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Report: Hughes going to Triple-A

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 15, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The New York Post is reporting that Phil Hughes is going to Triple-A and will be replaced by Lance Pendleton.

The Yankees have two off days next week, so this seems to be a chance to skip a Hughes start and try to let him build arm strength in Scranton.

Joe Girardi is speaking in a few minutes. I’m sure he’ll address it.

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23 Responses to “Report: Hughes going to Triple-A”

  1. jeffc_76 April 15th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    The right move. Glad the team had the good sense to do it.

  2. Erin April 15th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I feel bad for Hughes. Definitely the right move though.

  3. fiveironfromfenway April 15th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Hughes – Good move by the Yankees. They need to rebuild his confidence. I just wish he would head to Scranton by way of an MRI machine just to make sure.
    The slow starts by the Red Sox and Rays really contributed to this move imo. The Yankees have some leeway a couple of times through the rotation if necessary with the other teams legitimately competing for the rotation several games back.
    Noesi to the rotation and Colon and Pendleton as long relief.

  4. ac1 April 15th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Giving Hughes 2-3 more starts would not have benefitted him at all. Anyone that couldnt see this would get worse is blind. Even he was at a loss.

  5. fiveironfromfenway April 15th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Sorry – competing for the “division” not rotation.

  6. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Now Girardi says its just to the DL. Either way, its fine.

  7. Erin April 15th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Scratch that:

    eboland11 Girardi: Yankees putting Hughes on DL. He will stay with the team. So not going to Scranton it appears

  8. blake April 15th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Girardi: Hughes going to DL. Dead arm phase

    is it the DL or AAA?

  9. Erin April 15th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Girardi: Hughes going to DL. Dead arm phase.

  10. fiveironfromfenway April 15th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Yikes – good thing it is April – Banuelos, Betances and Hughes on the dl simultaneously. Hopefully none of them serious.

  11. Erin April 15th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    blake April 15th, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    Ledger_Yankees Girardi: Hughes going to DL. Dead arm phase

    is it the DL or AAA?

    *****************
    DL

  12. GreenBeret7 April 15th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Not the move that I mind, because Hughes needs to work it out. Minor League team results mean very little right now. Nor sure that Pendleton would have been my choice, though.

  13. ac1 April 15th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    While the easiest thing to do is start Colon, i really want to see what we have in our prospects, and this is a good opportunity to start. Noesi could be something good.

    It would be so great next year to have a rotation of CC/AJ/Hughes/Nova or Noesi/and Banuelos/Brackman, and for that to be successful.

  14. Carl April 15th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Hughes DL. Not Scranton

  15. Erin April 15th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    RiverAveBlues Correction: Phil Hughes to the DL with a ?dead arm.”

  16. Jerkface April 15th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Minor League team results mean very little right now.

    right now?

  17. ac1 April 15th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    ahhh so hughes is going to the DL and not AAA? Does the DL mean he stays with Rothschild?

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue April 15th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Tom in NY – :)

    Toynbee said to tell the Yankees that civilizations die from suicide, not by murder. So sending Phil to the minors is for his own mental health, and all will be well in time.

  19. Erin April 15th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    New Post: Hughes to the DL

    :arrow:

  20. Tom in N.J. April 15th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    new Post:

    Hughes to the DL—————————–>

  21. jeffc_76 April 15th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    DL rather than AAA seems like a face saving move for Hughes, but AAA might have benefited him more since he could face live hitters and gauge his progress. A little adversity isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Hopefully he’ll at least make a “rehab start” or two after “recovering” from his “injury” before they just cross their fingers and throw him back out there against major league hitters.

  22. BoJo April 15th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    At least Hughes gets to continue working with Rothschild…I agree with him sticking around.

  23. igotid88 April 15th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Not a good move

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