Yanks land lefty Capuano from Rockies

Yanks land lefty Capuano from Rockies

NEW YORK -- The Yankees continued to stay busy on the transaction front Thursday, acquiring left-hander Chris Capuano from the Rockies in exchange for cash considerations.

Capuano, 35, was signed as a free agent by the Rockies on July 4 and made four starts between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs, posting a 1-0 record with a 2.79 ERA.

Earlier this year, the veteran lefty went 1-1 with a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances for the Red Sox before being released.

Right-hander Chris Leroux was designated for assignment to make room on the roster.

Capuano has a career record of 74-84 with a 4.28 ERA in 266 games (209 starts) over 10 Major League seasons with the D-backs (2003), Brewers (2004-07, '10), Mets (2011), Dodgers (2012-13) and Red Sox (2014).

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has said that the team is actively looking to upgrade the roster, both significantly as well as with smaller incremental transactions.

Already this month, New York has acquired right-hander Brandon McCarthy, left-hander Jeff Francis, infielder Chase Headley and now Capuano, while releasing outfielder Alfonso Soriano.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Jake Kring-Schreifels is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.