Yankees Acquire Brandon McCarthy From Diamondbacks For Vidal Nuno

Brandon McCarthyThe New York Yankees have acquired starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks, the club announced via Twitter on Sunday.

The Yankees will send left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno to Arizona, while also paying a portion of McCarthy’s contract as well as a $1 million assignment bonus.

McCarthy, who will turn 31 on Monday, has struggled so far this season, going 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA in 18 starts through Sunday. The sinker-baller had two consecutive seasons with the Oakland Athletics from 2011-2012 where his ERA was lower than 3.50.

Nuno, 26, was 2-5 with a 5.42 ERA in 14 starts for the Yankees this season.

The Yankees will owe McCarthy $5 million through the end of this season, then he becomes a free agent. It’s likely that New York will use him in the starting rotation, though the Yankees have not confirmed that yet.

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