Rotation for next few days takes shape

We already knew that David Phelps will start Thursday night's game in Fort Myers against the Red Sox, while CC Sabathia will pitch against the Phillies' Triple-A club in Tampa on Thursday.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi revealed Wednesday that Ivan Nova will throw at home against the Twins on Friday, while Hiroki Kuroda will start against the Phillies in Clearwater -- the Yankees have a pair of split-squad games on Friday.

Then on Saturday, Freddy Garcia is slated to start against the Tigers in Lakeland -- his first start since he bruised his right hand on March 14.

Also, David Robertson is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Friday, the next step in his comeback from a sprained right foot.