Pitcher Chris Capuano signs one-year deal with Yankees

Tuesday December 16th, 2014

Pitcher Chris Capuano has signed a one-year deal with the New York Yankees, the team announced on Tuesday. Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the deal is worth $5 million. 

The Yankees acquired Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in July for cash considerations. The 36-year-old went on to make 12 starts for New York, going 2-3 with a 4.25 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 65 2/3 innings. 

Capuano was reportedly considering signing with a team in Japan last month after playing in the 2014 MLB vs. Japan All-Star Series.

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The left-hander began the 2014 season with the Boston Red Sox, making 28 relief appearances and earning an ERA of 4.55. He was released by the Red Sox on July 1 and signed a minor league deal with the Rockies three days later. 

In 10 major league seasons, Capuano has a career 4.28 ERA and 1.342 WHIP. 

On Monday, the Yankees re-signed third baseman Chase Headley to a four-year, $52 million deal

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New York went 84-78 last season, missing the playoffs and finishing second in the AL East. 

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