Yankees Decline Andrew Brackman's Option

The New York Yankees declined their 2012 option on prospect Andrew Brackman, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters in a conference call (via Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger). The Yankees were forced to release Brackman if they didn't pick up any of his options through 2013.

As ESPN's Keith Law notes, Brackman's salary for 2012 under the option would have been $500K in the minors and $1MM in the majors. Scott Boras and Andrew Brackman easily got the best of this deal, arguably one of the worst draft deals ever, Jim Callis of Baseball America notes.

The 25-year-old spent most of the 2011 season in Class Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he posted a 6.00 ERA, 7.0 K/9, 7.0 BB/9 in 96 innings. One of Brackman's most memorable (for the worse) performances came on July 29, 2011 against the Mets' Triple-A affiliate. Brackman allowed 3 runs in 3.1 innings, despite not allowing a hit, because he walked 9 batters during the outing.

Brackman, a former two-sport standout in high school and college, was drafted 30th overall in 2007 by the Yankees. He missed all of 2008 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and the command might still be missing as of a result of the surgery.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker