With C.C. Sabathia and Andy Pettitte both hitting the disabled list with just about a month left until the non-waiver trade deadline, it was pretty much a given that the national baseball media would launch straight into trade speculation mode where the Yankees are concerned. Joe Girardi isn’t biting on that, however, saying that the Yankees would try out internal options, namely Adam Warren and David Phelps, before going outside of the organization for help. Of course, that’s true up until the point that it isn’t, and given that Brian Cashman already hinted that he might still be looking for starting pitching upgrades it seems likely that the Yankees will at least be calling around to see if they can get a good deal, but that isn’t likely to be the case in the immediate aftermath of these injuries.
As for right now, Warren is getting called up to take C.C. Sabathia’s place in the rotation, and you would figure that Freddy Garcia will take Pettitte’s next start. Phelps has been getting stretched out in the minors, but he could be an option to come up as a long reliever, or to pair with Garcia in an attempt to stretch one out. Continue reading Girardi shoots down knee jerk trade speculation