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Yankees acquire Chris Capuano for cash consideration

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Jim Rogash

The Yankees made another move today, though this seems to be a very minor one, at least for now. The Yankees acquired left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies for cash considerations. There doesn't seem to be any corresponding 40-man roster moves being made, so he could be heading straight to the minors, though that could change. One possibility is that he could replace Chris Leroux on the roster, though having him, David Huff, and Jeff Francis in the same bullpen seems like complete overkill.

After signing with the Red Sox in the offseason, a move that was praised by many people in the internet baseball world, the 35-year-old proceeded to pitch to a 4.55 ERA and 4.06 FIP while walking 4.26 batters per nine innings. He was also ineffective against lefties, with a 4.68 FIP, which was over a run worse than what he did against righties. The Red Sox finally cut ties with him last month before he ended up in the Rockies system.

While he was exclusively used out of the bullpen in Boston, Capuano has been a starter his entire career, only recently showing he could be a reliever. It's unknown how the Yankees plan to use him at this point, but it's safe to say they have their options available to them. It's possible he might be a plan b in case they can't find another starting pitcher and Chase Whitley finally collapses.