(11/24/2010) The Royals have asked unconditional release waivers on SP Bryan Bullington, allowing the right-hander to sign with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Central League. The 30-year-old Bullington was designated for assignment on Nov. 19. He was 1-4 with a 6.12 ERA in five starts and eight relief appearances for Kansas City. Bullington was pitcher of the year at Triple-A Omaha, going 8-2 with a 2.82 ERA in 15 starts and five relief appearances.
Bullington back to bullpen
(9/3/2010) According to the Kansas City Star, Royals RP Bryan Bullington has been moved to the bullpen and Brian Bannister and Luke Hochevar will both pitch on Tuesday against the Twins. Bullington went 1-3 with a 6.35 ERA in five starts this season.
Bullington bullied by Texas
(9/1/2010) Royals starter Bryan Bullington moved to 1-4 on the season as he lost to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. Bullington was not horrible but he wasn't good enough against Tommy Hunter and the Rangers' dangerous lineup. He allowed four earned runs on eight hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings pitched. Bullington struck out three and threw 93 pitches on the start. His ERA is at 6.11 on the year.
Bullington roughed up again
(8/28/2010) Royals SP Bryan Bullington was shelled for the second straight start as he was given the business by the Indians on Friday. Cleveland batted around and scored six runs in the bottom of the second, three runs coming on a Matt LaPorta homer. Bullington surrendered another run in the bottom of the fourth on his way out the door. In four innings, he was charged with seven earned runs on nine hits and three walks, striking out three batters. He fell to 1-3 on the season.
Bullington hit hard Saturday
(8/22/2010) Royals SP Bryan Bullington was roughed up in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the White Sox. He allowed six runs on 11 hits in five innings. He threw 103 pitches and was pulled after allowing a two-run homer to Roman Castro in the sixth inning. He left trailing 6-4, but his the Royals were able to battle back and tie the game to get Bullington off the hook for the loss. He walked two and struck out four while earning the no-decision.
Bullington defuses Bronx Bombers
(8/15/2010) Royals SP Bryan Bullington was once the top overall draft pick back in 2002 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fast forward to 2010 and Bullington entered Sunday's afternoon start against the Yankees at 0-7 for his career. Bullington is winless no longer as he dominated the Yankees all afternoon to earn his first major-league victory. "Yeah, today it feels like it," he said. "I'm 29. Creeping up on 30. I've been kind of plodding along, been down the last couple of years. It feels really good today, that's for sure." Bullington (1-2) gave up just two hits and walked one over eight innings, throwing 96 pitches. He out-dueled A.J. Burnett and struck out five batters along the way. Bullington's ERA is at 3.00 on the year.
Bullington to get another start?
(8/11/2010) The Kansas City Star reports that Royals manager Ned Yost is leaning towards giving RP Bryan Bullington another start after he pitched pretty well Tuesday in his first start since being moved from the bullpen.
Bullington makes debut as starter
(8/11/2010)Bryan Bullington gave up five hits and three runs in six innings Tuesday in his first start for the Royals this season and his first major league start since Sept. 28, 2008. He struck out four and walked one in the longest outing of his career. "I wanted to come out and be aggressive and throw strikes, and I felt like I did that. I was able to make some pitches to get out of a couple of situations, but I missed a few spots," he said. "I threw the slider for strikes when I needed to and I was able to get some swings and missed out of some, too."
Bullington to get first start for KC
(8/7/2010) Royals RP Bryan Bullington will shift from the bullpen to the starting rotation and gets the nod against the Angels on Tuesday. With SP Brian Bannister set to miss a few starts, Bullington is being called on to fill a the void.
Bullington recalled by Royals
(7/28/2010) The Royals made a bullpen move on Wednesday as they recalled Bryan Bullington from Triple-A Omaha and sent Victor Marte down. Bullington was 6-2 over his last 10 games with nine starts over that span and a 3.83 ERA.
