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Hughes struggles in Double-A rehab start

Posted on: June 24, 2011 9:38 pm
Edited on: June 24, 2011 9:38 pm
 
By Evan Brunell

HughesPhil Hughes struggled in a rehab start for Double-A, but is still expected to elevate to Triple-A for his next -- and possibly final -- rehab start.

Hughes only lasted 3 1/3 innings, throwing 72 pitches, 42 for strikes. He allowed one run on three hits and two walks, whiffing three. He came out of the game because his pitch count was not to exceed 75.

A positive to come out of this outing is that Hughes, who has been plagued by velocity problems, topped out at 93 mph with his fastball as ESPN New York reports, although he sat at 89-91 for much of the game. That's a drop of two mph from his previous rehab start, but is still better than his 89.3-mph fastball average he displayed in the bigs.

The Yankees are hoping Hughes can come through strong in his next start so they can slot him in the rotation in place of journeyman Brian Gordon, who has made two starts so far. However, New York will be extremely cautious with Hughes and any type of setback will leave him in the minors for another start.

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