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ATLANTA -- The New York Yankees bolstered their rotation on Sunday by acquiring veteran right-hander Brandon McCarthy from Arizona. The Diamondbacks also are sending New York cash in Sundays deal for left-hander Vidal Nuno. The trade was announced by the Yankees. The move comes after Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia had a setback with a degenerative cartilage problem in his right knee. New York was unable to work out a trade this week for the Cubs Jeff Samardzija, who instead was dealt to Oakland. McCarthy, who turns 31 on Monday, was 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA with Arizona this season. In nine seasons with the White Sox, Rangers, As and Diamondbacks, McCarthy is 45-60 with a 4.21 ERA. McCarthy said he was informed of the deal after he reported for Sundays game against the Braves. He will leave the last-place Diamondbacks and join a playoff race with New York. "Its something Im really excited about," McCarthy said. McCarthy said he is sad to be leaving Arizona, but added the move to New York is special. "Its still the Yankees, no matter what," McCarthy said. "If you dont know baseball, you know the Yankees." McCarthy planned to fly from Atlanta to meet the Yankees in Cleveland, where they open a series on Monday. Nuno, 26, was 2-5 with a 5.42 ERA in 17 games, including 14 starts, with the Yankees. Nuno was hurt by allowing 15 homers -- including 13 at home -- in 78 innings this season. McCarthy, a groundball pitcher, may be better suited for Yankee Stadium. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman sought an upgrade to the rotation for weeks. Sabathia is out indefinitely and the Yankees also lost Ivan Nova to Tommy John surgery. The Diamondbacks have made two trades in as many days. On Saturday, Arizona acquired two minor leaguers, outfielder Zach Borenstein and right-hander Joey Krehbiel, from the Los Angeles Angels for left-hander Joe Thatcher and outfielder Tony Campana. More moves may be coming for Arizona. "Were going to start retooling, it looks like," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said Sunday. Gibson called the approach "a different mindset." Gibson said Nuno will make his debut with Arizona on Tuesday against Miami. Nuno had been scheduled to start for the Yankees on Monday, and Gibson said he wanted to give the young left-hander an extra day to adjust to his new team. Swell Bottle Canada Sale . - A pitch clock will be used this season during minor league games at Triple-A and Double-A, but it has been ruled out for the major leagues this year. Swell Bottle Canada . His big 2-minute outburst in the fourth quarter Tuesday night is all that really mattered for the Dallas Mavericks. http://www.discountswellbottles.com/ . Among the teams moves was trading one of the teams two third round picks, no. 83 overall, to the Chicago Blackhawks for Brandon Bollig, a six-foot-two, 223-pound left-winger who had seven goals, seven assists, and 92 penalty minutes in 82 games last season. Swell Water Bottle Canada Wholesale .Mihajlovic was sent off minutes from the end of Thursdays 2-0 win over Brescia and has been punished for using a disrespectful expression toward the fourth official and throwing the contents of a bottle of water at him, thus assuming an intimidating attitude. Cheap sWell Water Bottles . Dr. James Andrews is to operate next week on the 24-year-old pitcher, who made the AL All-Star team last year. Moore will be the first Rays pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery since Jason Isringhausen in June 2009.PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Trailing lowly Tennessee by 11 points in the third quarter on Monday night, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive co-ordinator Todd Haley did something curious.He stuck with the run.Rather than abandoning the gameplan and relying on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to bail the Steelers out — again — Haley remained confident that if Roethlisberger kept turning around and giving the ball running back LeVeon Bell, good things would keep happening.They did, and then some.Legs churning relentlessly behind an offensive line that relished the chance to simply put its head down and mash forward, the Steelers rode Bell to a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns and an even more impressive game-ending drive in which they chewed up the final 6:58 behind their budding second-year star.Bell ran for 128 of his career-high 204 yards in the second half, including 49 on Pittsburghs final possession.We want to go out there and stay aggressive, and the line did a great job opening holes, Bell said. And the entire offence executed, so we were able to move the chains. We wanted to run the clock down as far as we could, and we were able to run it down all the way. It was a great drive.Even if good friend LeGarrette Blount didnt stick around for all of it.Blount jogged to the locker room in the final seconds, annoyed that he failed to register a carry for the first time all season. Pittsburgh responded by cutting Blount on Tuesday. While Bell said he was surprised at the decision he understands Blounts misstep would have made it hard for him to re-establish trust in the locker room as the Steelers (7-4) try to emerge from the crowded AFC North.There were some things that you cant do, and that was one of them, Bell said. When you push those buttons, thats what happens.The Steelers signed Blount last spring to help take some of the burden off Bell. It might not be necessary. The 22-year-old Bell doesnt seem to be phased by one of the NFLs heaviest workloads. He has 252 combined touches through 11 games, including 57 receptions, already a club record for the most catches in one season by a running back.Oh, to be younng again, Haley joked.dddddddddddd When everybody else was dragging around, he had a bounce in his step after the game. So, hes got energy, and well give him what he can take.Thats fine by Bell, who now finds himself the most experienced back left on the roster ahead of rookies Dri Archer, Josh Harris and LaDarius Perkins, signed Wednesday.I really dont feel any additional pressure, Bell said. This is what Ive trained for all along. Im ready for whatever they need me to do. I worked hard in the off-season and training camp to prepare myself for this time.Bell delivered a series of punishing blows while lowering his broad shoulders into Tennessee defenders Monday night while recording the NFLs highest single-game rushing total this season.Two weeks after Roethlisberger set a league record by throwing for six scores in consecutive games, the pendulum swung back the other way. With Roethlisberger under heavy pressure from the Titans, Haley decided to instead force Tennessee onto its heels by having Bell careen into gaping holes.We put a lot on him going into the game, and that was part of the plan offensively, Haley said. We all knew it, and he knew it. And he took it and ran with it, pardon the pun. He ran hard and got a lot of yards after contact.The Steelers ran for 206 yards and passed for 207 against the Titans, the kind of balance head coach Mike Tomlin was sure would come when the moment required.Pittsburgh gets a week off before a five-game sprint to end the regular season. Despite losses to the Jets and Tampa Bay, the Steelers find themselves surging behind a back that considers himself a workaholic, albeit a pragmatic one. Bell insists he will always run hard. Now hes learning how to run smart too.Youve got to find a way to get to the ground, Bell said. Thats really the biggest thing. Instead of getting hit by 2-3 guys, just get hit by one. If you cant get away, just go down. Or dont get hit at all. Step out if you get a chance, once youve gained all the yardage you need. If I can minimize the hits, Ill be fine.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '

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