Nationals acquire Brian Bruney for player to be named later
The Nationals had the worst bullpen in baseball this past season and general manager Mike Rizzo improve it on Monday when he acquired right-hander Brian Bruney for a player to be named later, according to a baseball source.
Bruney, who was drafted by Rizzo in the 2000 First-Year Player Draft when both were with the D-Backs, played for the Yankees this past season. He pitched in 44 games and was 5-0 with a 3.92 ERA. The hard throwing right-hander was left off the playoff roster in the first two rounds.
Bruney most likely will be a setup for the Nationals.