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Warren headed to Yankees' bullpen

ANAHEIM -- After weeks of speculation about how the Yankees would fit six starters into five slots, it appears that they have reached a decision, with right-hander Adam Warren identified as the odd man out.

Warren told The New York Daily News after Monday's 4-1 loss to the Angels that he has been informed by the team that he would not start Wednesday's series finale. Nathan Eovaldi will now start that game, pitching on regular rest.

Ivan Nova is scheduled to start on Tuesday, and projects to be joined in the rotation by Eovaldi, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and CC Sabathia.

Warren is 5-5 with a 3.59 ERA in 14 starts, but has already thrown 82 2/3 innings, his most since tossing 152 2/3 innings in the Minors in 2012. Warren was effective as a reliever last season, posting a 2.97 ERA in 69 appearances.

"I'm pleased with the way I've competed and how much I've learned as a starter," Warren said last week in Houston. "I'm trying to take it one day at a time, but I'm very pleased with how far I've come since the beginning of the year."

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat.
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