Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Brackman, Others Headed to Hawaii

RHP Andrew Brackman, New York YankeesAccording to Baseball America, the New York Yankees’ 2007 first-round draft pick, Andrew Brackman, will report to the Hawaiian Winter League for his first action since undergoing Tommy John elbow replacement surgery.

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Andrew Brackman, who was selected 30th overall, suffered the elbow injury in May of 2007. After singing a major league contract worth $4.5 million on top of a $3.35 million signing bonus, he has yet to compete in the minors. Brackman touched 99 mph in the Cape Cod League two years ago and in his junior season at NC State was consistently at 94 mph. He also has a spike curveball and showed a feel for a changeup.

Hawaiian Winter League play opens Sept. 27. Joining Brackman on the Waikiki Beach Boys roster are Jeremy Bleich, Austin Romine, and Damon Sublett.

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