(5/17/2010) According to MLB.com, Royals RP Bryan Bullington had his contract purchased on Sunday from Triple-A Omaha. He took the spot of Kila Ka'aihue, who was sent down to Omaha. In seven games this season at Omaha, Bullington is 2-0 with a 1.73 ERA.
Bullington finally getting it?
(5/10/2010) The Kansas City Star reports that Royals SP Bryan Bullington, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 draft, allowed just one run and three hits in 7 1/3 innings in his last start, lowering his ERA to 1.54 this season.
Bullington a rotation candidate
(4/14/2010) From The Sports Xchange notes: RHP Bryan Bullington might be first in line if the Royals are looking for pitching help in their farm system. He had a strong outing Monday for Triple-A Omaha. Bullington struck out seven and walked none in seven innings, while allowing an unearned run to Nashville. Bullington was the first player picked in the 2002 draft and has pitched in the majors with the Pirates, Indians and Blue Jays.
Bullington sent to minor camp
(3/28/2010) The Royals sent RP Bryan Bullington to minor-league camp on Sunday, reports the Kansas City Star via Twitter.
List of Meche replacements ugly
(3/23/2010) The list of candidates to possibly replace SP Gil Meche if he isn't healthy to start the season is pretty long and ugly. Contenders include: Kyle Farnsworth, who has not started since 2000 with the Chicago Cubs; Robinson Tejeda, who made six starts in September after spending most of the year in the bullpen; Edgar Osuna, a Rule 5 draft pick who has not pitched above Double-A Mississippi; and non-roster invitees Bryan Bullington, Brad Thompson and Bruce Chen. "We're still keeping all options open," manager Trey Hillman said. "We've had to make some adjustments to our pitching schedule because of the Gil situation. We're trying to be open-minded and not count any of those guys I mentioned out of the mix."
(11/24/2009) The Kansas City Royals signed pitcher Bryan Bullington to a minor league contract.
Bullington outrighted to minors
(5/7/2009) The Toronto Blue Jays outrighted pitcher Bryan Bullington to the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s on Thursday. He had been designated for assignment.
Burres, Bullington sent back to Triple-A
(5/1/2009) The Blue Jays sent SP Brian Burres and SP Bryan Bullington back down to Triple-A after Thursday's loss to the Royals. No corresponding roster moves have been announced by Toronto.
Bullington has adventures on mound
(4/26/2009) Toronto reliever Bryan Bullington, whose contract was recently purchased from the minors when the Jays placed B.J. Ryan on the disabled list, has allowed two hits in each of his first two appearances this season. Bullington pitched an inning in Friday's win over the White Sox and allowed two hits with a walk but struck out two. The next night against Chicago Bullington allowed two more hits and walked another but this time struck out three batters.
(3/2/2009) The Blue Jays outrighted right-hander Bryan Bullington and southpaw Fabio Castro to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday. They will report to minor league camp.
Jays claim Bullington off waivers
(10/24/2008) The Toronto Blue Jays acquired two of the top four picks in the 2002 draft Friday, signing converted pitcher Adam Loewen to a minor league contract and claiming right-hander Bryan Bullington off waivers. Bullington was selected by Pittsburgh with the top overall selection and Loewen was taken fourth by the Baltimore Orioles. Neither player has panned out so far professionally. Baltimore released Loewen on Monday, but had hoped to re-sign him to a minor league deal. Loewen, a native of Surrey, British Columbia, acknowledged leaving the Orioles was "extremely difficult," but said the chance to join Toronto was too good to pass up. "I grew up watching the Blue Jays and was a huge fan all my life," he said. "This is a great opportunity. I'm really excited to get going."
Bullington loses final game of '08
(9/28/2008) Indians SP Bryan Bullington gave up three runs -- two earned -- and five hits in five innings Sunday at the White Sox, walking one and striking out two in a loss. He made three appearances for Cleveland, posting a 4.91 ERA.
