The most debated competition in Yankees camp is over. Phil Hughes has been named the team’s fifth starter, moving Joba Chamberlain, Sergio Mitre and Alfredo Aceves in to the bullpen mix.
As part of the decision-making process, Chad Guadin was released. He was the fifth of five candidates, and the Yankees realized they were not going to have room for him. The notebook also has items on Alex Rodriguez leaving for a few days, Aceves struggling against the Orioles and the decision of whether to carry a second lefty reliever.