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Chris Capuano will make his Yankees debut Saturday

Jul 25, 2014, 4:02 PM EST

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Acquired from the Rockies yesterday for cash considerations, left-hander Chris Capuano will join the Yankees’ rotation and make his debut Saturday versus the Blue Jays.

Capuano spent most of this season working as a reliever for the Red Sox, but then joined the Rockies as a starter at Triple-A.

As a fly-ball pitcher Capuano isn’t a great fit for Yankee Stadium and at age 35 he may simply be nearing the end of the line, but from 2011-2013 he was a solid mid-rotation starter and he fits the Yankees’ recent moves of adding some marginal improvements without giving up any significant long-term pieces.

His arrival pushes rookie Chase Whitley into a bullpen role after posting a 4.76 ERA in 12 starts.

  1. bigmeechy74 - Jul 25, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Another dominant arm for the best pitching staff in baseball. It’s gonna get really old hearing the commentators go on and on about jeter throughout the world series though. The yankees should be happy about the all star game results cuz home field will be huge for them. I wonder who they will play. Probably the nationals or cardinals

    • nbjays - Jul 25, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      You forgot the little /s at the end to tell everyone that was sarcasm.

      • bigmeechy74 - Jul 25, 2014 at 9:03 PM

        well they win every day, don’t they?

      • nbjays - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:27 PM

        Of course, that’s why they go 162-0 every season… oh wait…

  2. chip56 - Jul 25, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    Fly ball pitcher vs. a homer happy team in Yankee Stadium…well that’s gonna suck.

    • nbjays - Jul 25, 2014 at 4:48 PM

      Not if you’re a Blue Jays fan :-)

  3. 18thstreet - Jul 25, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    No way. No way.

    No way.

    [Pause]

    No way.

    [Hits reload] [Checks calendar to make sure it’s not April Fool’s Day.]

    No way.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 25, 2014 at 4:43 PM

      Please let this be true.

  4. barrywhererufrom - Jul 25, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Cashman has been great historically with the Retreads..it is the second tier free-agents that he has a problem with..hope he gets this one right too..

  5. proudlycanadian - Jul 25, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Oh Goody! Bombs away!

  6. chip56 - Jul 25, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Toronto is 0 for the last decade at Yankee Stadium…Maybe Cash is throwing them a bone.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 25, 2014 at 4:45 PM

      He is a kind and generous man. I never knew that he had it in him.

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