The New York Yankees starting rotation is currently stacked heavily with right-handed pitching due to CC Sabathia out for the season and Vidal Nuno being traded this past month.
The team changed that on Thursday night just after their 4-2 win over the Texas Rangers, as the Yankees acquired lefty Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies for cash considerations, as Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reported.
Yanks announce they acquired Chris Capuano for cash— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) July 24, 2014
The 35-year-old Capuano has spent most of his 2014 season in the minor leagues with the Boston Red Sox and most recently, the Rockies. In his limited time with Boston, Capuano went 1-1 with a 4.55 ERA in 28 appearances, all in relief.
It would be the second go-around for Capuano in New York as he previously pitched for the New York Mets in the 2011 season; he pitched to an 11-12 record and a 4.55 ERA in 33 appearances, 31 of which were starts with 168 strikeouts in186 innings.
With the Yankees, Capuano can be asked to start and relieve, giving Joe Girardi some flexibility on what he can do with the rotation and the bullpen and giving the team another veteran and somewhat reliable arm that can get outs and chew up innings if needed.
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