8/20 to fill the roster spot opened by the trade of Elmer Dessens to Los Angeles...he limited big leaguers to a .189 opponents' average, third-best among rookies with at least 30.0 innings. 2003 Earned the organization's minor league Pitcher-of-the-Year honors as he split the campaign between El Paso (AA) and Tucson (AAA...he went a combined 3-3 with 26 saves, a 2.70 ERA (19 earned runs in 63.1 innings), 60 strikeouts and a .221 opponents average...he excelled on the road, posting 18 saves and a 1.75 ERA (7 earned runs in 36.0 innings) while limiting opposing hitters to a .230 average (31-for-135) with 39 strikeouts...despite his 3.95 ERA in 27 home contests spanning 27.1 frames, opponents batted just .210 (22-for-105)...Brian dominated righthanded batters, holding them to a .174 average (25-for-144) with 41 strikeouts while lefties hit .292 (28-for-96) with 19 strikeouts...he earned the farm system's Pitcher-of-the-Month honors for May after recording 8 saves, a 0.57 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 15.2 innings over 12 games...Bruney opened his season in El Paso and posted a 3.24 ERA in his first 9 games, allowing 3 runs in 8.1 frames...he then nailed down 9 saves over the next 12 games, holding opponents scoreless over a span of 13.1 innings...he posted a season- best 4 K's on May 15 at Midlandhe matched his career-high with 3.0 innings pitched at Wichita on May 30...he capped his time in El Paso with a trip to the Texas League All-Star Game on June 16, tossing a scoreless 0.1 of an inning with a strikeout for the West Divisionhe was promoted to Tucson on June 17 and went 1-1 with 6 saves while allowing an unearned run over his first 15 appearances (15.0 innings) for the Sidewinders, limiting opposing batters to a .120 average (6-for-50)...he went 2-0 with 6 saves over his final 17 appearances despite a 5.29 ERA (10 earned runs in 17.0 innings)...all told, Brian held opponents scoreless in 47 of 60 outings with both minor league clubs. 2002 Began his second consecutive season in Single-A South Bend before getting his first taste of Double-A in El Paso...led the South Bend pitching staff with 10 saves...he was promoted to El Paso on 8/3...pitched for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League, going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a league-best seven saves in 16 games, fanning 17 in 18.2 innings...was named to the Arizona Fall League All-Prospect Team, as voted by the league's managers and coaches. 2001 Began the season at Single-A South Bend, going 1-4 with a 4.13 ERA and eight saves in 26 relief appearances...sent to Yakima on 7/18 and ranked fifth among Northwest League relievers with 12.0 strikeouts per 9-innings...held opponents to a .188 average (32-for-170) over the last five months of the season. 2000 In his first professional season, ranked fourth among Arizona Rookie League relievers with a .200 opponents' average...went 4-1 with a 6.48 ERA in 20 games (two starts)...posted a 3-0 record with two saves and 2.38 ERA over nine games from 6/29-7/23.