Yankees Bullpen Departures: First Phil Coke, Now Brian Bruney

Posted: 10th December 2009 by Ryan Maloney in MLB
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New York Yankees' General Manager Brian Cashman appears to be giving the New York Yankees bullpen a face-lift.

Already faced with the uncertainty of whether or or not Phil Hughes and/or Joba Chamberlain will rejoin the starting rotation, Cashman has unloaded relievers Phil Coke and Brian Bruney. Coke went to the Tigers in Wedesday's deal that landed Curtis Granderson in the Bronx. Today, Bruney was dealt to D.C. in exchange for Jamie Hoffman, a 25-year-old outfielder who hit .182 in 14 games for Joe Torre's Dodgers in 2009.

Both Coke and Bruney (pictured, right) were fairly significant pieces to the New York bullpen during their run to world title No. 27. Each made an appearance in the World Series against Philadelphia, though both pitched horribly. However, Bruney's re ...

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