Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said Saturday’s trade of reliever Joe Thatcher and outfielder Tony Campana to the Angels was just the start, and the next step of the team’s sell off came less than 24 hours later.The D-backs dealt starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy to the Yankees on Sunday morning in a deal that reportedly saves the D-backs about $2 million this season and also brings back a serviceable starter in 26-year-old lefty Vidal Nuno.The trade doesn’t come as a surprise on the D-backs end or to McCarthy, who recently said he expected a trade. Informed of the decision Sunday, McCarthy had mixed feelings.”At least it’s an end to the rumors,” McCarthy told FOX Sports Arizona’s Todd Walsh. “But it kind of settles in that you’re leaving a team that you’ve been with now for a year and a half, a great group of guys you’ve really grown to like. There’s kind of those positive emotions but then it’s also mixed with sadness for what you’re leaving behind.”McCarthy, 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA this season, was owed roughly $4 million through the end of the season. The Yankees reportedly agreed to pay McCarthy the $1 million assignment bonus triggered by… Read full this story
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