(9/27/2008) Indians rookie right-hander Bryan Bullington will get the start in Cliff Lee's place Sunday, facing a White Sox team still in the running for the playoffs.
Bullington loses his Indians debut
(9/14/2008) Indians SP Bryan Bullington gave up eight hits and six runs over 4 2/3 innings Saturday in his first start for Cleveland, which claimed him on waivers from Pittsburgh on July 10. He suffered the loss in the second game of a doubleheader against the Royals, walking one and striking out four. "It all comes down to fastball location," Bullington said. "I missed some spots in key situations and they made me pay."
Bullington called up for Saturday
(9/8/2008) The Indians recalled right-handed pitcher Bryan Bullington from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday. Bullington, who was 1-3 with a 4.75 ERA with Buffalo, will start one game of Saturday's day/night doubleheader against Kansas City, manager Eric Wedge said.
Bullington called up by Indians
(9/8/2008) The Indians recalled RHP Bryan Bullington from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.
Bullington claimed by Indians Thurs.
(7/10/2008) Right-hander Bryan Bullington, the No. 1 pick in the 2002 amateur draft, was claimed on waivers Thursday by the Cleveland Indians from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh had planned to reassign the 27-year-old Bullington to Triple-A Indianapolis if he cleared through waivers. The former Ball State pitcher was drafted ahead of players such as B.J. Upton, Prince Fielder, Scott Kazmir, Nick Swisher and Cole Hamels, mostly because the Pirates felt they had a better chance of signing him.
Bullington designated for assignment
(7/4/2008) The Pittsburgh Pirates designated pitcher Bryan Bullington for assignment Friday, a move that may end the former No. 1 draft pick's tenure with the organization without him winning a game in the majors.
Pirates designate Bullington
(7/3/2008) The Pirates designated SP Bryan Bullington for assignment on Thursday.
Bullington sent back to minors
(6/12/2008) Former No. 1 overall draft pick Bryan Bullington was demoted by the Pirates on Thursday. The Pirates optioned Bullington to Triple-A Indianapolis after their 7-5 victory over the Nationals. The club said it would make a corresponding roster move before Friday's game in Baltimore. Bullington had not pitched since being recalled May 29 from Indianapolis.
Bucs call up Bullington
(5/29/2008) Pittsburgh recalled pitcher Bryan Bullington from Triple-A Indianapolis Thursday. In a corresponding move, the Pirates also optioned RHP Marino Salas to Indianapolis.
Bullington strikes out seven Sunday
(5/26/2008) RHP Bryan Bullington gave up two runs and struck out seven in five innings for the win at Triple-A Indianapolis Sunday.
Bullington sits down with management
(3/20/2008) MLB.com reports Pirates SP Bryan Bullington has had a frustrating pro career. The No. 1 pick in the 2002 draft has had some injury problems during his career which has prevented him from sticking in the majors. When he was cut from major league camp Monday, he sat down with Pirates manager John Russell, general manager Neal Huntington and farm director Kyle Stark. The trio told Bullington he hasn't tapped into his potential.
(2/28/2008) Pirates SP Bryan Bullington was the winning pitcher of record during Thursday's 11-6 spring victory against the Phillies despite not pitching well. Bullington lasted just one inning and allowed five runs, including a three-run homer by Ryan Howard. He yielded five hits and two walks while not striking out a batter.
Bullington loses three September starts
(9/30/2007) Pirates SP Bryan Bullington dropped to 0-3 after Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. He allowed five hits and two runs in five innings, while striking out three and walking one. Bullington lost in all three starts he made in September, but allowed more than three earned runs just once.
Bullington to start season finale
(9/27/2007) LHP Paul Maholm (lower back stiffness) won't start again Thursday as scheduled, with RHP John Van Benschoten (0-6, 9.73 ERA) taking his place. LHP Zach Duke, LHP Tom Gorzelanny and RHP Bryan Bullington will start in the final series of the season, against St. Louis. That series will be the only one in PNC Park this month in which Pittsburgh did not face a team that was in first place at some point during the series.
