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David Phelps to start opener vs. Rangers

Phelps attended Hazlewood West High School in Missouri

Phelps attended Hazlewood West High School in Missouri and was listed as the top prospect in Missouri among 2005 prep seniors by Baseball America. He attended Notre Dame for college. (Credit: AP)

TORONTO -- Joe Girardi officially named rookie righthander David Phelps, 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA in three starts this season, as his starter Monday night against the Rangers.

"I'm looking forward to it a lot," said Phelps, whose most recent start was July 4 against the Rays (one runs, four hits in 41/3 innings). "Hopefully, I can go out there and learn from what I did last time. It's a huge series."

Phelps will be on a pitch count of 75 to 80.

Tags: Yankees , Joe Girardi , David Phelps

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