Last week the Yankees announced Phil Hughes would be their fifth starter. On Wednesday, they announced when he will make his regular season debut. Hughes will make two starts in extended spring training before pitching in the ninth game of the year, at home, against the Angels.
Hughes was on the mound Wednesday and started his outing against Denard Span, who lined a ball into the stands, hitting — of all people — his own mother. The notebook also has items on Mark Teixeira, Alfredo Aceves, Francisco Cervelli and the competition for a second lefty in the bullpen.