Palladino: Busted Rotation May Send Yankees Shopping Come July

CBS New York

By Ernie Palladino
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Thank goodness for Masahiro Tanaka. Without him, who knows where the Yankees would be right now.

Where they’ll be in another month is quite a different story. That beautiful rotation they started the season with has turned into quite a shambles, what with CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda all on the DL. The only two who are coming back are Sabathia, who was set to take a cortisone shot in a degenerative right knee Thursday, and Pineda, who is on the shelf with a right shoulder blade issue.

With Nova out for the season with Tommy John surgery, the Yanks can only play the waiting game for Sabathia and Pineda, and then cross their fingers and pray for some long-term heartiness. Until those two get back, gentlefolks like Thursday night’s Subway Series finale starter Chase Whitley, making his…

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