New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman hasn’t ruled out Deivi Garcia for a possible 2020 starting rotation spot.
The farm-system pitcher showcased his talents for Single-A Tampa, Double-A Trenton, and Tripe-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre this year. Overall, he posted a record of 5-9 with an ERA of 4.28 and a WHIP of 1.347. Garcia also struck out 165 batters and walked 54. At 20 years old, could Garcia find himself in the Yankees starting rotation next year? It’s not impossible according to general manager Brian Cashman.
“How would I know?” he said, per Mollie Walker of the New York Post. “[Left-hander] Jordan Montgomery won a rotation spot, he wasn’t even on a competition list that anybody was talking about going into the spring. He wasn’t part of the depth chart, and he leapfrogged everybody and the coaches were pounding the table for him.”
Of course, the Yanks won’t need to make this decision for quite a while. We must first give this team an opportunity to process the conclusion of this past campaign.
The season ended for the Bombers on Saturday night when the Houston Astros eliminated them in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. With the game tied at 4-4, Astros second baseman José Altuve smacked a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to send Houston to the Fall Classic.