The New York Yankees have acquired starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks for fellow starter Vidal Nuno. The Yankees will also send cash to Arizona in this deal.
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After finishing second in the Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel sweepstakes, the Yankees decided that adding the veteran McCarthy was the best way to go. The 30-year-old McCarthy is 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA on the season. His best year came back in 2012 when the righty put up an 8-6 record with a 3.24 ERA in Oakland.
Nuno, who is four years younger than McCarthy and under team control team control for a few more seasons, is 2-5 with a 5.42 ERA on the season. He will make his first Diamondbacks start on Tuesday.
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