Report: Yankees acquire Chris Capuano from Rockies


The New York Yankees haven’t made that blockbuster deal yet…but they did acquire an arm.

According to Bryan Hoch of, the Yankees have acquired Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for cash. Capuano has a 4.55 ERA in 31.2 innings in 2014 while with the Boston Red Sox.

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7 Responses to Report: Yankees acquire Chris Capuano from Rockies

  1. Capuano is a slightly below league average pitcher. It sounds like the Yankees picked him up just because he was cheap and their rotation is thin. Previously the rotation was Kuroda, Phelps, Whitley, Greene and McCarthy with absolutely nobody to fill in if someone got hurt. This gives them a small amount of depth for no cost.

    • hotdog says:

      It's the sad state of affairs…no one at AAA seems likely to make the cut…sounds like it was a good decision based on their needs…very little in terms of starting pitching seems available for trade…

  2. tom says:

    Wow.. I guess I was wrong about Refsnyder's shot. SMH?

    Why did Yankees neglect Billings and Leroux in favor of trading for Capuano who has yet to make a start this year?

    Is 4 southpaws in the bullpen part of strategy to clinch a playoff spot?

    Although it is a small trade, I don't envision it as a smart move on Yankees part.

    • tom says:

      Ah… Capuano is not on 40 man roster for Rockies. It would be all right if he is not on Yankees' 40 man roster now. He will need to stretch out for August and September contest.

  3. roy says:

    We'll be happy to have Capuano, who is capable of putting a solid month together if aces like Whitley, Phelps, Warren, McCarthy or Warren flop or go DL.

    • Mike Sommer says:

      There is no lefty in the rotation as of now. None. Maybe there will be. Whitley, a career minor league reliever, is about to hit his innings max., ever. No player was given up, just cash considerations.

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