New York recalled right-hander Cody Eppley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre when outfielder Brett Gardner was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday, and Girardi said that an extra hurler could stick through the series against the Rangers next week.
"I'm pretty comfortable right now with it, but my mood could change in a day or two," Girardi said. "When I talked to [general manager] Brian [Cashman], my thought was that we needed a 13th pitcher more than another outfielder."
The situation sticks the Yankees with a short three-man bench. For Friday's game at Boston, Girardi's only options off the bench were catcher Chris Stewart, infielder Eduardo Nunez and outfielder Andruw Jones.