Before this afternoon’s game between the Yankees and the Red Sox, manager Joe Girardi announced how he’ll set up his rotation to begin the second half of the season.
“You try to get everyone almost equal rest as we move into the second half,” Girardi said before the game. “Seattle has a good number of left-handed hitters, so for CC, we put him there. And everyone gets about eight days. It’s about the same for everybody.”
The Yankees have an off-day on Monday right after the All-Star break, but Girardi said the Yankees could use a sixth starter in order to give Tanaka and another pitcher an extra day off.
“You have to see how he’s [Tanaka] doing and you go from there,” Girardi said.