As the trade deadline approaches, Brain Cashman refuses to sit around and do nothing.
The Yankees announced on Thursday night that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for cash considerations.
Capuano, 35, started the year with the Boston Red Sox after signing a minor league deal near the end of the winter, appearing in 28 games with Boston out of the bullpen this season, posting a 1-1 record with a 4.55 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings.
He was released by the Red Sox on July 1, and signed with the Rockies a few days later, on the Fourth of July, staying with the Rockies' Triple-A, where he was 1-0 with a 3.07 ERA in three starts for Triple-A Colorado Springs.
SB Nation's Chris Cotillo says that Capuano will immediately join the Yankees' big league roster. If that's true, my guess is that Jeff Francis, who has only appeared on one game since being acquired over two weeks ago, will either be optioned to Triple-A, or designated for assignment since a 40-man roster spot would need to be cleared for Capuano.