Wednesday, February 11, 2009
James Scott Bruske
Jim Bruske was drafted by the Padres in the 7th round of the 1985 draft but did not sign. He was drafted by the Mariners in the 3rd round of the secondary phase of the 1985 draft but did not sign. In 1986 he was drafted by the Indians in the 1st round of the draft. In 1992 he signed as a free agent with the Astros, in 1995 he signed as a free agent with the Dodgers. He made his major league debut with the Dodgers against the Phillies on August 25. In 1996 he signed with the Padres and in 1997 he pitched in 28 games going 4-1 with 44.7 innings pitched. Later that year he was picked up via waiver wire by the Dodgers, who traded him in July on 1998 to the Padres for Widd Workman (great name). He went 0-0 in 4 games for the Padres before being traded to the Yankees with Brad Kaufman for Ray Ricken and Shea Morenz. In 2000 he signed as a free agent with the Brewers, where he pitched his final game on May 13, 2000. I got the card from ebay.