The Yankees are making moves, trying to sure up their rotation and bullpen. Unfortunately, through only 20 games this season, this is a move that needed to be made. At present, the Yankees only have five quality starts, a 6.37 ERA and are only averaging 5.1 innings per start. With numbers like that, the Yankees' spectacular bullpen is bound to be taxed.
Freddy Garcia, with his 12.51 ERA this season and two consecutive outings of less than two innings per start is on the move to the bullpen. Yankees manager Joe Girardi alluded to the fact that David Phelps is the best candidate to move into the rotation and will most likely make the next start when Garcia's spot comes up.
D.J. Mitchell was called up to the big club, while Cody Eppley was optioned down to Triple-A after pitching three innings in the bullpen on Saturday. Mitchell and Garcia will most likely take Phelps' role as the long man in the bullpen.
The Yankees will have to make a decision after Andy Pettitte makes his way back to the Major Leagues. There are several ways the Yankees can go. One is making a full decision on Garcia's future with the club. He is not built for the bullpen and the Yankees have a lot of pitching depth in their system.
We'll know more over the next couple of weeks, but for now the Yankees have made some decisions that should help the team right now.