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Brian Bruney and the White Sox agreed to a Minor League contract and the right-handed reliever received a non-roster invitation to Spring Training as part of the deal.
Bruney, 28, posted a lofty 7.64 ERA over 19 games with the Nationals in 2010. He gave up 21 hits and walked 20 in 17 2/3 innings, but will have a chance to fill out the White Sox bullpen behind Matt Thornton, Sergio Santos, Tony Pena, possibly Chris Sale and a veteran arm who the White Sox eventually add. Bruney will be competing with younger pitchers such as Gregory Infante, Lucas Harrell and Anthony Carter.
From 2006-09 with the Yankees, Bruney posted a 12-3 record with a 3.25 ERA in 153 games. Bruney could turn into the low-risk, high-reward signing the White Sox seem to thrive upon, a hurler who pitching coach Don Cooper can work with to turn around. Bruney always has battled control issues with 173 walks issued in 239 innings.
Donny Lucy also re-signed via a Minor League deal with the White Sox and received a non-roster invite to Spring Training.
The catcher started the 2010 season with the White Sox when backup catcher Ramon Castro was sidelined with a bruised right heal. Lucy impressed the White Sox with his .333 average in seven games, but also did a solid job of handling the White Sox pitching staff. Lucy spent most of the campaign with Triple-A Charlotte, where he figures to play in 2011 if no other Major League team shows interest.
White Sox backup catcher Ramon Castro was hit by a Russ Ortiz pitch in the top of the fourth inning and exited Wednesdays game with the Dodgers at Camelback Ranch. The Ortiz pitch grazed the top of Castros helmet. He was replaced by Donny Lucy.
The tandem of Gordon Beckham and Aaron Poreda figure to be frontline players on a White Sox division winner in the near future.
For that matter, Beckham, the team’s top pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, and Poreda, the White Sox No. 1 selection in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, could contribute to the 2009 cause before all is said and done. But they both will start the season in the Minor Leagues.
Beckham and Poreda were two of four players reassigned to Minor League camp on Wednesday morning, joining veteran first baseman Ben Broussard and infielder Eider Torres. Right-handed relievers Adam Russell and Ehren Wassermann were optioned to Triple-A Charlotte, bringing the total to 33 players still in camp for the White Sox.
That total breaks down to 16 pitchers, three catchers, eight infielders and six outfielders. Catchers Corky Miller and Donny Lucy, left-handed reliever Randy Williams, right-handed reliever Mike MacDougal and outfielder Josh Kroeger remain in contention for a roster spot as non-roster invitees to Spring Training.
Chris Stewart was sent to the New York Yankees on Sunday for future considerations. Stewart hit .200 for the White Sox over eight games this spring.
The trade leaves Corky Miller and Donny Lucy as the only remaining candidates in camp for the backup catcher’s job. Miller appears to have the present edge.