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Yankees acquire Chris Capuano from Rockies

Yankees acquire Chris Capuano from Rockies Photo: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

The New York Yankees have acquired pitcher Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies, the team announced Thursday

The Yankees sent cash considerations to Colorado in exchange for the 35-year-old lefthander. 

Capuano began the season with the Red Sox. He made 28 appearances, all in relief, accumulating a 4.55 ERA. He was released by the Red Sox on July 1 and signed a minor league deal with the Rockies three days later. The Yankees will be Capuano's sixth major league team. 

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Capuano made four minor-league starts for Colorado—three in Triple A, one in Double A—and had an ERA of 2.79. 

It is the second trade the Yankees have made this week, after acquiring Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.

The Yankees sit three games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East, and a half game back of Seattle for the final Wild Card spot.

- Dan Gartland 

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