Heaney allowed seven runs on five hits and three walks in five innings against the White Sox on Thursday. He had five strikeouts and did not factor into the decision.
A change in uniforms hasn't done anything to mitigate Heaney's problems with the long ball; he's already given up eight homers in 15 innings since being acquired from the Angels, resulting in a ghastly ERA of 9.00 in his three starts for the Yankees. He was touched up by Jose Abreu, Eloy Jimenez and Seby Zavala on Thursday while also issuing three walks for the second straight outing. It's hard to imagine Heaney remaining in the rotation much longer at this rate, especially with Corey Kluber (shoulder) and Luis Severino (groin/elbow) currently on rehab assignments. For now, Heaney is tentatively scheduled for a home start against Boston next week.