Right-hander David Phelps will be making his first career start for the Yankees tonight as they face the Kansas City Royals. Phelps replaced Freddy Garcia in the rotation after Garcia was demoted to the bullpen.
With Chavez and Swisher injuries leaving the bench short, the Yankees called up Jayson Nix from the Empire State Yankees. Nix is in left field and batting ninth.
According to Chad Jennings, Eric Chavez is not listed as a bench player. Guess is that he’s going on the DL.
Left-hander Danny Duffy (1-2, 3.63 ERA) is on the mound for the Royals.
New York Yankees (13-11)
Derek Jeter DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Russell Martin C
Jayson Nix LF
Pitching: RHP David Phelps (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Game Time: 8:10 p.m. EST. at Kauffman Stadium
TV: YES, MLBN
Radio: WCBS 880, WADO 1280
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