Here’s the short version of what Joe Girardi just said.
The decision to start Phil Hughes was made last night, but the Yankees already had Hughes doing his normal between-starts routine just in case something like this popped up.
Beyond this weekend, Girardi said the Yankees will stay on rotation. That means A.J. Burnett, CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte in Toronto. Girardi said plans could change if the Yankees clinch — obviously — but for now everything is on schedule. Girardi said he never told Sabathia that he would be pitching on Friday, despite that fact Sabathia specifically said he was going on Friday.