The White Sox placed reliever Brian Bruney on the 15-day disabled list with right hip inflammation prior to Friday's game against the Yankees in New York, the team announced this afternoon. Flamethrowing righty Brian Omogrosso had his contract purchased and will head to the major leagues for the first time in his career.
Bruney was brought up to the majors a week ago to take Philip Humber's place on the 25-man roster after the Sox starter was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Bruney didn't allow a run while issuing two walks with two strikeouts in his lone inning of work with the Sox this season. The 30-year-old appeared in 23 games for the Sox in 2011, posting a 6.86 ERA.
Omogrosso, 28, will bring an upper-90's fastball and gaudy strikeout numbers to the White Sox from Triple-A Charlotte, where he fanned 40 in 33 innings out of the Knights' bullpen. The Sox sixth-round pick in the 2006 draft had a 4.09 ERA in Triple-A and owns a 3.83 ERA over his seven-year minor-league career.
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