Saturday, March 26, 2011

Nova and Garcia Get The Spots

We already knew that Ivan Nova was the #4 starter (though Joe Girardi officially informed him this morning), but a bit of a surprise for the #5 spot. According to the regular Yankees beat writers, Freddy Garcia has won the final spot in the rotation with Bartolo Colon to be used in the Al Aceves role out of the bullpen.

Garcia seemed to be the early favorite for the #5 spot, but faltered in his last few starts and Colon came on strong. The guess is Girardi felt Colon could suit the pen role much better than Garcia and would be able to throw more often.

Not good news though - Pedro Feliciano likely headed to the DL. This is no surprise though since he's complained of a dead arm all spring and hasn't thrown much.

Let's just hope Kevin Millwood is never needed.

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