The White Sox released right-handed reliever Brian Bruney on Monday.
The team requested waivers for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release after the Bruney cleared waivers and rejected an outright assignment to Triple-A Charlotte.
Bruney was knocked around by the Red Sox and Yankees before being designated for assignment, but was otherwise effective in his tenure with the White Sox.
The 29-year-old was 1-0 with a 6.86 ERA and three holds in 23 relief appearances this season, but 11 of the 15 runs he allowed came in three games against Boston and New York.
His role was diminished after the White Sox acquired righty Jason Frason in the Edwin Jackson/Mark Teahen deal and Bruney became expendable, thus his jumping on the grenade against the A.L.’s top two teams.
Bruney signed with Chicago as a free agent on December 2, 2010.