Sunday, April 29, 2012

Roster Moves and Rotation News

Well, we finally got what we've been asking for for weeks. Sort of.

Freddy Garcia has been moved to the bullpen. However, Girardi didn't say who will replace Sweaty in the rotation. It could be David Phelps, who's thrown 17.2 innings this season to an ERA of 3.57 and WHIP of 1.075. But that wasn't the only move the team made today, as Cody Eppley was sent down to AAA and DJ Mitchell was called up to take his place.

Mitchell has started four games for the Empire State Yankees, with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 3.13. In 23 innings DJ has allowed 13 hits and 7 walks, giving him a WHIP of only 0.87. Even better is the fact he's struck out 21 batters, giving him a 3:1 K/BB ratio. So he could be the man to take the 5th rotation spot, instead of Phelps.

I'll be looking out to see whether DJ pitches today, as that could let us know what will happen on Thursday... which would have been the day of Garcia's next start.

EDIT: As per Joe Girardi's announcement, David Phelps will be taking Freddy Garcia's rotation spot.

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