Phils swap Kendrick, Moyer in rotation

Phils swap Kendrick, Moyer in rotation

NEW YORK -- The Phillies have flipped right-hander Kyle Kendrick and left-hander Jamie Moyer in their rotation for this week's series against the Yankees in New York.

Moyer will pitch on Wednesday against right-hander A.J. Burnett, and Kendrick will pitch on Thursday against left-hander Andy Pettitte.

Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said the coaching staff made the switch for two reasons -- first, it likes Moyer following right-hander Roy Halladay, who started on Tuesday. Second, the club wanted to give Kendrick an extra day of rest after he pitched in relief on Friday against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

-- Todd Zolecki