NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Yankees have lost another starter.
According to CBSSports.com/WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Dodgers and Brandon McCarthy have agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal.
Last week, the Yankees traded starting pitcher Shane Greene to the Tigers in the three-team deal that brought back shortstop Didi Gregorius from the Diamondbacks.
McCarthy, 31, was acquired by the Yankees on July 6 for Vidal Nuño. The veteran was very solid for the Bombers in his brief time in New York. In 14 starts, he went 7-5 with a 2.89 ERA. The 6-foot-7 righty struck out 82 and walked just 13 in 90 1/3 innings.
General manager Brian Cashman didn’t make him an offer this offseason.
With McCarthy gone, the Yankees’ rotation consists of Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, CC Sabathia, David Phelps and Ivan Nova.
The club’s rotation still has plenty of talent, but it will come down to who is able to stay on the mound.
Tanaka and Sabathia are coming off injuries — it appears that Tanaka won’t need Tommy John surgery — and Pineda was injured for much of last season. Nova made just four starts in 2014 before undergoing Tommy John surgery. Hiroki Kuroda is a free agent and may retire.
Cashman is expected to acquire a starting pitcher — or two — in the coming weeks.
With Jon Lester off the board, Max Scherzer and James Shields are the top remaining free-agent starting pitchers on the market.
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