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Manuel Banuelos to start vs. Red Sox

Updated: March 14, 2011, 5:42 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA -- The New York Yankees will give top pitching prospect Manny Banuelos his first taste of the rivalry when he starts on Monday against the Red Sox. Yankees manager Joe Girardi has made Banuelos his starter for Monday night after Sergio Mitre came down with a slight muscle pull in his back.

With the game being broadcast on ESPN2 at 7 p.m., Girardi is curious to see how Banuelos reacts.

"Even if he gets too hyped up, that is something that he can learn from," Girardi ...

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