Jul 2, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty before the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
To make room on the team's 40-man roster for newly acquired reliever Jonathan Broxton, the Cincinnati Reds have designated right-handed pitcher Andrew Brackman for assignment, reports Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Broxton for Sulbaran and Joseph. Redmond up, Bray to dl (back). Brackman DFA (was with Bakersfield)— Tom Groeschen (@TomGroeschen) July 31, 2012
A former prospect of the New York Yankees, Brackman has struggled with his control and command since being drafted in the first-round of the 2007 MLB Draft. The 26-year-old posted a 6.80 ERA across 49 complete innings of work between Class Triple-A Louisville and with their High-A ball affiliate in Bakersfield.
In his minor league career, Brackman has posted a 7.8 K/9 and 5.1 BB/9, but the walks continue going in the wrong direction. The 6-foot-10 righty did make it to the bigs, but only got a cup of coffee as a September call up.