The New York Yankees have a great problem right now. They currently have too many good, reliable, and promising arms ahead of the 2021 MLB season, which is something that hadn't happened in quite a while.
Considering his stats and his career, you'd think that Yankees manager Aaron Boone should and would easily lean towards adding Domingo German to the team's roster. Then again, the manager is still undecided about that final roster spot.
Boone has repeatedly stated that he sees both German and standout prospect Deivi Garcia as starting pitchers. That's why, come April 1 and Opening Day, he's going to have to choose between one or the other.
Aaron Boone Sees Both Deivi Garcia And Domingo German As Starters, Is Still Undecided On Opening Day Roster
"Aaron Boone says that he sees both Dominican pitchers - Deivi Garcia and Domingo German - as starters, which probably means that just one of them will be on the roster come Opening Day #Yankees," ESPN's Marly Rivera reported.
Thus far, Garcia's numbers during Spring Training have been pretty decent. He's logged a 3.86 ERA over five starts and 14.0 IP while striking out 14 hitters, and there's clearly a lot of upside with him.
German, on the other hand, continues to be flawless since serving his year-long suspension for domestic violence. He's tossed 9 scoreless innings over three starts, striking out 13 out of the 31 hitters he's faced.
Gerrit Cole, Corey Kluber, Jameson Taillon, and Jordan Montgomery have already locked their spot in the team's rotation thus far and right now, it seems like Boone couldn't go wrong with either German or Garcia for that fifth and last spot. For the first time in years, the Yankees seem to have a somewhat solid rotation, which has been their Achilles heel in their pursuit of another World Series.