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Yankees lineup vs. Tigers - David Phelps to the DL; Ian Clarkin promoted to Tampa

David Phelps heads to the DL with elbow inflammation; Matt Daley rejoins the team to take Phelps' spot; and Ian Clarkin gets a promotion to High-A.

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The Yankees face a tough challenge over the next four games against the AL Central leaders, who added to their already impressive pitching rotation by acquiring David Price at the trade deadline. Tonight's series opener will feature Brandon McCarthy opposing Max Scherzer on the mound.

This lineup looks like the one we have come to expect. Red-hot Brett Gardner leads off with Derek Jeter and Jacoby Ellsbury following behind. Steven Drew and Martin Prado, the newest Yankees, round out the lineup at the bottom. Hopefully this lineup that scored eight runs last night can keep it going against the reigning Cy Young award winner tonight.

David Phelps has been placed on the DL due to inflammation in his elbow, as reported after he exited last night's game. Matt Daley has been called up to replace him on the roster.

In exciting prospect news, left-hander Ian Clarkin has been promoted from Low-A Charleston to High-A Tampa. This puts all three first rounders from 2013 at High-A in their first full professional seasons. This is very exciting news considering how poorly the farm system did a year ago. Aaron Judge, Eric Jagielo, and Clarkin could be big parts of the Yankees' future and it's very heartening to see them doing so well.

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