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Phil Hughes To Be Skipped, Alfredo Aceves and Damaso Marte Done for 2010

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst ISeptember 8, 2010


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.

Also, Girardi said Alfredo Aceves (back) will not return this season, and Damaso Marte (shoulder) will “probably not” be back in 2010.

Alex Rodriguez is in the lineup and Mark Teixeira is the DH, with Lance Berkman playing first base.

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.

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