Chris Capuano is headed for the Yankees’ disabled list

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Yankees left-hander Chris Capuano has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 quadriceps strain and is expected to begin the season on the disabled list.

That means New York has an opening in the rotation after re-signing the 36-year-old veteran for $5 million to eat some back-of-the-rotation innings. Last season Capuano posted a 4.35 ERA in 97 innings for the Red Sox and Yankees, spending time in the rotation and the bullpen.

Adam Warren is one candidate to step into the rotation spot, although the Yankees may be tempted to keep him in the bullpen after last year’s success as a reliever.