ATLANTA (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Yankees on Sunday traded for pitcher Brandon McCarthy and designated Alfonso Soriano for assignment.
The Bronx Bombers bolstered their rotation by acquiring McCarthy, a right-hander, from Arizona in exchange for left-hander Vidal Nuno. The Yankees will also pay the $1 million assignment bonus owed to McCarthy as part of the deal, CBSSports.com reported.READ MORE: NYPD: Wounded Officer Wilbert Mora Transferred To NYU Langone Medical Center, Still In Critical Condition
The move comes after Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia had a setback with a degenerative cartilage problem in his right knee. New York was unable to work out a trade for the Cubs’ Jeff Samardzija, who instead was dealt to Oakland.
McCarthy, who turns 31 on Monday, was 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA with Arizona this season. In nine seasons with the White Sox, Rangers, A’s and Diamondbacks, McCarthy is 45-60 with a 4.21 ERA.
McCarthy, informed of the trade before Sunday’s game against the Braves, plans to meet the Yankees in Cleveland.READ MORE: Nets Lose Shootout In Minneapolis, Fall To 2-2 Since Durant Injury
Meanwhile, manager Joe Girardi announced that Soriano has been designated for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release or waive the 38-year-old outfielder.
Soriano is batting .221 with six home runs this season. He started his big league career with the Yankees, playing in New York from 1999-03. He was reacquired in a trade last season with the Cubs.
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