Outside the box Internal Starter option?

I have an idea that I'd like to see the Yankees at least explore.

Let Clay Holmes see if he can handle a starting role.

Why do I think this:

His control improved dramatically with the Yankees.

With his main pitch being a rock-hard sinker, I saw an awful lot of Kevin Brown in him every time he took the mound.

He's a big, strong guy.

He has improved control.

He has a main pitch that leads to tons of ground balls.

I could easily see him average 6+ innings over a full season.

Length, control, and ground balls seems like a potential starter's profile to me.

If he works out, they have a big, strong, effective 5th/6th starter. If he doesn't, place him back in the pen.

Nothing ventured...nothing gained.


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