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8/29 Recap: Indians Ride Mustaches to Victory

Roster Update: Another familiar face will possibly be joining the Indians as Russell Branyan has signed a minor league deal with the team and will report to Columbus. Most likely this was so he could get in a few games in AAA before joining the team in September when rosters expand. In a separate move, Yan Gomes has been reinstated from the 7 Day Concussion DL and was in the starting...
Via Burning River Baseball
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The return of Rusell Branyan: Indians make handful of roster moves

Russell Branyan is back with the Indians organization, but don't expect to see him at Progressive Field the last five weeks of the season. The Indians signed Branyan to a minor-league contract on Friday. Branyan, 38, has been assigned to Columbus and was in the lineup, playing first base against Indianapolis. Branyan has not been in the Majors since 2011 and spent this year with...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Indians sign Russell Branyan to a minor league deal

Russell Branyan has been playing for Tijuana in the Mexican League this year. For reals. He has 19 homers for them. He’s still listed on their roster, actually. But now the Cleveland Indians have him, as they signed him to a minor league deal for the rest of the season. Branyan hasn’t played in the bigs since 2011. It’s doubtful he’ll actually play in the bigs this year.
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians sign Russell Branyan to minor deal

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have reunited with slugger Russell Branyan, signing him to a minor league deal for the remainder of the season. The 38-year-old Branyan has spent part of six seasons (1998-2002, 2010) with Cleveland. He's played for Tijuana in the Mexican League this season, hitting 19 homers with 59 RBIs. The Indians have assigned Branyan to Triple-A Columbus for...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley: Yankees' Russell Branyan excited for the chance to bring bop to lineup

Power-hitting Branyan among those hoping to catch on with Yankees in spring training
February 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Yet Another New MLB Statistic

There are simply some records over at that are more fun to look at than others. Russell Branyan has one of those records. Russell the Muscle just signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees. If Branyan manages to crack the Yankees' line up, it will be the eleventh franchise for which the slugger has played. So far, he has homered at least once...
Via The Flagrant Fan
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

New York Yankees hot stove: You want the down-low on Russell Branyan

Image via Wikipedia Since six-time Gold Glover Eric Chavez seems to be AWOL, at least on the New York Yankees radar, GM Brian Cashman is up to his old tricks and I don’t mean off the field. Once again Cashman is handing out minor league deals and 2012 Spring Training invites, and the latest recipient, according to the New York Post, is 37-year old Russell Branyan. The left-handed...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees sign 1B Branyan to 1-year deal

The New York Yankees signed first baseman Russell Branyan to a minor league contract. Branyan split last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels. He batted .197 with five home runs and 14 RBIs in 127 at-bats between the two teams. Branyan, 36, has a .232 career average with 194 home runs in 14 seasons with 10 teams.
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Yanks Sign Russell Branyan to Minor League Deal

From Dan Martin:The Yankees agreed Wednesday to sign Russell Branyan to a minor-league deal with an invitation to major league spring training. The move does not impact the team’s chances of adding another lefty bat and it remains in the hunt for Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui and Raul Ibanez. But Branyan’s presence could make things more difficult for Eric Chavez because...
Via Sliding Into Home
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Russell Branyan agrees to deal with Yankees

Russell Branyan has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees and will try to win a bench job as a corner infielder during spring training. The Yankees announced the deal Wednesday. Branyan hit .197 with five homers and 14 RBIs in 127 at-bats last season for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels, playing first base, third base and designated hitter....
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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