The Yankees to start Domingo German Friday night, JA Happ Saturday and Allah Star Masahiro Tanaka Sunday against the brutal Blue Jays to open a family circuit of 10 games, which means that CC Sabathia and James Paxton will shoot the first two games against the Rays Monday and Tuesday.
This is how the Yankees followed the five games that preceded the break of the stars.
The Rays, second in the AL East and six and a half games into Friday night's action, will be in the Bronx for four games starting Monday night. They are followed by the Rockies for three inter-league games.
The extent to which these five names remain intact depends on what is available on the trading market and what Brian Cashman and Hal Steinbrenner want to sacrifice.
Right-handed Blue Jays Marcus Stroman, who starts Sunday, and Giants southpaw Madison Bumgarner, have sparked the interest of the Yankees, many of whom believe that it is necessary to improve the rotation to be able to participate in the competition in October. Indian right-hander Trevor Bauer has already been mentioned, but the tribe is playing better (7-3, six wins in a row) and a striking distance (5 ¹ / ₂ final) of the Twins at the top of the south-central. They lead the race for second place wild card AL.
The acquisition of a starter could also strengthen the role of poster since German, the leader of victories with 10 victories, could move to relief. Since the Yankees want to limit the number of 26-year-old right-handed maneuvers (he made 76 ¹ / this year), the decision makes sense if another runner had to join the rotation. This would also strengthen an enclosure that has been privately owned by Dellin Betances throughout the year, but largely explains why the Yankees open the action Friday night first in East LA.
The Yankees' organization is convinced that former former employee Luis Severino will be back this year. However, he did not participate in a major league game this season due to shoulder / lat problems.
Prior to the spring training, it was easy to believe that Mike King would make the big leagues at one point. After all, the 24-year-old scored 11-5 with an average of 1.79 and kept the batters at .202 batting average while going from Simple-A to Tampa, Double-A to Trenton and Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre last year.
However, a stress response to the right elbow put the right-hander on the shelf in early spring and a failure in the rehabilitation process prevented him from playing until Thursday, when he did not have a good time. he pitched for the Yankees GCL team in Lakeland.
King threw a round and pulled one out.
"It's definitely in my mind," King told Dan Martin, a member of The Post, in 2019. "I'm going to start spring training and try to prove myself."
King, a Boston College product, was purchased from the Marlins in the wake of the 2017 season with the International Signature Bonus Pool's money for domestic market player Garrett Cooper and pitcher Caleb Smith.