Found November 02, 2011 on Sliding Into Home:
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 by a groin injury. Brackman, 25, struggled so badly with his command that the Yankees moved him into the bullpen, where he finished the season as a late-season call-up.

Once a highly touted prospect, Brackman made just three appearances for the Yankees, allowing no runs in 2 1/3 innings.
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