When Chad Guadin was released by the Athletics, he found his way back to New York. When Brian Bruney was released by Washington, he found his way to … Nashville.
Jen Royle reported last night that Bruney has signed a minor league deal with the Brewers, which surely means an assignment to Triple-A Nashville to pitch in relief of Chase Wright. Bruney apparently has an out in his contract that kicks in after a month. If he’s not in the big leagues by then, he can look elsewhere.
Some other random notes and links…
• Within this report, Ed Price writes that he’s heard Astros ace Roy Oswalt would approve a trade only to the Cardinals, Phillies or Yankees. Oswalt has another year on his contract plus a club option, so he would cost quite a bit on the trade market.
• Hard-hitting corner infielder Jorge Vazquez was activated from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s disabled list and assigned to Double-A Trenton yesterday.
• Former Yankees minor leaguer Seth Fortenberry has caught on with the Marlins.
• The strange career of Dontrelle Willis has led him to Arizona, where he’ll join old friend Ian Kennedy in the Diamondbacks rotation. I tend to agree with Jon Paul Morosi: It’s a low risk move to the Diamondbacks, and could pay off if Willis finds some level of comfort back in the National League.
• The Blue Jays have traded Dana Eveland to the Pirates. That matters to the Yankees only because Eveland used to be with a Toronto team that has been surprisingly good this season.