Here is a quick couple of updates via the Daily News:
Phil Hughes will be skipped one start in the Yankees rotation to limit his innings, manager Joe Girardi said before Wednesday’s series finale against Baltimore. Dustin Moseley will start Sunday in Texas, and Hughes will return to the rotation next Wednesday in Tampa.
It’s a good idea to skip Hughes as often as possible between now and the playoffs. He’s currently at 155.1 innings pitched this season, which is the most he’s ever thrown in the majors and the most he’s thrown in his pro career since he threw 146 in 2006. He really looks like he’s hitting a wall, and if the Yankees are going to be successful in the playoffs this year, they are going to need a lot from him.
As for Aceves and Marte, this was expected. Either or both could have surgery. If they do, hopefully it is soon and they are ready to go by spring training.
- September 1, 2010—Yankees Notes: Expanded Rosters, Berkman, Aceves, the Rotation, and more
- August 25, 2010—Yankees Notes: Recap, Swisher, Hughes, and Aceves
- September 4, 2010—Yankees Notes: Vazquez, 3rd Base, Pettitte, Swisher, and Marte
- September 2, 2010— Yankees Notes: Vazquez, Pettitte, Jeter, Aceves, Venditte