Bullington out of rotation?
(9/13/2007) LHP Paul Maholm (lower back stiffness) looked sharp during a sideline throwing session Tuesday night, according to manager Jim Tracy. If Maholm has no problems during another session on the Pirates' off day Thursday, he is expected to return to the rotation for the first time in two weeks Sunday in Houston. If Maholm does return, rookie RHP Bryan Bullington may not start during the upcoming 10-game road trip to Houston, Chicago and San Diego.
Bullington better this time
(9/11/2007) Pirates SP Bryan Bullington, coming off a start in which he allowed seven hits and five runs in three innings Thursday at the Cardinals, pitched a little better the second time around despite taking the loss against the Brewers. He allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk and struck out two.
Bullington to get another start
(9/9/2007) Pirates SP Bryan Bullington, the No. 1 pick in the 2002 draft, will start Tuesday night against Milwaukee despite allowing five runs in three innings Thursday against St. Louis.
Bullington an option for Tuesday
(9/8/2007) The Pirates have not announced a starter for next Tuesday night's game with Milwaukee and Tracy said the candidates include LHP Shane Youman and RHPs Bryan Bullington and John Van Benschoten.
Bullington loses in MLB debut
(9/6/2007) Pirates SP Bryan Bullington had a major league debut to forget about Thursday against the Pirates. He took the loss after allowing seven hits and five runs in three innings. He walked two and struck out one.
Bullington joins Pirates' rotation
(9/5/2007) The Pirates filled two rotation vacancies with RHP Tony Armas going on Wednesday and RHP Bryan Bullington making his first career start Thursday. Bullington was the No. 1 overall pick in 2002. RHP John Van Benschoten, also among the September callups, was not under consideration because threw more than 100 pitches in a start on Sunday. For now he'll be used in the bullpen, although manager Jim Tracy said he would not use him in the middle of innings because he's been starting in the minors.
Bryan Bullington called up
(9/4/2007) The Pirates recalled three pitchers from Triple-A Indianapolis, RHPs Bryan Bullington and John Van Benschoten and LHP Dave Davidson.
Bullington may get spot start
(9/4/2007) The Pirates recalled three pitchers from Triple-A Indianapolis, RHPs Bryan Bullington and John Van Benschoten and LHP Dave Davidson.
Bullington might start Wednesday
(9/3/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: LHP Paul Maholm was scratched from his scheduled start Monday in St. Louis because of stiffness in his lower back. RHP Ian Snell and RHP Matt Morris have both been moved up a day in the starting rotation and will pitch Monday and Tuesday, respectively, against the Cardinals. The Pirates will need a starter for Wednesday in St. Louis, and the most likely candidate is Triple-A Indianapolis RHP Bryan Bullington.
Bullington passed over
(6/14/2007) John Van Benschoten, the Pittsburgh Pirates' first-round draft pick in 2001, will be promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. Right-hander Shawn Chacon (2-1, 4.25 ERA) will come out of the rotation, but Pirates manager Jim Tracy said no roster move to clear a spot for Van Benschoten will be made until Saturday.
(5/23/2007) RHP Shawn Chacon will replace struggling Tony Armas in the rotation for Saturday's start in Cincinnati. Chacon threw five scoreless innings Thursday after Armas was pulled, getting his first win of the season. Marty McLeary and prospects John Van Benschoten and Bryan Bullington were the other rumored candidates.
Pirates look for No. 5 starter
(5/18/2007) According to MLB.com, the Pirates announced before Friday's game against the Diamondbacks that Tony Armas has been removed from the team's rotation. He will now work out of the bullpen as a long relief option. The team has not named a new No. 5 starter and will take the next week to evaluate possible options. The Pirates will skip the day in the rotation that the No. 5 starter is expected to pitch (Wednesday) since they have an off day Monday. Possible options to replace Armas in the rotation is Shawn Chacon, Marty McLeary and minor leaguers John Van Benschoten and Bryan Bullington.
