The New York Yankees have acquired pitcher Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks for Vidal Nuno, reports FOX Sports Ken Rosenthal.
According to ESPN's Buster Olney, Arizona will pay a portion of McCarthy's salary ($4.8 million) and assignment bonus ($1 million). The move comes after the loss of CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova to the Yankees starting rotation.
In 18 starts with the Diamondbacks, McCarthy went 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA. However, his strikeout (7.6 K/9) and walk (1.6 BB/9) rates are much better than his record suggests. Nuno had a 5.42 ERA in 14 starts with the Yankees (43-43). Arizona is currently last in their division, at 36-53.
-- Alex Suskind