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Cashman: There's "a good likelihood'' Colon will start this weekend

GM Brian Cashman said the Yankees "were inclined to bring back'' Bartolo Colon to pitch against the Mets this weekend at CitiField, most likely for Saturday afternoon's game. Earlier, Joe Girardi said his Saturday starter was "Mr. TBA,'' and said it would be either Colon or Brian Gordon. But Cashman made it sound as if it would be an upset if anyone but Colon was on the for the mound in the middle game of Subway Series II.

"If he looks the way we’ve been told than I think yeah, we’re inclined to bring him back for this weekend,' Cashman said on the field before tonight's Yankees-Brewers game at Yankee Stadium. "I think that's our mindset. Bottom line is, as long as everything goes right, I think you’ll see him this weekend.''

Colon threw 60 pitches in a four-inning simulaed game in Tampa on Monday and seems to have bounced back from the strained left hamstring that landed him on the disabled list June 12. Colon was in the clubhouse before the game to be examined by team doctor Chris Ahmad. He declined to speak with reporters.

Colon is 5-3 with a 3.10 ERA in 10 starts this season, with an outstanding strikeouts-to-walks ratio of 72-18.