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Yankees re-sign Chris Capuano to one-year, $5 million contract

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The lefty returns to the Yankees for his eleventh major league season.

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The Yankees have re-signed left-hander Chris Capuano to a one-year, $5 million contract, as first reported by Jack Curry of YES Network.

Capuano, 36, spent the final two months of the season with the Yankees, posting a 2-3 record and 4.25 ERA in twelve starts after being acquired in a trade from the Rockies. The southpaw spent the beginning of his season with the Red Sox, making 28 relief appearances and posting a 4.55 ERA in 31.2 innings.

Capuano will provide protection for the Yankees behind CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and David Phelps, providing the team with additional rotation depth alongside David Phelps and Adam Warren while Ivan Nova rehabs from injury.

In ten major league seasons with six different clubs, Capuano is the owner of a lifetime 76-87 record and 4.28 ERA in 278 appearances (221 starts). He was an All-Star in 2006 with the Brewers, when he was 11-12 with a 4.03 ERA in 34 starts.