If you interpret the words of general manager Brian Cashman, the fifth spot in the Yankees’ rotation looks like it is Adam Warren’s to lose.
Esmil Rogers, trying to cement a spot on the New York Yankees’ pitching staff, tossed two scoreless innings Thursday in a 2-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
When healthy, the Yankees’ top three of Tanaka, Pineda and Sabathia could be as good as any in baseball. The problem: they have to prove they’re no longer damaged goods.
The pitcher is guaranteed $750,000 under the deal, which was reached Tuesday night ahead of the deadline for teams to offer 2015 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters.
Carlos Beltran hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as the New York Yankees broke out to support improbable fill-in starter Esmil Rogers and beat the sloppy Cleveland Indians 10-6 on Friday night for their sixth win in seven games.
“I think we’re going to compete. I think we’re improved,” Brian Cashman said after Thursday’s trade deadline. “We’re going to find out if it’s enough or not.”
Troy Tulowitzki hit a go-ahead homer through the thick fog and the Colorado Rockies, off to the best start in club history, beat the New York Mets 5-4 on Wednesday night.