Towers Starts Instead of Ortiz
In a late switch, manager Joe Torre announced that Josh Towers would start Saturday afternoon’s game against the Rangers instead of Ramon Ortiz, who will follow Towers to the mound.
“We just flipped them,” said Torre.
Both non-roster pitchers have a chance at the fifth starter spot. Ortiz is considered more likely, although Towers is a former 13-game winner who also started last Sunday in Taiwan. — Ken Gurnick