Yankees have so much pitching they don’t know what to do with it

Jaime Garcia is scheduled to join the Yankees on Tuesday and while the Yankees didn’t know Monday where the veteran lefty would fit into the rotation, he will be a starter.

“We got Garcia here to be a starting pitcher, but to be honest we have acquired a lot of guys here recently,’’ said general manager Brian Cashman who, while working on deals for Garcia on Sunday and Sonny Gray on Monday, hadn’t had time to sit with manager Joe Girardi and pitching coach Larry Rothschild to sort out who pitches where and when. “I will sit down with Joe and Larry and map out whatever is in our best interests. But we did acquire both of these guys to be starters for us. I can tell you that is our intent.’’

Barring an injury to Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia and Gray, Garcia will likely replace Jordan Montgomery in the rotation.

While the Yankees haven’t talked about limiting Montgomery’s innings, that could figure in the decision. He has worked 110 ²/₃ frames this year. The most he has thrown as a professional are 139 ¹/₃ last year between Double-A and Triple-A.

“Those are a couple of things we have to work out,’’ Girardi said when asked where the 31-year-old Garcia Gray would fit in.

Girardi said the Yankees would discuss Gray, acquired from

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