Yesterday, the Yankees shuffled their Triple-A rotation. Normally not a big deal, but it created an intriguing possibility: It moved Manny Banuelos into a position to start one of those doubleheader games against the Orioles at the end of the month.
That’s not going to happen.
Brian Cashman said via email that the Triple-A rotation was not shuffled to put Banuelos in position for a big league call-up. The change was apparently made because David Phelps is coming off the disabled list and will make his return on Friday. Cashman said it’s “false” that Banuelos is being lined up to possibly start one of those doubleheader games.
Banuelos starts tonight, Dellin Betances on Thursday and Phelps on Friday.