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Brackman Banking On Bounceback Season

Brackman makes his first start on Friday

After returning from Tommy John surgery in late 2008, the 6' 11" right-handed Andrew Brackman struggled mightily with the Charleston RiverDogs last season. Brackman is confident that this season, now two years removed from having surgery, he will be able to put together the season that the Yankees have been hoping for.

Andrew Brackman posted an ugly 2-12 record with a 5.91 ERA last season. His 103 strikeouts in 106 plus innings were somewhat overshadowed by his propensity to give up the free pass, allowing 76 walks for a 1.706 WHIP. However, having made significant strides this off season and throughout spring training, Brackman feels he is primed for a big season to hush the critics. "Last year was an...

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