Girardi says Kuroda in rotation

Updated: February 28, 2012, 4:59 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Now two spots in the New York Yankees' rotation are secure.

Manager Joe Girardi indicated Tuesday that right-hander Hiroki Kuroda will join opening-day starter CC Sabathia in the five-man unit.

"We've got six guys for five spots ... and you really can look at it as, you've got CC and you've got Kuroda," Girardi said. "So, you've got four guys for three spots."

Michael Pineda, Ivan Nova, Phil Hughes and Freddy Garcia are also in the mix although Garcia and Hughes ...

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