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Yanks send Freddy Garcia to 'pen

Updated: April 30, 2012, 8:02 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees have decided to put struggling starter Freddy Garcia in the bullpen with rookie David Phelps assuming the fifth starter role for the moment.

Phelps, who is from St. Louis, will make his first start Thursday against the Royals in Kansas City.

With a day off scheduled for May 7, the Yankees only need one start from the No. 5 spot until veteran Andy Pettitte's possible return around May 10.

Used primarily as the team's long reliever, Phelps has ...

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