Yankees Going with a 6-Man Rotation

Via Chad Jennings of the Journal News:

The rotation is the same for today(CC), Tuesday(Hughes) and Wednesday(Burnett).

The Yankees have changed Thursday’s starter to Ivan Nova, leaving Bartolo Colon, CC Sabathia and Freddy Garcia to start the weekend series in Boston.

This is a smart move and I was a bit surprised by it. It gives the Yankees more time to evaluate Phil Hughes while keeping Nova on the big league team. At this point Nova is good enough that he shouldn’t be demoted. Over the next two weeks it seems like there is a battle between Hughes and Nova. The loser likely ends up in the bullpen. This also sets the Yankees up to have their three best pitchers going against Boston.

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