The Yankees traded Vidal Nuno to Arizona for Brandon McCarthy.
McCarthy turns 31 tomorrow and is a big righty (6’7″) who has pitched for the White Sox, Rangers, A’s and Diamondbacks in his career. For Arizona this year, he was 3-10, 5.01, ERA+ 75 and led the league with 18 starts.
McCarthy has had trouble staying healthy in his career. He’s never had more than 25 starts in a season, and only once has thrown more than 135 innings in a season. For his career, he is 45-60, 4.21, ERA+ 99.
Nuno, who turns 27 at the end of this month, was 2-5, 5.42 for the Yanks this year, ERA+ 74. He’s 3-7, 4.78, ERA+ 84 in his big league career, all with the Yanks.
Bruce Billings is back with the Yanks, no word as to who was sent down (Jim Mlller?). Billings will probably be a long man, and pitched in one game earlier this year for the Yanks, giving up four runs in four innings. Between AA/AAA he was 4-5, 5.22. He’s 0-0, 9.82 in his MLB career in five games.