Update: CC Sabathia starting tonight’s game

6/28-6/30 Series Preview: Baltimore Orioles
Heyman: Yankees looking to acquire a third baseman

3:38pm: Pitching coach Larry Rothschild said it was just a mix-up and Sabathia was always scheduled to start tonight. Phelps goes tomorrow and Hiroki Kuroda goes on Sunday.

3:21pm: I misread, sorry. David Phelps has been scratched from tonight’s start for an unknown reason, and Sabathia is starting in his place. CC had extra rest thanks to the off-day on Monday and Ivan Nova‘s spot start. No idea what’s up with Phelps.

3:20pm: CC Sabathia has been scratched from tomorrow’s start for an unknown reason. The probable pitcher is listed as TBA at the moment, but I have to assume it’ll be Ivan Nova. No word on what’s up with Sabathia, but fingers crossed obviously.

6/28-6/30 Series Preview: Baltimore Orioles
Heyman: Yankees looking to acquire a third baseman
  • jay destro

    Sabathia starting tonight instead of Phelps

  • LK

    The good news just keeps rolling in.

  • Buhner’s barber

    Could it just be that they know that CC doesn’t like having more than his usual amount of rest?

  • Anthon

    Prelude to a trade?

  • kenthadley

    Trade with Cubs? Total speculation.

  • http:/www.twitter.com/_swarlesbarkley Mark Teixeira – Ghostbuster (formerly Drew)

    Damn it. I am going to the game on Saturday. This sucks.

  • W.B. Mason Williams

    Probably tripped over a pile of A-Rod’s money or Joba’s foot brace and is destined for the 60-day. Great.

  • jw

    Time for a quick RAB poll with total guesses about the cause . . . trade? Injury? Bitten by David Cone’s mom’s dog?

  • Evan3457

    …and that would explain why the Yanks have kept Nova around and gone with the very limited 3-man bench the last couple of days; either he has some sort of injury problem, and they weren’t sure if they needed Nova, or, as their most valuable trade piece at the moment, and at peak value, they’re dealing him imminently.

    I’m betting it’s the former, but if it’s the latter, they better get something worthwhile. Not, say, Ruiz from the Phillies.

  • trr

    Christ, now what?

  • vicki

    alack the day.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Sad to see CC go, but welcome to the Bronx, Giancarlo Stanton!


  • kenthadley

    Yanks say it was a miscommunication..Phelps tomorrow.

    • I’m One

      I like RT’s explanation better. :-)

  • Hector

    Cashman will probably trade Phelps for Ethier.

  • vicki

    mike may not have authored the bother and confusion, but you know that sadistic fucker enjoyed it.

    • mustang (The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)


      Anyone around April 1st knows it too well.


  • A-Rod


  • forensic

    No wonder Cashman wants all the announcements to go through the organization. See what can happen when things are wrong or miscommunicated…

  • LarryM Fl

    Just a minor miscommunication has occurred in this very pleasant and uneventful season, so far.

  • Emily LaTella

    Never mind.

  • Eddard

    If CC can do his job tonight we’ve got our two best ERA pitchers going in games 2 and 3. A sweep is possibly definite.

    • TomH

      Sure is, especially if they don’t let the O’s score more than 3 runs in any game.