The New York Yankees today announced they have acquired LHP Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for cash considerations.
Capuano, 35, was signed as a free agent by the Rockies on July 4, and made four combined starts with Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs, posting a 1-0 record with a 2.79 ERA (19.1IP, 16H, 6ER, 5BB, 21K, 2HR). Earlier this year, he went 1-1 with a 4.55 ERA (31.2IP, 34H, 16ER, 15BB, 29K, 3HR) in 28 relief appearances with Boston before being released on July 1.
The 6-foot, 3-inch, Springfield, Mass., native is 74-84 with a 4.28 ERA (1,299.1IP, 1,339H, 618ER, 407BB, 1,079K) in 266 games (209 starts) over 10 Major League seasons with Arizona (2003), Milwaukee (2004-07, '10), New York-NL (2011), Los Angeles-NL (2012-13) and Boston (2014). Originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the eighth round of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft, he went 18-12 with a 3.99 ERA (219.0IP, 212H, 97ER, 91BB, 176K) in 35 starts in 2005, setting career highs in wins, starts and strikeouts. In 2006, he was named to the National League All-Star team but did not appear in the game.