Warren To Get A Shot

As the battle for the final two rotation spots is about to get underway, Girardi will have right-hander Adam Warren start games this spring and fight for a role as a starting pitcher.

Over his five-year career, the 29-year old owns a 3.88 ERA and a 6.6 K/9 ratio as a starter compared to a 3.51 ERA and 8.0 K/9 ratio as a reliever.

In 2015, after making his way onto the 25-man roster as the fifth starter, Warren made 17 starts and went 6-6 with a 3.66 ERA including a strikeout per nine innings rate of 6.3. Notably, his strikeout rate was 9.4 that year out of the ‘pen.

Warren will contend with Luis Severino, Chad Green, Luis Cessa and Bryan Mitchell in camp but keep in mind, last year’s Yankees saw Yankees’ saw 22 starts made by hurlers that weren’t even in the rotation to start the season. Expect the rotation to vary throughout the regular season no matter who wins a spot by Opening Day.