The Yankees name their starting rotation

With Michael Pineda expected to start the season on the DL with shoulder tendinitis, the rest of the Yankees starting rotation fell into place.

CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda are the No. 1 and 2 starters as expected. Phil Hughes will be behind them as the No. 3, and Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia slide in as the No. 4 and 5 guys, according to Wallace Matthews of

Andy Pettitte will of course change things when he comes back around May 1st and Pineda will return eventually. For now though things are set.

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