Yankees could be shifting to four-man rotation temporarily
Yankees Consider A Four-Man Rotation For June With Schedule Quirk
The New York Yankees are contemplating a four-man rotation for June and rely on Gerrit Cole, Domingo German, Clarke Schmidt and Luis Severino on normal rest until June 24. With a schedule that includes a day off every Monday of the month and no games next Thursday, the Yankees, who have had injuries eat into their starting lineup, may take advantage of the opportunity to rest some pitchers. The situation may be ideal, given that the Yankees just lost Nestor Cortes to a left-rotator cuff strain and have no Carlos Rodon and a forearm strain on top of back stiffness. As a consequence of not having a fifth starter, the Yankees were able to call up lefty Matt Krook when Cortes went on the injured list.
What is the Yankees’ current rotation situation?
The Yankees are considering a four-man rotation with Gerrit Cole, Domingo German, Clarke Schmidt and Luis Severino pitching on normal rest until June 24.
Why are the Yankees considering a four-man rotation?
The Yankees have several injuries in their starting rotation, and the schedule this month provides them with several days off that they can use to rest their pitchers.
How has the scheduling quirk been beneficial to the Yankees?
Not carrying a fifth starter allowed the Yankees to summon lefty Matt Krook when Nestor Cortes went on the injured list.
What is Carlos Rodon’s current position?
Rodon suffered back stiffness and a forearm strain. Wednesday marked the first time he threw to batters since his back began ailing.
What is next for Ian Hamilton?
Hamilton is close to a rehab assignment. He will either throw another side session or a live batting practice before his return.
What is the donation the Yankees made to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in honor of Liam Hendriks?
The New York Yankees donated $10,000 to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in honor of Liam Hendriks beating cancer. Hendriks matched the $10,000 donation to the hospital.
Temporarily, Yankees might switch to a four-man rotation.
The New York Yankees might only rely on Gerrit Cole, Domingo German, Clarke Schmidt, and Luis Severino for their starting rotation until June 24, thanks to a June schedule filled with days off. The scheduling quirk comes at an opportune time for the starting five who recently lost Nestor Cortes and is still missing Carlos Rodon. Despite not having a fifth starter, the Yankees were able to summon lefty Matt Krook on Thursday when Cortes was officially placed on the 15-day injured list.
Randy Vasquez had an excellent outing and didn’t give up any runs in 5 ²/₃ innings. Despite being tapped as the 27th man, he was sent back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre afterward. Righty reliever Ian Hamilton is also “close” to a rehab assignment, and the Yankees donated $10,000 to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in honor of Liam Hendriks beating cancer.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced that Carlos Rodon, who has been out due to back stiffness and a forearm strain, would throw two more live sessions, likely Sunday and next Thursday. If there are no setbacks, a rehab assignment would be the next step. Hamilton will either throw another side session or a live batting practice next.
Boone added that Randy Vasquez and Jhony Brito have shown enough to the team that they know they can go down there in a spot. In Ian Hamilton’s case, he is close to a rehab assignment, throwing a side session Wednesday, and about to throw another one or even a live batting practice next.
The Yankees donated to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to honor Liam Hendriks beating non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Hendriks, the White Sox’s closer, matched the donation to the hospital.