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AL East update: Masahiro Tanaka, Stephen Drew, Anthony Varvaro

The Yankees will look to replace their ace, but not their second baseman.

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With ace Masahiro Tanaka out for a month with wrist and forearm injuries, the Yankees will look to bolster their rotations with internal options in his absence, according to Chad Jennings of

Veterans Chris Capuano and Ivan Nova are rehabbing from injuries at the team's spring training complex in Florida and neither will be ready for a few weeks, so in the immediate future New York will turn to 25-year-old Chase Whitley, who allowed one run in five innings in what was to be a spot start on Tuesday.

AL East standings 4/30:

East W L GB
NY Yankees 13 9 -
Boston 12 10 1
Tampa Bay 12 10 1
Baltimore 10 10 2
Toronto 10 12 3

AL East news & notes 4/30: