With no DH on tap, Yanks push Garcia back a weekBy
As both teams hit the road after their afternoon contest Thursday, the Yankees and the Twins aren’t going to be making up their rained-out game with a double-header tomorrow. Instead, tonight’s game will remain in limbo until the MLB schedulers can figure out how to get the Twins back into New York for a one-game set likely in September. Meanwhile, the Yanks are using the rainout to skip Freddy Garcia. Instead, A.J. Burnett will start tomorrow, and Garcia will not make his Bronx debut until next Friday’s affair against the Texas Rangers.
Joe will have more analysis on this development for the overnight. I have to think the Yanks will try to get Garcia some work out of the pen. By the time April 15 rolls around, it will have been 17 days since Garcia’s last Spring Training start. But on the flip side, as Cliff Corcoran noted, the Yanks will have played 13 games before needing Garcia’s services.