Bullington might join The Show
(5/14/2007) With RHP Tony Armas (0-3, 8.76 ERA) winless in six starts, the Pirates have two options available at Triple-A Indianapolis in RHP John Van Benschoten (3-2, 1.82 ERA) and RHP Bryan Bullington (5-1, 1.90), the former No. 1 draft pick who has pitched only one game in the majors. Van Benschoten is regaining his form after missing all but five games over the last two seasons because of shoulder problems. Manager Jim Tracy isn't ready to say if Armas will make his next start as scheduled.
Pirates send Bullington to Triple-A
(3/6/2007) The Pirates made several cuts Monday, including pitchers Bryan Bullington, John Van Benschoten, Brad Lincoln, Michael Tejera and Kip Bouknight and catchers Steve Lerud and David Parrish. Bullington and Van Benschoten were optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Bullington, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 amateur draft, had not pitched since September 2005 because of shoulder surgery. He had a perfect inning in each of his two appearances, with a total of three strikeouts. "The ball was just jumping out of his hands," Tracy said. "He's improved a lot from the beginning of camp until now."
Bullington pitches Friday
(3/2/2007) Bryan Bullington (shoulder) struck out a pair in a perfect inning against Atlanta in a spring training game Friday.
Bullington to face hitters soon
(2/22/2007) Pirates RHP Bryan Bullington soon will face hitters during live batting practice sessions for the first time since making his debut with the Pirates late in the 2005 season. Bullington had shoulder surgery in October 2005, and some setbacks in his rehabilitation forced him to miss the entire 2006 season.
Bullington throws off mound Saturday
(2/17/2007) For the second straight day, a promising prospect from the Pittsburgh Pirates, recovering from a major operation, took the mound. A day after John Van Benschoten threw a seamless bullpen session, Bryan Bullington did likewise Saturday by throwing 40 pitches for his most intense workout since having shoulder surgery in October 2005. "I felt great out there," Bullington said. "The change-up felt good. The slider and curveball are still coming, but I'll take it for the first one."
Bullington likely to start in Triple-A
(2/11/2007) Pirates RHP Bryan Bullington (right shoulder surgery) is expected to be 100 percent by the start of spring training. However, he almost certainly will begin the season at Triple-A Indianapolis after sitting out all of last year.
Bullington aims for '07 return
(9/13/2006) RHP Bryan Bullington (shoulder surgery) has been on the DL all season. He hopes to pitch in the Florida Instructional League in September, but he won't pitch in a game until next year.
Bullington nearing rehab stint
(6/29/2006) Bryan Bullington, recovering from shoulder surgeries, might be near a rehab assignment. "Bryan Bullington is progressing well," Pirates' director of player development Brian Graham told the Indianapolis Star. "He's probably a little behind schedule since we anticipated him coming back by the All-Star Game. He doesn't have pain, but his arm strength is not back. We're not putting a time frame on it. We just want to get him healthy and game ready."
Pirates place Bullington on 60-day
(3/31/2006) Right-hander Bryan Bullington (shoulder surgery) was placed on the 60-day DL on Friday.
Bucs' Bullington to start on DL
(3/27/2006) Pirates RHP Bryan Bullington, RHP John Van Benschoten and RHP Kip Wells will begin the season on the disabled list. Bullington, the overall No. 1 pick in the 2002 draft, had surgery to repair his right shoulder and probably won't be ready to play until mid-June.
Pirates agree with Bullington
(2/10/2006) The Pirates agreed to terms with RHP Matt Capps, RHP Bryan Bullington, LHP Tom Gorzelanny, OF Rajai Davis, 3B Craig Stansberry and 2B Yurendell DeCaster on one-year contracts.
