Yankees Re-Sign Chris Capuano To One-Year Deal Worth $5 Million

NEW YORK — Chris Capuano is staying with the New York Yankees, just like fellow free agents Chase Headley and Chris Young.

The 36-year-old left-hander agreed Tuesday to a $5 million, one-year contract.

He started last season with the Boston Red Sox and had a 4.55 ERA in 28 relief appearances. He was released July 1 and signed with Colorado three days later but never made it to the majors with the Rockies. New York purchased his contract July 24, and he was 2-3 with a 4.25 ERA in 12 starts for the Yankees.

Capuano joins a rotation projected to have Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda and David Phelps or Adam Warren, with Ivan Nova returning from elbow surgery in May or June.

Young, a backup outfielder, agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. Chase Headley, who figures to start at third base, accepted a $52 million, four-year deal. Like Capuano, Headley and Young were acquired during last season.

New York’s most prominent addition has been left-hander Andrew Miller, who reached a $36 million, four-year agreement and will compete with Dellin Betances to replace David Robertson as closer.

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