AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Russell Branyan hit his sixth home run of the season tonight in the 10th inning, breaking a 2-2 tie and giving the Yankees the victory. He reached base four times tonight, going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and two RBI. Chris Dickerson (2-5, 2 2B, 2 R), Ronnier Mustelier (2-for-5, 2 2B, [...]
The Yankees signed Russell Branyan to a minor league contract this offseason which gave him a chance to fight his way onto the Yankees roster as the DH. Unfortuntely for him a bad back ruined his spring training and kept him on the shelf for almost three full months.
Like a true veteran looking to hang-on though, he stuck around, rehabbed his back, and now he’s healthy and playing...
George King of the NY Post caught up with Russell Branyan to get a explanation for why he got released and re-signed another contract with the Yankees on the same day. The reason was as expected, the Yankees wanted to avoid a $100K payment to him, but when discussing it Branyan revealed that he expects to take swings soon.
“Guys are guaranteed a certain amount of money the...
The Yankees signed Russell Branyan this offseason as a guy who could compete with Raul Ibanez in spring training for the DH job against right handed pitchers. Unfortunately a back injury has kept him from playing at all.
It looks like the Yankees are intent to give him a shot though despite his no-show this spring. According to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News, the Yankees...
They weren’t very likely to make the team out of spring training anyway, but a pair of Yankees, Russell Branyan and Austine Romine, have made it even harder on themselves as they have come down with back injuries.
Romine has already missed a few days with a back injury that also caused him to miss games last season as well. He’s third on the catcher depth chart so a spot needed...
Power-hitting Branyan among those hoping to catch on with Yankees in spring training
February 12, 2012
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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 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.
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...
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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....
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February 08, 2012