May 9th, 2008

Galarraga to be skipped in rotation

Instead of Galarraga starting Tuesday’s series opener at Kansas City, he won’t pitch again until next Saturday at Arizona. Everyone else will move up a day to take advantage of the off-day. Thus, it’ll be Verlander, Rogers and Bonderman at Kansas City, then Robertson, Galarraga and Verlander at Arizona.

Dontrelle to rehab with Toledo

He threw a successful bullpen session today and is now set to resume his rehab assignment for the Mud Hens with a start Tuesday at Columbus. He’ll then rejoin the Tigers in Kansas City to work with pitching coach Chuck Hernandez before starting again for the Hens the following Sunday at Columbus. Where it goes from there isn’t clear yet, but take notice that Willis is starting on the same days as Armando Galarraga and you can figure out where he might slot in.

As for the lineup today, it’s all right-handers as expected against lefty Kei Igawa. Pudge returns to the leadoff spot, while Ryan Raburn bats ninth and plays center field. Here’s the full lineup:

  1. Rodriguez, C
  2. Polanco, 2B
  3. Guillen, 3B
  4. Ordonez, RF
  5. Cabrera, 1B
  6. Sheffield, LF
  7. Renteria, SS
  8. Thames, DH
  9. Raburn, CF

For the Yankees:

  1. Melky Cabrera, CF
  2. Derek Jeter, SS
  3. Bobby Abreu, RF
  4. Hideki Matsui, LF
  5. Shelley Duncan, 1B
  6. Jason Giambi, DH
  7. Wilson Betemit, 3B
  8. Robinson Cano, 2B
  9. Chad Moeller, C