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6/6/2012 4:56:00 PM
Description: Yankees minor leaguer Russell Branyan missed about three months with a lower back injury, but he got back on track for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Tuesday. Branyan did what he does best -- hit homers. The 36-year-old hit two three-run blasts, his first two of the season at Triple-A.
Insight: Branyan has slugged 194 homers in 2934 career at-bats at the major league level. His best season came in 2009, when he hit 31 bombs and drove in 76 runs in 116 games with Seattle. If 40-year-old Raul Ibanez goes down, New York may call on Branyan to get regular at-bats at designated hitter. If so, watch out, as the first baseman already is the only player to ever hit a ball into the right field upper deck at new Yankee Stadium.
 
4/1/2011 12:06:00 PM
Description: Juan Miranda is starting at 1B on opening day.
Insight: A bit of a surprise - we expected to see Russell Branyan. Expect the two players to share the 1B unless one of them outperforms the other.
 
3/29/2011 7:39:00 AM
Description: Russell Branyan hit his fifth home run of spring training last night. He is batting .429 this spring.
Insight: He is definitely going to make the team and could get the majority of starts at 1B at the start of the season. For Branyan, the big X-factor is always his ability to hit for average and avoid big slumps during the season.
 
3/2/2011 6:33:00 AM
Description: Russell Branyan hit a 3-run homer yesterday.
Insight: If he can show enough power this spring (which he usually does) then he could get a good share of the team's 1B job for April. He is competing with Juan Miranda and Brandon Allen. Xavier Nady could also figure into the 1B picture.
 
2/16/2011 7:50:00 PM
Description: The Diamonbacks have signed Russell Branyan to a minor league deal. SOURCE: MSNBC
Insight: If he makes the team then he will likely be part of a platoon at 1B. That could work with Xavier Nady or they could push Nady to the OF full-time and he could platoon with Brandon Allen. Branyan can hit plenty of homers when he is in the lineup but his low batting average leaves him only as an NL-Only option.
 
9/16/2010 8:03:00 AM
Description: Branyan went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, walk and a run scored on Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Branyan has three RBI over his past two games to give him 57 RBI total. The home run was his 25th of the season. (RapidDraft.com)
 
9/6/2010 4:00:00 AM
Description: Branyan went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two RBI and a run scored on Sunday against the Indians.
Insight: Branyan homered for a second straight game and for the third time in his last four games. He is now batting .243 with 23 homers and 51 RBI so far this year. (RapidDraft.com)
 
9/3/2010 9:00:00 AM
Description: Branyan went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored on Thursday against the Indians.
Insight: Branyan is now batting .238 with 21 home runs and 48 RBI in 97 games this year. (RapidDraft.com)
 
8/26/2010 7:05:00 AM
Description: Branyan went 2-for-8 with a double, home run, two RBI, walk and a run scored in the doubleheader against the Red Sox.
Insight: Branyan now has 20 home runs and 46 RBI so far this year. (SportsBuff.com)
 
8/25/2010 6:03:00 PM
Description: Russell Branyan hit his 20th home run of the season today.
Insight: He has found a way to only drive in 45 runs despite hitting all those bombs. He isn't worth the batting average hit in mixed leagues - he is batting .164 in August.
 
8/22/2010 3:44:00 AM
Description: Branyan went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run on Saturday against the Yankees.
Insight: Branyan homered for the third time in his last two games as he has three homers and six RBI over that span. He now has 19 homers and 44 RBI so far this year. (SportsBuff.com)
 
8/21/2010 10:14:00 AM
Description: Branyan went 2-for-5 with two homers and four RBI on Friday against the Yankees.
Insight: Branyan now has four homers over his last six games as he is batting .241 with 18 homers and 42 RBI so far this year. (SportsBuff.com)
 
8/17/2010 7:34:00 AM
Description: Branyan went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, two walks and a run scored on Monday against the Orioles.
Insight: Branyan homered for the second time in his last three games and is now batting .245 with 16 homers and 38 RBI so far this year. (SportsBuff.com)
 
7/20/2010 8:32:00 AM
Description: Branyan went 1-for-2 with a double and a RBI on Monday against the White Sox.
Insight: Branyan was forced to leave the game early with a back injury and is considered day-to-day at the moment. (SportsBuff.com)
 
7/15/2010 9:04:00 PM
Description: Russell Branyan suffered a cut on his foot in his hotel room and won't play tonight. SOURCE: SHANNON DRAYER ON TWITTER
Insight: He is day-to-day.
 
7/6/2010 8:45:00 AM
Description: Branyan went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, walk and a run scored on Monday against the Royals.
Insight: Branyan homered for a second straight game and now has three home runs and nine RBI over his last six games. (SportsBuff.com)
 
7/1/2010 8:37:00 AM
Description: Branyan went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, walk and two runs scored on Wednesday against the Yankees.
Insight: Branyan is now 2-for-7 in two games since being acquired by Seattle. He has 11 home runs and 28 RBI so far this season. (SportsBuff.com)
 
5/17/2010 9:36:00 AM
Description: Branyan went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against Baltimore on Sunday.
Insight: Branyan now has four home runs and nine RBI this season, and has been hitting well lately. (SportsBuff.com)
 
5/13/2010 11:28:00 AM
Description: Branyan went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Royals on Wednesday night.
Insight: Branyan has now homered three times in the last two games. He seems to be getting on a hot streak right now, so if you need help at first base he could be worth adding. (SportsBuff.com)
 
5/12/2010 12:54:00 AM
Description: Branyan went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI against the Royals on Tuesday night.
Insight: Branyan is hitting .250 with two home runs and five RBI this season. He will need to get it going if he is to become a worthy option in any fantasy league. (SportsBuff.com)
 

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