GM Cashman says too early to determine Yanks' plan
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- Searching for starting pitching, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said it's too early in the offseason to determine whether he'll go for a big-name addition to his rotation.
New York went into spring training uncertain who would start behind CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Phil Hughes. Rookie Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia won jobs, and Bartolo Colon, like Garcia at spring training with a minor league contract, joined the rotation in April after Hughes went on the DL.
Garcia went 12-8 and Colon 8-10, combining to make 52 starts. Using an unusual description, Cashman said the Yankees again could sign low-cost veterans with uncertain value.
Prospects such as Hector Noesi, David Phelps, Adam Warren and Dellin Betances also could be looked at during spring training.