The Yankees have gotten some help with the rotation and it involved a trade to make a good start.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the New York Yankees have traded Vidal Nuno to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Brandon McCarthy. Vidal Nuno was 2-5 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.88 WHIP this season with the Yankees while McCarthy is 3-10 with a 5.03 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP with the Diamondbacks.
The deal was most likely done because the Yankees are anticipating being without CC Sabathia for at least the entire season and Michael Pineda is nowhere near ready. McCarthy’s best season was in 2012 when he was with the Oakland Athletics: he was 8-6 with a 3.24 ERA. McCarthy’s first start would come against the Cleveland Indians if the Yankees stay on rotation.