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Update: With Masahiro Tanaka moving closer to a return, the Yankees are considering going with a six-man rotation at some point in September and could do it for the entire 2015 season
That was from Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild, who quickly followed it up with a We are going to look at every avenue possible. It doesnt mean we are going to do it. It was brought up as a potential way to keep Tanaka rested. Apparently in Japan, starters only throw once a week. At this stage of the game, if you're using a starter from the Yankees, you're not going to be too upset about maybe missing a start. It wouldn't be more than that.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Eduardo Rodriguez will start Thursday in Texas for the Red Sox.
The Red Sox were considering bringing Rodriguez up in late April when Wade Miley was struggling but now they may consider him a potential replacement for the nightmare that is Joe Kelly. He'll start Thursday to stay on his regular throwing schedule and this may only be a spot start/audition, but keep an eye on him especially if there's a chance he joins the rotation. Analysis: Howard Bender
Wil Myers (wrist) is improving but not close to returning.
It's not so much that he isn't close to returning, it's that the Padres are being very cautious with him and have not set a timetable for him to start swinging a bat. Once he does start, it might not be too long before he lands on a rehab assignment. The team is hoping for an early-to-mid June return, but we'll just have to wait and see. Analysis: Howard Bender