Andy Pettitte will start on Tuesday, pushing David Phelps into the bullpen.
Andy is slated for approximately 70 pitches on Sunday, meaning we could see Phelps throw a few innings after him. As for David, he'll throw a side-session in the next day or two, and wouldn't be available in relief until Sunday anyway.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
According to Jon Heyman there is a "good chance" Rafael Soriano opts out of his contract, which is set to pay him $14 million in 2013, making him a free agent after this season. If Mariano doesn't return, then that could make the bullpen pretty iffy, as I don't see any way the Yankees re-sign Soriano to a multi-year contract. Heck, Cashman didn't want to sign him in the first place. Of course, if the team needs to fill the closer role, then that could change.
Say goodbye to Fenway Park for the season, especially you Nick Swisher, because we will no longer benefit from (and sometimes die by) that annoying green monster, or that even more annoying pesky pole, or that just downright silly triangle in center field. The Yankees finish up their three game set with the Red Sox tonight as they send Phil Hughes to the mound to face off against Felix Doubront. The game will be televised on YES and MLB Network at 7:10 pm ET.
Derek Jeter DH
Nick Swisher RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Andruw Jones LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Steve Pearce 1BEduardo Nunez SS
Ivan Nova is scheduled to start in place of Freddy Garcia in his next scheduled start against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Nova was not exactly in the discussion for the CY Young award before he went on the DL but he has to give us a better chance to win then Freddy does. Hopefully this time off has healed the shoulder and gotten his head and mechanics right so we can right this ship.