New York Yankees - PlayerWatch


4:38 AM EDT, July 25, 2014


LHP Chris Capuano was traded Thursday from the Rockies' organization to the Yankees for cash considerations. Capuano, 35, signed as a free agent with Colorado, on July 4 and started four combined games with Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs, going 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA. In 28 relief appearances for the Boston Red Sox earlier in the year, Capuano posted a 1-1 record with a 4.55 ERA before his release on July 1.

LHP Chris Capuano was acquired by the New York Yankees from the Colorado Rockies for cash considerations. The 35-year-old Capuano signed as a free agent with the Rockies on July 4 and started four combined games with Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs. He had a 1-0 record with a 2.79 ERA.

1B Mark Teixeira (Grade I strain of lower lat) missed his fourth straight game and 25th overall. The Yankees will make a decision on putting him on the disabled list before Friday's game with Toronto but even if they don't he is not expected to play.

RHP Brandon McCarthy has thrown 69.7 percent of his pitches in his first three outings for the Yankees. He allowed one earned run and four hits in six innings for his fourth straight win going back to when June 27 with Arizona.

3B Chase Headley made his second start as a Yankee and besides fielding one ground ball and having one putout, he had an RBI single. Over his last 16 games since July 4, he is hitting .333 (22-for-66) with 10 RBIs.

RHP Hiroki Kuroda will make his 21st start Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays and it will be his 200th career start. In his last 14 starts since May 6, Kuroda is 4-3 with a 3.38 ERA. Kuroda did not get a decision Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds after allowing an unearned run and three hits in 6 2/3 innings. He is 5-3 with a 3.86 ERA in nine career starts against the Blue Jays and 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA in his three home starts against Toronto.

RHP Michael Pineda had his simulated game in Tampa rained out but threw in the batting cages without hitters. He did not have any issues and is scheduled to throw again Tuesday though the Yankees do not know if it will be a simulated game or a minor league rehab start. Pineda has been on the DL since May 6 with a right shoulder injury and has not pitched since April 23 when the Boston Red Sox caught him with pine tar on his neck for a second time and that led to a 10-game suspension.