Early Spring Training rotation announced

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Real live baseball is just a few days away, and Bryan Hoch has the Yankees’ early Spring Training rotation for us…

March 3rd vs. Pirates: Chad Gaudin, Sergio Mitre, Al Aceves
March 4th @ Phillies: CC Sabathia (vs. Roy Halladay)
March 5th vs. Rays: Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain

The best part? All three games are on MLB Network (the Pirates and Rays games will be on YES as well), so we get to the see the Yanks in action. Based on how these things usually go, each of those guys mentioned above with throw two innings max, and the rest of the game will go to the lesser-knowns of the staff. We might even have ourselves an Andrew Brackman sighting.

Chad Jennings has the pitching probables beyond those first three games above, and he also mentions that Sabathia didn’t throw today because of the rain. He’s going to throw tomorrow instead, so don’t worry about it. Rumor has it Chan Ho Park should be in camp by then as well, though he’s about a week behind everyone else. Hooray for Spring Training!

Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, AP

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  • Cecala

    Is that a Kei Igawa sighting?

    • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

      Yeah, pretty sure that’s Vazquez and Igawa.

    • cmart332


    • Tom Zig

      I bet he is wearing sneakers.

  • 28 next year

    so freakin excited

  • thurdonpaul

    im going to the stadium tomorrow, doing the tour. it should be fun, but its gonna look funny with snow all over the place.

  • Teix is the Man

    Oh noes, Hughes is gonna win Teh Spot!! He is getting the first start!!!


    • bexarama

      I’ve already heard people complaining about CC not getting the first ST start. Really, guys? It’s Spring Training!!!

      • Tom Zig

        Welcome to the irrationality of the common Yankee fan, Bexy.

        • bexarama

          Heh, I’m well-aware. It was just dumb. Like, really?

          • DP

            The rotation works perfectly for me. I’m going to 4 games, I get Javy-CC-Joba/Hughes-and Burnett. No B-Team 5th starter candidates, and not using one of the 4 games to see Pettitte for the 100th time? Hooray!

          • DP

            Also, making it doubly stupid is the face that because CC is not pitching the opener, we get a CC-Halladay matchup on day 2.

            • Tom Zig

              Playoff preview!1!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Hmm, looks like Igawa is back on the shades. Last year I think he stopped wearing them.

    • chriskeo

      It’s always never sunny in Philadelphia Scranton.