Yankees may skip Sweaty Freddy on Saturday

In the wake of the rainout in Boston yesterday, Joe Girardi has named his rotation for the rest of the week up until Saturday. What he did was simply push back the starters a day each until then. He hasn’t figured out what he is going to do on Saturday yet when he will have the option of skipping Freddy Garcia and using ace CC Sabathia on normal rest.

Ivan Nova pitches on Friday and Joe Girardi said simply to George King of the NY Post, “After that, we’ll see.”

Garcia has struggled in three starts this season, averaging just four innings a start with a 9.75 ERA. His K/9 and BB/9 are right in line with what they were last season, his splitter has just been a bit flat and he’s been entirely all too hittable. With Andy Pettitte poised to comeback in roughly two weeks,

Girardi could elect to minimize the damage Garcia can do by skipping him this weekend. It would mean that Garcia only has to pitch once more between now and Pettitte’s return. That would also give him the option of using Garcia out of the bullpen if needed this week.

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