Here might be a potentially sticky bit of chemistry someday later this summer in the Mets' clubhouse: The Amazins have signed former Yankees reliever Brian Bruney to a minor-league deal and assigned him to the Bisons. Safe to say Bruney is not one of Francisco Rodriguez's favorite guys in bullpens across America.
You may remember that Bruney and K-Rod nearly came to blows in the Yankee Stadium outfield during batting practice before a Subway Series game last year. This came after Bruney ripped the Mets' closer for his theatrics a couple days earlier after pitching in a Double-A rehab game.Bruney is most noted for being a workhorse in the Yankees' pen the last four years. He made 153 relief appearances from 2006-2009, including 32 in 2008 (when he was 3-0, 1.83) and 44 last year (5-0, 3.92). He signed with the Nationals in the winter and was 1-2, 7.64 in 19 games for Washington. He got a look with the Brewers, pitching two scoreless games in Nashville, before hooking up with the Mets.
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