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Ivan Nova to Replace Javier Vazquez In Yankees’ Rotation

Yankees were impressed enough with Ivan Nova's start Monday night in Toronto that he will replace Javier Vazquez next Sunday at Chicago.

Vazquez, who has an ERA above five, will move to the bullpen and will be available starting Monday. Joe Girardi did not comment about using Nova for more than one more start, and did not say he is prepared to use a six-man rotation.

"I'm disappointed, obviously, but I'm also not doing my job so I understand that part," Vazquez said. "Last time they put me in the 'pen, it was only one day, but that one day helped me out a little bit. Hopefully this time it will too."

The move will also give the Yankees the chance to use Vazquez to shorten Phil Hughes' starts, due to his innings limit.

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