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Pitcher Andrew Brackman has been released by the New York Yankees, four years after signing a contract for a $3.35 million bonus.
New York drafted Brackman in the first round with the 30th pick in 2007, knowing the 6-foot-10 right-hander from North Carolina State likely would need elbow ligament-replacement surgery. He had the operation that Aug 24.
Brackman made his major league debut on Sept. 22 this year and had three appearances, all against Tampa Bay. He allowed one hit and three walks in 2 1-3 scoreless innings.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday the team declined its 2012 option, which called for a salary of $1 million in the major leagues and $500,000 in the minors. Brackman's contract required that he be released if the option was declined.
New York is responsible for the entire signing bonus, which must be paid by January.
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In a bit of an unexpected move today Brian Cashman told reporters that the Yankees have not exercised their option on their 2007 1st round draft pick Andrew Brackman, making him a free agent.
The Yankees were considered fortunate when they drafted Brackman so late in the 1st round (he was 30th overall), but they got him thanks to an arm injury that he eventually needed Tommy...
From Marc Carig:The Yankees severed ties today with former No. 1 draft pick Andrew Brackman, releasing the pitcher instead of picking up the option on his contract. General manager Brian Cashman announced the move, which comes after Brackman regressed badly in the minor leagues.
The 6-foot-11 right-hander entered spring training with a chance to impress coaches, only to be slowed...
The Yankees did not pick up their option on Andrew Brackman, a former first round draft pick, making Brackman a free agent. Brackman made his MLB debut for the Yankees in September 2011. Cashman says, ” I would love to bring him back on a minor league deal.” Other Yankees Updates: Joba Chamberlain tweeted [...]
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Andrew Brackman, who signed a major-league deal out of NC State, is no longer a Yankee.
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Yankees Decline Option on Former First-Rounder Brackman
Tuesday's MLB news briefs: Pitcher Andrew Brackman has been released by the New York Yankees, four years after signing a contract for a $3.35 million bonus.
The Yankees have declined their 2012 option on right-hander Andrew Brackman, making the former first-round Draft pick a free agent.
The Yankees declined their 2012 option on righty Andrew Brackman, GM Brian Cashman told reporters on a conference call today. The 6'10" 25-year-old righty is now a free agent.
Also, Cashman not prepared to discuss future of Jorge Posada
Team cuts ties with first-rounder Andrew Brackman