Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:18:46 -0700
The New York Yankees released 1B Russell Branyan and re-signed him to a minor league deal Friday, March 30. C Craig Tatum was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 15:36:04 -0800
New York Yankees C Kyle Higashioka (shoulder) played catch Friday, March 2, and will swing a bat Monday, March 5. 1B Russell Branyan (back) is listed as day-to-day, and RP Manny Delcarmen (lat), C Austin Romine (back) and C George Kontos (oblique) are all still out.
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:50:50 -0800
New York Yankees 1B Russell Branyan (back) sat out of workouts Wednesday, Feb. 29, with lower back tightness and spasms.
Sun, 19 Feb 2012 17:45:13 -0800
New York Yankees 1B Russell Branyan was already considered a long shot to make the roster. However, if the team signs free-agent OF Raul Ibanez (Phillies) and gives him guaranteed money, it will be extremely tough for Branyan to make the roster.
Wed, 08 Feb 2012 11:06:59 -0800
The New York Yankees signed free-agent 1B Russell Branyan (Angels) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Wednesday, Feb. 8. The signing won't affect the team's chances of signing free-agent OFs Johnny Damon (Rays), Raul Ibanez (Phillies) or Hideki Matsui (Athletics). However, it could be hard to re-sign 3B Eric Chavez now.
Sun, 30 Oct 2011 11:38:49 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Russell Branyan, SP Joel Pineiro, RP Horacio Ramirez and RP Fernando Rodney have filed for free agency, according to the players union.
Sun, 07 Aug 2011 22:54:15 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Russell Branyan managed just nine at-bats in the month of July, and he hasn't played at all in the month of August.
Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:39:56 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Russell Branyan went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts Tuesday, June 21, against the Florida Marlins, actually raising his batting average to .154. Branyan has just six hits during his time with the Angels, all singles.
Mon, 30 May 2011 22:43:11 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Russell Branyan went 1-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts Monday, May 30, against the Kansas City Royals. Branyan is 2-for-16 (.125) with seven strikeouts in five games since joining the Angels.
Sat, 28 May 2011 21:27:14 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Russell Branyan made his first start at first base Saturday, May 28, against the Minnesota Twins after serving as the designated hitter Friday, May 27. Branyan was hitless in three at-bats with two strikeouts.