Yankees right-hander Freddy Garcia sliced his hand in a kitchen accident this weekend and has been scratched from Sunday’s series finale vs. the Rays. This according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.
A.J. Burnett, who has allowed 20 hits and 11 earned runs in his last 10 1/3 innings, will take the hill instead. He could lose his spot in the Yankees’ starting rotation if things continue to go poorly.
Garcia should be ready to return after just one week of rest. The 35-year-old veteran has registered a cool 3.16 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 81/37 K/BB ratio in 122 1/3 frames this season for the Wild Card-leading Yanks.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers will retire the No. 34 jersey of pitcher Fernando Valenzuela during a three-day celebration this summer.
Valenzuela was part of two World Series champion teams, winning the 1981 Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards. He was a six-time All-Star during his 11 seasons in Los Angeles from 1980-90.
He will be honored from Aug. 11-13 when the Dodgers host Colorado.
Valenzuela will join Pee Wee Reese, Tommy Lasorda, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Jim Gilliam, Don Sutton, Walter Alston, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campanella, Jackie Robinson and Don Drysdale with retired numbers.
“To be a part of the group that includes so many legends is a great honor,” Valenzuela said. “But also for the fans, the support they’ve given me as a player and working for the Dodgers, this is also for them.”