Mitre in, Nova not an option right now

May, 6, 2010
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The Yankees plan on going with Sergio Mitre to replace Andy Pettitte, if Pettitte, as expected, misses his next start.

"If you were to speculate Mitre, you wouldn't be wrong," a Yankee official said.

Earlier today, two baseball officials with knowledge of the Yankees thinking said that the possibility of Alfredo Aceves getting the start should not be ruled out. Now, it can be ruled out.

Long-term if Pettitte's injury becomes more serious or Javier Vazquez continues to pitch poorly, then Mitre and Aceves could be in the rotation. The Yankees prefer not to turn to Ivan Nova, who is pitching the best at Triple-A.

Nova is 2-0 with a 2.43 ERA in six starts. Ideally, they want him to spend the whole year at Scranton and then be called up in September.

The Yankees likely will make some sort of move going into the weekend or during the weekend, because of the weather in Boston and the amount of relievers that usually needed for games at Fenway. Greg Golson may be going back to Triple-A.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
12 2.51 135 129
OTHER LEADERS
BAB. Gardner .283
HRM. Teixeira 18
RBIM. Teixeira 50
RB. Gardner 67
OPSB. Gardner .812
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135