Yeah, it caught me a little off guard as well. And no, technically we did not go out an purchase a new player. But apparently Pellegrini has had a little something up his sleeve this whole time. A little Bruno, that is. (And he might have mentioned this before, and, although I had seen this mentioned previously, I had missed it as a realistic possibility).
Pellegrini started drills yesterday with Bruno acting as a left-side fullback. With Capdevila out for another week and a half, Pellegrini should get significant time to watch Bruno in the position, assuming he decides to give him a full tryout there. It seems like it could be a good fit, although Bruno will be very different in style than Capdevila - less moving forward, but very talented and willing to make the hard tackle. Thoughts?