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Phil Hughes to make two more rehab starts

Jun 21, 2011, 9:35 AM EDT

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Joe Girardi confirmed yesterday that Phil Hughes will make two more rehab starts, probably one at Double-A Trenton and one at Triple-A Scranton, after which — assuming everything goes well — he could be back with the Yankees before the All-Star break.

As we mentioned over the weekend, Hughes struck out seven batters and hit 95 mph with his fastball in his rehab start for Single-A Staten Island.  With Bartolo Colon out, the return of an effective Phil Hughes is pretty darn important, so the Yankees will be hoping that velocity stays up.
  1. yankeesfanlen - Jun 21, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Too bad he won’t be back in time to hit a couple of home runs in interleague.

    Anyhoo, we can preserve hope that he can bounce back to be our #3 for the rest of the season. Now, lest anyone think I’m ever negative about the Universe, it looks like AJ is in proper form. Gordon’s 2nd start tomorrow will determine his further use in long relief or spot starts.
    Of course there’s room for more to cover for an eventuality (you know what I mean, by crackie).

    It has come up in this esteemed forum that Nunez’s faux pas are of concern. Back in the day, before rehab at the New York School of Ballet, I recall a certain shortstop who didn’t quite have his ship legs yet. Since graduating from there 10 years ago, continuance of education brought him to the NYU Political School of Avoidance.

    Now, back to the double-wide. Have a correspondence class due for the Univ. of Phoenix.

  2. foreverchipper10 - Jun 21, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    If he does in fact pitch an AAA game I may have to check it out so long as it is in Scranton. I was at the game Saturday when former A’s and Rockies pitcher Greg Smith led the way by pitching 7 in what turned out to be a 1-hitter against Colombus who is tops in the International League.

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