Yankees land Braandon McCarthy, designate Alfonso Soriano for assignment

The New York Yankees have acquired pitcher Brandon McCarthy and cash from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Vidal Nuno.

McCarthy owns a 5.01 ERA this season but has a 93/20 K/BB ratio. That the Diamondbacks are picking up $2.05 million of the $4.8 million he is still owed helped facilitate a trade.

The Yankees will have McCarthy made his debut on Wednesday.

In order to make room for McCarthy on the roster the Yankees have designated Alfonso Soriano for assignment. After a strong showing for the Yankees last summer it has been downhill this year. He owns just a .221/.244/.367 line with six homers over 67 contests this year.

Owed just the minimum if a team signs him after his release, Soriano has a good chance of reemerging in the majors this season.

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