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Brian Gordon to start for Yankees

Updated: June 16, 2011, 12:27 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Five years ago, Brian Gordon was smashing home runs in Round Rock, Texas.

Five weeks ago, he was striking out hitters in Lehigh Valley, Pa.

On Thursday, Gordon will take the mound in the Bronx as the starting pitcher for the New York Yankees.

Gordon, 32, will join the Yankees on Thursday and start against the Texas Rangers in place of Bartolo Colon, who was placed on the disabled list earlier in the week with a hamstring injury.

Gordon went 5-0 with a ...

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