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.