concern for the Yankees as of late. Joba Chamberlain is being subjected to an innings limit, and Sergio Mitre has struggled. The Yankees just signed Russ Ortiz, but there is a reason he was not currently on a major league roster. So today, the Yankees permanently solved their problem, promoting one of their JUGS machines to be the 5th starter.
"I don't know why we didn't think of this sooner," said a source within the Yankees front office. "A machine is more durable, and can go deeper into the games. This will save a lot of wear and tear on our bullpen. Naming a JUGS machine as the team's 5th starter is a bit unconventional, but was a better option than converting Derek Jeter to spot starter."