After today’s rain out, the Yankees will simply push their starters back a day, leaving CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Phil Hughes to start the three games in Texas. Assuming the Rangers stick with their scheduled rotation, that sets up a Kuroda vs. Yu Darvish matchup on Tuesday.
“There’s going to be a lot of people late for work (in Japan),” Joe Girardi said.
Thursday is another off day, which gives the Yankees the option of skipping Freddy Garcia the next turn through the rotation. Girardi, though, said he hasn’t made any decisions beyond Friday’s start against the Tigers. Ivan Nova will start that game, but the rest of the rotation remains undecided. The Yankees could skip Garcia and go back to Sabathia for Saturday’s game, but Girardi hasn’t committed to anything beyond Nova on Friday.
“We have no made any plans beyond that,” he said.