Nova replaces Vazquez in Yankees rotation

Ivan Nova has impressed the Yankees enough that he – and not Javier Vazquez – will pitch on Sunday at Chicago, manager Joe Girardi announced today.

Vazquez is moving to the bullpen for now and will be available beginning Wednesday, but Girardi would not commit to them staying with Nova more than one turn. Girardi did say that he is inclined not to use a six-man rotation.

“I’m disappointed, obviously, but I’m also not doing my job so I understand that part,” Vazquez said. “Last time they put me in the ‘pen, it was only one day, but that one day helped me out a little bit. Hopefully this time it will too.”

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