Michael Pineda to DL; Yankees rotation set

Michael Pineda was placed on the DL with shoulder tendonitis one day after complaining of pain following a dismal outing against the Phillies.  It seems the move should finalize the rotation for the Yankees as they head into the last few days of spring training.  As it stands here is what the starting five looks like:

C.C. Sabathia

Hiroki Kuroda

Phil Hughes

Ivan Nova

Freddy Sanchez

Of course once Andy Pettitte is ready to go in early May someone will have to be bumped, and in all likelihood Freddy Sanchez will move into the long relief role.  Once Pineda is healthy we will be looking at the rotation once again, with the battle between him, Hughes, and Nova to see who sticks.

So the starting five is set heading into opening day April 6th, but hardly set for the entire season.  Should be fun to watch.

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Here’s to a great day of baseball!





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