Bullington gets one-year deal
(2/3/2006) The Pirates agreed to terms with RHP Bryan Bullington on a one-year contract.
Bullington to miss half of '06
(10/18/2005) Bryan Bullington, the overall No. 1 pick in the 2002 draft, had surgery this week to repair his right shoulder and probably won't be ready to play until mid-June. Bullington was expected to pitch in the Arizona Fall League, but an MRI exam revealed damage in his right labrum. While performing the operation, Texas Rangers team physician Kevin Meister found the injury to be more severe than initially thought.
Bullington won't get spot start
(9/20/2005) Interim manager Pete Mackanin and GM Dave Littlefield chose to start rookie LHP Tom Gorzelanny against the Astros on Tuesday, rather than 2002 No. 1 draft pick Bryan Bullington. The plan is for Bullington to work out of the bullpen the final two weeks of the season. Gorzelanny spent much of the season at Double-A Altoona, going 8-5 with a 3.26 ERA.
Bullington not starting Tuesday
(9/19/2005) RHP Bryan Bullington is not getting the call to start Tuesday. That went to LHP Tom Gorzelanny.
Pirates prospect to start Tuesday
(9/17/2005) Interim manager Pete Mackanin announced his pitching plans after the team's decision to bring five players to Pittsburgh from Triple-A Indianapolis. Oliver Perez will start Sunday's game against Cincinnati, Ian Snell will start Monday against Houston, and either RHP Bryan Bullington or LHP Tom Gorzelanny, who were placed on the 40-man roster Friday, will start Tuesday against the Astros. "Houston has predominantly right-handed hitters, but we have to think about who's going to handle it best," Mackanin said. "What kind of makeup do they have? If we use one, who's more suited to be used out of the bullpen? Are they going to get one or two starts? We have to think about all these kinds of things."
Bullington ready for MLB debut
(9/16/2005) Right-hander Bryan Bullington, the No. 1 pick in the June 2002 draft, was among five players called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday from Triple-A Indianapolis. Bullington, who turns 25 later this month, is expected to make his major league debut Sunday against the Reds. The Pirates already have three other rookies in their rotation, left-handers Zach Duke and Paul Maholm and right-hander Ian Snell.
Bullington won't start Tuesday
(9/13/2005) The Pirates recalled right-hander Ian Snell from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday. Snell, who was 11-3 with a 3.70 ERA in the minors, will take Josh Fogg's start Tuesday night against St. Louis. Bryan Bullington had been a candidate for that spot as well.
Bullington could start Tuesday
(9/11/2005) RHP Josh Fogg is to throw in the bullpen Sunday, testing his right hand. Fogg left his start Thursday when Arizona's Chad Tracy singled off his hand in the sixth inning. A medical test found no serious injury. If Triple-A Indianapolis is eliminated from the International League playoffs Sunday, the Pirates are considering starting either Ian Snell or Bryan Bullington on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.
Bullington might get call-up
(8/23/2005) RHP Bryan Bullington, the No. 1 pick in the June 2002 draft, seems to be a prime candidate for a September callup. He is 6-1 in his past nine starts at Triple-A Indianapolis and has lowered his ERA from 4.60 to 3.04. Bullington is a control-type pitcher like Pirates LHP Zach Duke and, while he occasionally hit 94 mph while at Ball State, his fastball more typically is about 90 mph.
Bullington to make season's debut
(5/10/2005) The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Bryan Bullington, the No. 1 pick in the 2002 draft, will make his first start of the season Wednesday for Triple-A Indianapolis. He has not pitched because of shoulder discomfort.
Bullington shut down for a bit
(4/1/2005) The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Bryan Bullington has been shut down until April 20 because of shoulder discomfort.
Bullington progressing nicely
(4/27/2003) Bryan Bullington pitched seven scoreless innings on Saturday and has a 0.94 ERA for Class A Hickory, according to published reports.