May 4, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Capuano (55) delivers a pitch during the tenth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

BREAKING NEWS: Yankees Acquire Chris Capuano

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.

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.

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