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Tuesday June 25th 2024


Yankees-Pirates: Spring Opener Highlighted by Fifth Starter Contest

of the few question marks for the Yankees entering the 2010 season is who will fill the fifth starter's role.

While the obvious choice would be Joba Chamberlain because of how the organization has babied the right-hander in preparation for what should be his coming-out party this year, manager Joe Girardi has decided to extend the saga by announcing that five hurlers have a shot at the job.

Three of the less likely candidates took to the hill in New York's spring training opener on Wednesday at George M. Steinbrenner FieldĀ in Tampa, and each of them impressed with a pair of scoreless innings apiece.

Chad Gaudin (6-10, 4.64 ERA in '09) pitched the first two innings and was the only one of the trio to surrender a baserunner, as he allowed ...

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