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Vazquez to relieve vs. Red Sox

Updated: May 17, 2010, 7:59 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- With his bullpen thin, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is making Javier Vazquez a reliever for at least the Boston Red Sox series. The move puts Vazquez's scheduled start against the New York Mets on Friday in question.

"We want him to start on Friday, but sometimes you have unseen circumstances," Girardi said.

Despite the fact the Yankees are trying to protect Vazquez, this creates the possibility of repeating the scenario that began Yankees fans' ire toward ...

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