David Phelps, Vidal Nuno to start doubleheader vs. Indians

David Phelps will pitch the first game of Monday’s doubleheader against the Indians at Progressive Field, with Vidal Nuno working the nightcap, Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced after Sunday’s 4-2 win over the Royals. It’ll be the first Major League start for Nuno, who made his big league debut with three scoreless innings against the Astros back on April 29.

The Yankees are also planning to have some assistance in town for what figures to be a long afternoon at the ballpark. Infielder Corban Joseph is expected to be added to the roster on Monday as the 26th man for the doubleheader and would return to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the game, while right-hander Brett Marshall is also believed to be heading to Cleveland as insurance just in case the Yankees need to add a pitcher to the roster between games.

New York’s bullpen could be a little short for both contests. Mariano Rivera and David Robertson have each pitched in four of the last five games, and Girardi said he couldn’t be sure if he’d have either available.


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It’s Wells again. What a great pick up for the Yankees. It seemed that maybe his career was over with a number of great years with the Jays. But his coming to the Yankees has rejuvenated him and he’s a great presence on and off the field. Cudos to Cashman for this signing. And again our starting pitching has come through. Pitching has been strong so far and we’ve got enough runs to win most of our games. The team is way ahead of where I thought they’d be at this point in the season. Keep it up boys.


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