Tampa, Florida / 28.03.2021 14:40:27
After several weeks of speculation in which the Yankees began to analyze their most real possibilities based on what was seen in Spring Training 2021, manager Aaron Boone made official what the team’s rotation will be for the start of the season from the MLB.
Yankees rotation for MLB start 2021
- Gerrit Cole
- Corey Kluber
- Domingo German
- Jordan Montgomery
- Gerrit Cole
- Jameson Taillon
#Yankees rotation plans through the first six games:
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 28, 2021
The opening rotation announced by manager Boone is for the first six games of the season.
The first place indisputably goes to the ace Gerrit Cole, who will be the starting pitcher for Opening Day 2021 when they face the Blue Jays. The next position is occupied by the new reinforcement Corey Kluber, who signed for a season and $ 11 million, though it wasn’t the biggest offer he ever received.
Domingo German will close out the first series against Toronto, his first official game after the MLB office suspended him 81 games over a domestic violence case in late 2019.
Jordan Montgomery will open the series against the Orioles on April 5, a game before Gerrit Cole gets back into action for Game 5 of the year.
Yankees starters schedule for the start of the season, per Aaron Boone:
G1 Gerrit Cole
G2 Corey Kluber
G3 Domingo German
G4 Jordan Montgomery
G5 Gerrit Cole
G6 Jameson Taillon
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) March 28, 2021
Jameson Taillon is the last scheduled pitcher the Yankees have for the start of the season, however, he will pitch until the sixth game as he is fine-tuning the final details after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Taillon’s last official major league game was on May 1, 2019 as a pitcher for the Pirates.
According to reports, the same Taillon situation would cause the Yankees to work with a rotation of six pitchers in the first month of the season. MLB.