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Nats acquire reliever Bruney from Yankees

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WASHINGTON (AP)

The Washington Nationals have acquired reliever Brian Bruney from the New York Yankees for a player to be named. Bruney went 5-0 with a 3.92 ERA in 44 appearances with the World Series champion Yankees this year. The 27-year-old right-hander is 16-10 with 13 saves and a 4.27 ERA in 230 career games over six seasons with the Yankees and Diamondbacks. Bruney had a career-best 12 saves in 2005 with Arizona. To make room on their roster, the Nationals unconditionally released right-handed reliever Saul Rivera. Rivera had a 6.10 ERA in 30 appearances for Washington this year.
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