The New York Yankees are finally going to get their first look at right-hander Brandon McCarthy, whom they acquired in a trade with Arizona on Sunday.
McCarthy, who joined the Yankees on Tuesday, will make his first start for New York on Wednesday night vs. Cleveland.
He was acquired from Arizona in exchange for left-hander Vidal Nuno and cash considerations. McCarthy has plenty of experience pitching against the Indians and in Progressive Field. Prior to playing for Arizona, McCarthy spent seven years in the American League, playing for the Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics.
In 17 career appearances vs. the Indians, nine of them starts, McCarthy is 6-4 with a 4.38 ERA. In eight career appearances, five of them starts, in Progressive Field, McCarthy is 4-1 with a 4.15 ERA.
McCarthy's numbers with the Diamondbacks this year were not very good. In 18 starts he was 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA and gave up 131 hits in 109 innings.
The Yankees' starting rotation has been in a constant state of flux this season, due mostly to injuries. McCarthy will be the 10th different pitcher to start a game for the Yankees this season. His start Wednesday will be the second time in the first three games of the series with the Indians in which the Yankees' starting pitcher will be making his first for the team. Right-hander Shane Greene made his first major league start on Monday.