The Yankees have acquired left-hander Chris Capuano from the Rockies in exchange for cash considerations, according to a team announcement. Capuano, who had been pitching at Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Rockies' organization, will immediately join the Yankees' major league roster, according to an industry source.
Capuano, who turns 36 in August, has AL East experience this season with the Red Sox, with whom he pitched to a 1-1 record and 4.55 ERA in 28 appearances out of the bullpen. After being designated for assignment and released by Boston, he signed a minor league deal with the Rockies and was sent to Triple-A. In four starts with Triple-A Colorado Springs, he was 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in 19.1 innings of work.
Capuano could start or relieve for the Yankees, who have also added pitchers Brandon McCarthy and Jeff Francis on the trade market this month. The team is continually looking for rotation help after losing Ivan Nova, Michael Pineda and Masahiro Tanaka to injury for significant periods of time.