It seems for the rest of the way, the Yankees are going with a five-man rotation. But because they’re going with a five-man rotation, one pitcher has been bumped from his starting position and will make his trek to the bullpen.
The Yankees announced Ivan Nova has been taken out of the rotation and has been placed in the Yankees bullpen. The team also announced their rotation for the weekend series against the New York Mets, and the Mets have also announced who will start against the Yankees.
Nova will provide the Yankees with an extra arm out of the pen and with Adam Warren in the rotation, the pen needed a consistent arm.
Joe Girardi has indicated that with the current rotation, Tanaka is slated to start a potential Game 1 of the American League Division Series.