Bartolo Colon Will Likely Pitch This Weekend

Via Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York:

GM Brian Cashman said the Yankees “were inclined to bring back” Bartolo Colon to pitch against the Mets this weekend at CitiField, most likely for Saturday afternoon’s game. Earlier, Joe Girardi said his Saturday starter was “Mr. TBA,” and said it would be either Colon or Brian Gordon. But Cashman made it sound as if it would be an upset if anyone but Colon was on the for the mound in the middle game of Subway Series II.

“If he looks the way we’ve been told than I think yeah, we’re inclined to bring him back for this weekend,’ Cashman said on the field before tonight’s Yankees-Brewers game at Yankee Stadium. “I think that’s our mindset. Bottom line is, as long as everything goes right, I think you’ll see him this weekend.”

Colon has been the Yankees second best pitcher this season so getting him back is great news. Part of me is worried that they may be rushing him back too soon as any type of leg injury tends to linger with pitchers. The Yankees know what they are doing though and have been conservative with Colon in the past.

The Yankee rotation, that has been criticized ever since they missed out on Cliff Lee this offseason is actually coming together quite well. In fact, once Hughes and Colon return they are going to have to make a tough decision as to who gets cut. Brian Gordon is obviously gone, but after him it is unclear who will get bumped out.

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2 Responses to Bartolo Colon Will Likely Pitch This Weekend

  1. Hardcore Yankee Fan says:

    I'd rather they go for a Noesi/Miltre combo or something like that. I obviously don't know as much as the Yanks do about Colon's situation but I don't inherently like the idea of him having to bat. What if he gets a hit, God forbid.

  2. Mike Sommer says:

    Sweeney Murti tweets that it'll be Nova, Colon and Garcia this weekend vs. the Mets. No tweet about a corresponding move for Colon.