Brackman sidelined with a groin injury
"It's not going to hurt me," Brackman told the Ledger, "but it couldn't be a worse time."
Between Tampa and Trenton last year, Brackman finished 10-11 with a 3.90 ERA and struck out 126 men in 140 2/3 innings. He walked just 39, less than half of his total from 2009.
Brackman also was the winner in the Thunder's final victory of the season, a 3-2 victory over Altoona in Game 1 of the Eastern League Championship Series. He relieved Andy Pettitte that day, and tossed five innings of one-hit ball with four strikeouts.