The New York Yankees wanted to make a trade for a starting pitcher. Brian Cashman made good on his promise to land at least one starter at the trade deadline.
Just hours before the Yankees finish their four-game series with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field, the Yankees acquired starter Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for lefty starter Vidal Nuno, as Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported.
Check that, deal is done: McCarthy to #Yankees.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 6, 2014
The 30-year-old veteran McCarthy is currently 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA in 18 starts with 93 strikeouts in 109.2 innings this season. McCarthy, a free agent after the 2014 season, is currently making $10.25 million, salary that the Yankees will likely inherit picking up for the rest of the season.
Before pitching with the Diamondbacks, McCarthy pitched the Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers and Oakland A''s during his nine years in the league. For his career, he's 45-60 with a 4.21 ERA in 139 starts and will get a chance to be an every fifth day starter for the Yankees in their rotation, as he clearly will take the spot of Nuno, who now goes out west to see if he can make something of his career in the National League.
Nuno was 2-5 with a 5.42 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 78 innings and was falling out of favor with the team due to his inconsistencies all season long, but now on Arizona with less pressure, weaker lineups and a bigger ballpark to pitch in, Nuno will get a chance to redeem himself in the National League.
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