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Rotation adjustment - Felix won't pitch Saturday (UPDATED 3:15)

We were just talking with pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre about possible changes to the rotation. And he admitted there had been some, but he wouldn't tell us completely how or why the changes were made, saying he'll let Mac handle that. Originally we were talking to Stottlemyre about perhaps Miguel Batista or Jarrod Washburn getting skipped or replaced, but the changes appear to be because of other things...

But here's what we know...

Felix Hernandez will not be making his scheduled start on Saturday. It looks as though his sore calf is still bothering him to the point that he can't go. Manager John McLaren said that Felix will try and pitch on Monday to start the homestand against Boston.

Instead, Carlos Silva will get pushed up a day and pitch on Saturday, while Jarrod Washburn will pitch on Sunday.

The Yankees have also adjusted their rotation, switching Chien-Ming Wang and Mike Mussina.

So here's how it looks like the updated match-ups will be

Bedard vs. Pettitte, today

Silva vs. Mussina, Saturday

Washburn vs. Wang, Sunday

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