New York settled its arbitration case with reliever Brian Bruney for $1.25 million for one year. This roughly splits the difference between what Bruney sought and what the Yankees wanted to pay. Personally, it’s a very good deal for the Yankees. They’re paying just over a million for a guy who, for the most part, has been very good with the Yankees, who got in better shape last year and, despite a foot injury last year, was a terrific member of an excellent bullpen. He was 3-0 with a 1.83 ERA, 0.990 WHIP, and was just nasty on lefties by allowing them a .106 batting average in 2008.
Great signing, getting a good, hard-throwing reliever back for a song.