Yankees acquire LHP Chris Capuano from Rockies via trade

In today's Yankees rumors and news update, the New York Yankees acquired LHP Chris Capuano from the Colorado on Thursday for cash, per a team press release.

Capuano signed a minor league contract with the Rockies after he was released by the Boston Red Sox. However, he never made a start with the team at the MLB level, pitching 19.2 innings at the club's Triple-A affiliate. He pitched to a 2.79 ERA during his stint there, giving up just 2.3 walks per nine innings pitched while striking out 9.8 batters per nine.

He did struggle, however, during his big league time with the Boston Red Sox this year. He pitched to a 4.55 ERA in 31.2 innings with the club, with a walk rate of 4.3 BB/9.

In Capuano, the Yankees have a veteran pitcher who is versed in both bullpen work and as a starter. He could very well slot into the team's rotation with their current rash of injuries, falling back into the 'pen if necessary.

 

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