Chris Capuano P NYY 6 Hrs

Capuano will enter spring training with a chance to earn a spot in the starting rotation.

Capuano made the start in all 12 of his appearances with the Yankees last season after serving as a long reliever with the Red Sox in the first half of 2014, and he'll be given a chance to reprise that role in the starting rotation in 2015. The club's top four pitchers appear to be set, so Capuano will likely have to compete with Adam Warren and Esmil Rogers for the fifth spot. With Ivan Nova set to return from Tommy John surgery in May or June, it could just be a temporary assignment before getting pushed back to the bullpen upon Nova's return.

Chris Capuano P NYY 2 Months

Capuano agreed to a one-year contract with the Yankees on Tuesday.

Capuano will return to New York after making 12 starts for the Yankees last season. As things stand, he will have a chance to open the season in the starting rotation, though he could eventually be forced to secure a spot during spring training.

Chris Capuano P NYY 5 Months

Capuano struck out five and held the Red Sox to an unearned run on four hits over 6.2 innings to earn his third win of the season.

The outing lowered his season ERA to 4.35, which has been compiled in 40 appearances with the Red Sox and Yankees. Most likely, Capuano's 2015 role will put him in the bullpen as a long reliever, where he will offer the flexibility to make spot starts if needed.

Chris Capuano P NYY 5 Months

Capuano did not record a decision Monday against the Rays as he allowed two hits and four walks to go along with four strikeouts in six scoreless innings.

The Yankees offense was held without a run yet again to waste a solid start from Capuano. The Yankees offense has been terrible this season, so Capuano might struggle to earn wins down the stretch regardless of how he performs.

Chris Capuano P NYY 6 Months

Capuano only recorded one out in his start Wednesday, giving up four runs on four hits and two walks before getting pulled against the Rays.

It was, quite clearly, the shortest start of Capuano's career, and it demonstrates the lack of security that comes with using him in shallower fantasy leagues. He hasn't made it out of the seventh inning this year, and with a 4.90 ERA, he should only be used in somewhat desperate circumstances. He'll have a chance to redeem himself against this same Rays team in Tampa Bay on Monday.

Chris Capuano P NYY 6 Months

Capuano lasted just 4.1 innings against Boston on Thursday, allowing four runs and six hits. He struck out two batters.

Capuano gave up three homers, including a pair of long balls to David Ortiz, and was ultimately chased from the game after tossing just 76 pitches. Before Thursday's mediocre outing, the veteran lefty had been respectable in seven starts for the Yankees, posting a 4.01 ERA in 42.2 innings. He'll look to get on track in his next start, taking on Tampa Bay at home.

Chris Capuano P NYY 6 Months

Capunano allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits, walking one and striking out four over 6.1 innings of a 6-3 win against Toronto on Friday night.

Capuano (2-3, 4.24 ERA) notched his first win for the Yankees since coming over to the team earlier this month. He isn't an ace, but he can contribute and the Yankees are playing well as they try to run down the division-leading Orioles. He'll get the Red Sox at home in his next scheduled start.

Chris Capuano P NYY 6 Months

Capuano went six innings Sunday against the White Sox, allowing three runs on six hits and no walks, striking out five.

The three runs came on homers by Alexei Ramirez and Conor Gillaspie, which were just the fifth and sixth allowed by Capuano this season in 68 innings. His next start could be dangerous - at Toronto.

Chris Capuano P NYY 6 Months

Capuano gave up four runs on eight hits while fanning eight and walking two in Tuesday's no-decision against the visiting Astros.

That's 23 strikeouts in his last three outings, an 18-inning span that has also featured just three walks and a total of eight earned runs. Capuano will look to pick up his first win in a Yankee uniform again when he takes to the mound against the White Sox on Sunday.

Chris Capuano P NYY 7 Months

Capuano lost Monday against the Orioles as he pitched six innings and allowed four runs and six hits to go along with seven strikeouts.

Capuano has provided the Yankees with a mostly dependable starting option as he has allowed four runs or less in each of his four starts with the team. He has 15 strikeouts over his last two starts and although he's not flashy, he is at least fantasy relevant again with his new role.