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Diamondbacks continue to trade assets, deal Brandon McCarthy to Yankees

The dismantling of the Arizona Diamondbacks has taken another step forward, as pitcher Brandon McCarthy has been dealt to the New York Yankees.

McCarthy has an unsightly 5.01 ERA this season, his second in the desert. However, that ERA masks a tremendous 4.65 strikeout to walk ratio that ranks as the ninth-best mark among qualified starters in baseball.

In exchange, the Diamondbacks receive Vidal Nuno, who has a 5.42 ERA this year for the Yankees and is the very definition of a replacement player.

And in case you’re wondering if this a salary dump, it isn’t.

Kevin Towers, man.

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