Yankees rotation set, with Cole, Kluber, German 1-2-3

Gerrit Cole, Corey Kluber and Domingo Germán will start the first three games for the Yankees in 2021.

Gerrit Cole, Corey Kluber and Domingo Germán are set to take the mound against the Blue Jays in the Yankees’ first series of the regular season, with manager Aaron Boone announcing on Sunday that the club plans to “slow play” Jameson Taillon coming off Tommy John surgery.

With that trio set to work in the April 1-4 set against Toronto, Boone plans to send Jordan Montgomery, Cole and Taillon to the hill in the April 5-7 series against the Orioles.

“With Jamo, we feel like he’s in such a good spot physically. With the off-days we have in April, we just want to be mindful of building these guys up properly,” Boone said. “We feel like a sixth starter is going to factor in at least once in the month of April. By doing it this way, we’ll keep our guys as much as possible on that fifth day and sixth day.”

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