Girardi to look at rotation after weekend

Girardi to look at rotation after weekend

CHICAGO -- Manager Joe Girardi reiterated on Saturday that he would evaluate his starting rotation after the weekend series with the White Sox.

"I said I'd evaluate after Sunday, and I'll stick to that," Girardi said. "Right now, the rotation is what it is."

That means Dustin Moseley and Phil Hughes are in line to start on Monday and Tuesday against the Athletics while A.J. Burnett's next turn on Wednesday remains a bit of a question mark.

Girardi, however, doesn't want to be too reactionary.

"You can't always evaluate everything when you're in a little bit of a struggle. You have to evaluate during good times and bad times," he said. "These guys have done it. They've done it over the course of the season. Right now, we're having some struggles."

The Yankees moved Javier Vazquez to the bullpen last week, after the right-hander was shelled by the Mariners. Vazquez has made one long appearance out of the bullpen since, and he could step in and take Burnett's turn if necessary. Sergio Mitre and Chad Gaudin are other candidates, with Girardi saying they could each throw as many as 75 pitches if needed.

Mitre tossed 4 2/3 innings of one-hit relief behind Burnett on Friday.