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Girardi Announces Sabathia As Fifth Starter

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Manager Joe Girardi has announced that pitcher CC Sabathia will be the Yankees fifth starter beating out pitcher Ivan Nova for the position. Sabathia was 6-10 with an ERA of 4.73 for the Yankees in 2015. He allowed 10.1 hits, 2.7 walks, and had 7.4 strike outs per nine innings of work. Ivan Nova will be sent to the bullpen were he will assume the swingman role.  The Yankees likely have the best bullpen in baseball, and if Sabathia can take them into the sixth they can turn the game over to the pen.  A strategy that the World Series Champion Kansas City Royals have used in their championship run.

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