Garcia’s cut finger clears up Yankees rotation drama
As such, Garcia has been scratched from Sunday’s scheduled start against the Rays. Burnett will go instead, manager Joe Girardi said. Girardi said that Garcia cut it four or five days ago in a kitchen accident and was unable to throw his split on flat ground today.
“I’m not sure when we’ll get Freddy back,” Girardi said. “It’s not real deep, but it’s where he throws his split. It rubs on his split on the side of his finger, so the decision was made.”
The Yankees’ pitching plans at Kansas City, thus, are as follows —
Monday: Ivan Nova
Tuesday: Bartolo Colon
Wednesday: CC Sabathia
So… what if Hughes pitched well today and Garcia had been completely healthy?
“I don’t have to answer that question. That’s the beauty of this,” Girardi said.