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.