Southpaws Clay Rapada and Michael Kirkman were added to the bullpen, replacing infielder Esteban German and right-hander Dustin Nippert.
"It allows them to do a lot of matchups," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "Against righties, we separate our lefties more, so it makes it more difficult. They might bring in one lefty to face Robbie [Cano] and then go to a righty, and then bring a lefty in to face Gardy [Brett Gardner] and Grandy [Curtis Granderson]. We're OK with that."
Granderson is the only Yankee with more than one at-bat against Kirkman, with a hit in two trips. Cano has the most at-bats against Rapada and is 0-for-3.