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Bartolo Colon Being Given the Ball for First Game…of Spring Training

anybody goes crazy, curses out Joe Girardi or stops watching Yankee games, let me just remind everyone that this is the Grapefruit League.

And thank God it is, because Colon's start means absolutely nothing today.

In today's spring training opener, manager Joe Girardi has decided to allow the newly-signed reclamation project to start.

Does it mean something that he is getting the first opportunity to prove himself worthy for one of the final two rotation spots?

Probably not, as it's been reported that Freddy Garcia has the advantage for the No. 4 spot and the young Ivan Nova will most likely be the No. 5 starter.

Girardi backed his decision by saying that Colon is "possibly a little more ready." Colon pitched ...

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