Garcia’s cut finger clears up Yankees rotation drama

Freddy Garcia has been scratched from his scheduled start Sunday.

In the end, it turns out that neither Phil Hughes nor A.J. Burnett will be bounced from the rotation. The unlucky contestant for now is Freddy Garcia, who has a cut on a finger of his pitching hand and is unable to throw his split-fingered fastball.

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.

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Fan Confidence Poll: August 15th, 2011
By Mike Axisa

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 8/15/2011
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SCRANTON/WB @ Syracuse (Nationals) 7:00 PM
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Hickory (Rangers) @ CHARLESTON 7:05 PM
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GCL Pirates @ GCL YANKEES 12:00 PM

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD 8/14/2011
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SCRANTON/WB @ Syracuse (Nationals) POSTPONED
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TRENTON 2 @ Harrisburg (Nationals) 4
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TAMPA 5 @ Dunedin (Blue Jays) 7
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Hickory (Rangers) 1 @ CHARLESTON 4
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Auburn (Blue Jays) @ STATEN ISLAND POSTPONED
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A version of this with BOX links is available directly. Please E-mail a request to me as below. You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com/post/category/minor-leagues-2/box-score-minor-leagues for BOX details.

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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE (EDT)
MON, AUG 15 - at Kansas City - 8:10 PM - YES
TUE, AUG 16 - at Kansas City - 8:10 PM - MY9
WED, AUG 17 - at Kansas City - 8:10 PM - YES
THU, AUG 18 - at Minnesota - 8:10 PM - MY9
FRI, AUG 19 - at Minnesota - 8:10 PM - YES
SAT, AUG 20 - at Minnesota - 7:10 PM - YES, MLBN
SUN, AUG 21 - at Minnesota - 2:10 PM - YES, TBS

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