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Mendoza will start vs. Pedro instead of Mussina

Updated: June 2, 2001, 6:01 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) – Manager Joe Torre will start Ramiro Mendoza on Monday against the Boston Red Sox, but after that, the fifth spot in the New York Yankees' rotation is a question mark.

With Orlando Hernandez on the disabled list with an injured toe and Torre hesitant to start Mike Mussina against Boston's Pedro Martinez for a third time in 12 days, Mendoza got the nod.

"We want quality and we know we'll get quality from him," Torre said. "It gives us an opportunity to see ...

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