The rumor on Thursday was that the Yankees were leaning toward carrying a second lefty on the roster. However, manager Joe Girardi can envision a number of different scenarios regarding the Yankees pitching staff.
“When you start looking at (David Phelps) and (Adam Warren) and (D.J. Mitchell), they can all be candidates,” Girardi told Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News. “It could be in addition to (a second lefty), it could be in place, either one. There’s no guarantee that the sixth starter goes to the bullpen.”
It seems as if the Yankees decision is going to go down to the wire. They have options though. They could trade somebody like Freddy Garcia which would allow them to carry both a second lefty and a long-man like Phelps, Warren, or Mitchell. They could keep Garcia and send Ivan Nova or Michael Pineda down to the minors and use Phelps/Warren/Mitchell in the pen as the long-man.
They could even just use Garcia in the bullpen and go with Nova and Pineda like everyone originally expected. The point is the Yankees have a lot of options and they haven’t made up their minds yet.
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