David Phelps will replace Freddy Garcia in rotation


Following this afternoon’s win against the Tigers, Joe Girardi announced that David Phelps will assume Freddy Garcia‘s rotation spot. He’ll start in Kansas City on Thursday.

Categories : Asides, Pitching


  1. RR says:

    YES said DJ Mitchell call-up, is that still happening? Garcia and Mitchell in the pen, Eppely to SWB?

  2. Get Phelps Up (formerly Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat) says:

    This makes me happy.

  3. Dino Velvet says:

    what contributions can Freddie make from the bullpen with his noodle arm?

  4. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    So, if Joe had been quicker to make this decision, he would have stretched him out a couple more innings yesterday.

  5. Kentucky Bomber says:

    Skip Garcia’s turn yesterday and we had a good shot a sweep this weekend.

  6. Tom Zig says:

    Yanks should just cut Garcia. What’s his role, back-up long reliever?

    • Scott says:

      He’s our “third inning specialist” for Hughes starts.

    • Mike E says:

      Yanks will probably keep him on the roster and work on some stuff, let his arm rest. Once he gets a few starts out of the pen he’ll probably be released if he’s terrible or put on the DL to give him even more time without taking up a spot.

  7. Scott says:

    Picture Phelps’ mindset: in March he had to be thinking, “great, this team has 8 big-league starters ahead of me, then the team seems to like Banuelos/Betances better, so what am I, a 25 year-old AAA pitcher who’s TENTH in line to start?” Weeks later, he’s now the #5 starter, maybe #4 if Hughes keeps sucking. The guy must be on cloud nine after seeing little hope in March. Sorry for getting maudlin but I’m psyched for the dude.

    • jjyank says:

      Yeah, I’m sure Phelps is pumped. New father and new starter for the New York Yankees in the span of about a month. Pretty awesome for him.

    • Preston says:

      I’d settle for adequacy. Something we haven’t gotten from Garcia or Hughes. If he can have a mid 4 era and 5.5 innings per start, we’ll win more of those games than not.

  8. Pablo says:

    (first comment in a while!) Does this mean that Andy returns to take Phil’s spot?

  9. Plank says:

    How many hours until Garcia goes on the DL?

    • Scott says:

      If Hughes got DL’d for “dead arm” for laziness-induced arm weakening, how about a DL diagnosis of “fat and old” for Garcia?

  10. the other "D.J" of the Yankees (formerly STONE COLD Austin Romine) says:

    Best of luck to Phelps.

  11. jjyank says:

    I think we all saw this coming, but I approve. At this point, I have more faith in the young prospect than the older junkballing vet. I like Garcia, but his leash is at an end for now. Phelps as looked impressive at times, let’s see what he can do. KC should be a good way to break him in.

    • jsbrendog says:

      the only teams with higher ops than KC:

      red sox

      they are no pushover offensively.

  12. John "Bradshaw" Layfield says:

    Good, hope they don’t pull the plug on him if he has one bad start. Give the kids a chance.

  13. Cy Pettitte says:

    I foresee another unfortunate knife accident for Freddy

  14. qwerty says:

    Garcia is redundant with Pettitte coming back.

  15. Monterowasnotdinero says:

    Does Phelps have his own IPK abbreviation? I think his stuff is somewhat similar.

  16. [...] in today’s outing. Freddy was pulled from the rotation following Saturday’s game and will be replaced by David Phelps. D.J. Mitchell was called up while Cody Eppley was optioned [...]

  17. Ramon says:

    Phil Hughes …..NEXT!!!

  18. JRM' says:

    So, the guy that went “eenie-meenie” on Garcia vs Colon. Is he the same genius who thought getting rid of Montero…..for someone with the worst second half of 2011, was a good deal?
    Betcha The Boss is calling that Yankee Doodle something a lot worse than “Macaroni”

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