Phil Hughes allowed three home runs including a walk-off on Monday, but he and Joe Girardi each felt it was his best outing of the spring, and it came in his final outing before the Yankees begin to make fifth-starter decisions. Joba Chamberlain also pitched well in an intrasqaud game. “It seems like it gets muddled more every day,” Girardi said.
Andy Pettitte has his usual rotation spot locked up, but his spring has been anything but ordinary. Pettitte was one of six Yankees pitchers to pitch in yesterday’s loosely structured intrasquad game. The notebook also has items on Jamie Hoffmann’s return to Los Angeles, four players being sent to minor league camp, A.J. Burnett’s shaky beginning in Clearwater and Alex Rodriguez’s scheduled meeting with federal investigators.