Phil Hughes Wins Yankees’ Fifth Starter Battle

Posted: 25th March 2010 by Double G Sports in MLB
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Manager Joe Girardi and the Yankees staff evaluated the entire spring training and came to the same conclusion I did: Phil Hughes should be the fifth starter. Hughes beat out Joba Chamberlain, Alfredo Aceves, Sergio Mitre, and the recently released Chad Gaudin. Girardi has been very impressed with the much-improved changeup that Hughes has been using and working on throughout the spring. Chamberlain, Aceves, and Mitre are all now competing for spots in the Yankees bullpen. Nobody, including Chamberlain, is guaranteed a role. Each player will need to earn it. Hughes will be on an innings limit this season similar to the one placed on Chamberlain last season. It has been said, however, that the limit on Hughes will be higher then the one Chamberlain had. I think this is the right move, but a ...

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