The Yankees continue to look under every nook and cranny imaginable for additional pitching help. The rock they looked under this time is veteran left-hander Chris Capuano. The Yanks acquired him from the Colorado Rockies for cash.
Yankees announce they have acquired LHP Chris Capuano from the Rockies for cash considerations.
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 24, 2014
Capuano was with the Red Sox earlier this year, going 1-1 with a 4.55 ERA, coming exclusively out of the bullpen. He was released by the Sox July 1 and signed with the Rockies on July 4.
In the minor leagues for the Rockies, Capuano went 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in four starts, striking out 21 in 19.1 innings between AA and AAA.
It’s very possible Capuano takes Chase Whitley‘s spot, considering the Yanks don’t have a lefty in the rotation and Whitley hasn’t pitched this many innings ever.