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 lohud.com.
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.
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- Brian Cashman: New York Yankees Stephen Drew is here to stay - Yankees Blog - ESPN
"Playing mostly second and some short, Drew has been pretty good defensively, save for the throwing error on Monday night that cost the Yankees a run. All and all, in Cashman's estimation -- which is one of the only ones that count -- Drew should not be looking over his shoulder."
- The impact of the Orioles' cancelled, moved — and empty stadium — games - Baltimore Business Journal
"Fortunately for the the Orioles, they will get ticket and concessions revenue at the games this weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla,, against the Rays although it's impossible to know how much revenue will be recouped for the team under this arrangement."
- Silverman: Red Sox content to give faltering starters long leash | Boston Herald
"Eight starts, or "hopefully north of 40 innings for a given starter," is the time frame manager John Farrell laid out earlier this week for how long it takes to get a "snapshot" of "where you’ve been and maybe where you’re going"."
- Ben Cherington on pitching woes: ‘Definitely focus internally first’ - WEEI.com
"Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington is not ready to explore alternatives to his beleaguered starting rotation, but if the club reaches that point, it will focus internally before entering the trade market."
- Should the Rays claim Anthony Varvaro off waivers? - DRaysBay
"I'd be intrigued if the Rays managed to get Varvaro on the waiver wire or as a minor league free agent, but I'm not confident he makes for a great upgrade over Gomes or Yates."