It was just announced on the New York Yankees pre-game show it was announced that Philip Hughes has been called up to the big leagues and is being added to the starting rotation this week and will make his first start with the Yankees on Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Chase Wright, who was scheduled to start opposite of Daisuke Matsuzaka on Friday night in Yankee Stadium has been sent back down and Jeff Karstens will be moved up from Thursday to Friday and will pitch the Friday night game against the Red Sox.
Presumably, Igawa and Wang will make the other two starts on Saturday and Sunday against the Red Sox this weekend.
Moose said he feels fine and is scheduled for a rehab start this week and is then anticipated to make a start next Wednesday, on May the 2nd, in Texas against the Rangers.
Jorge Posada comes back tonight and says his thumb feels fine and while Damon is being held back today, due to the turf in Tampa, he should be back in the line up this week. Replacing Damon in center is Melky Cabrera and Hideki Matsui returns to claim his customary position in left field.
Hopefully we can keep the bullpen in the bullpen for most of the game tonight and give those over worked hurlers a well earned day off.
The starting line up for tonight looks like this:
That’s the update for now from the YES Pregame Show.
LETS GO YANKEES !!!