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Yankees leaning away from prospects in rotation competition

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 17, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

To fill the back of their rotation, the Yankees will look at some of the young, internal options from their minor league system. This afternoon, though, Joe Girardi acknowledged that the team is leaning away from its youngest candidates.

Ivan Nova, Freddy Garcia, Bartolo Colon and Sergio Mitre are the heavy favorites in the fight for those last two starting spots.

Asked specifically about Andrew Brackman, Girardi essentially made all of the young guys — other than Nova, obviously — extreme long-shots for a job.

“I don’t think it’s completely out of the question,” Girardi said. “But I think we’re looking at some of our young kids and thinking that they might need a little bit more seasoning. Nothing is out of the question at this point, I don’t think so, but I think you’re looking more toward the veteran guys a little bit.”

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