Bruney and Yankees agree at $1.25 million

Updated: January 30, 2009, 4:02 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Reliever Brian Bruney and the New York Yankees agreed Friday to a $1.25 million, one-year contract, settling the team's last salary arbitration case.

The deal raised New York's projected opening-day payroll just above $198 million for 18 players with agreements. The Yankees still must negotiate with Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes and others who didn't have enough service time to be eligible for arbitration.

When they exchanged arbitration figures last week, Bruney asked ...

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