With the acquisition of Brandon McCarthy, and the departure of Vidal Nuno, and the shuffling around of pitchers like Jim Miller and Bruce Billings coming in, the Yankees needed a starting pitcher for the first of four in Cleveland tomorrow night.
Shane Greene will be that person as he will get the start.
Yankees announce Shane Greene will start tomorrow in Cleveland
— Erik Boland (@eboland11) July 6, 2014
What about how the rotation sets up after that? Glad you asked.
Girardi says rotation for week is shane greene, then Tanaka, then McCarthy weds. Whitley will go to bullpen for now, may still start thurs
— Daniel Barbarisi (@DanBarbarisi) July 6, 2014
The 25 year old is 4-2 with a 4.61 ERA for AAA Scranton this year. In 66.1 innings, he’s struck out 57, walked 26 and given up 79 hits. He has a 13 inning shutout streak going over his last two starts in AAA.
Greene came up back in April of this year and walked three and gave up three runs in just 1/3 of a inning against the Red Sox.