posted on Sep, 25 2004 @ 07:02 PM
BOSTON -- Kevin Brown will return to the New York Yankees' rotation Sunday to start the series finale against the Boston Red Sox.
Brown has been out since breaking his non-pitching hand when he punched a clubhouse wall in frustration on Sept. 3. The right-hander threw in the
bullpen Friday, wearing a glove but letting someone else catch the return throws. Yankees manager Joe Torre said Brown will pitch wearing a glove with
Torre said he hadn't decided whether Brown will be in the playoff rotation. The Yankees entered Saturday night's game with a 5½-game lead over Boston
in the AL East. They have already clinched at least a wild-card spot.
Brown had surgery two days after punching the wall during a 3-1 loss to Baltimore that left the Yankees only 2½ games ahead of the Red Sox. He had
the pins removed from his hand on Thursday.
Acquired last offseason in a trade with Los Angeles, Brown is 10-4 with a 3.99 ERA.