Hughes to stay in the rotation … for now

CHICAGO – Phil Hughes’ performance on Tuesday night was good enough to keep him in the rotation. For how much longer, and what that means for Ivan Nova, has yet to be determined.

But after hurling six breezy shutout innings against the White Sox before rain at U.S. Cellular Field eventually cancelled the game, Hughes is now in line to start on Tuesday against the Angels, when the Yankees come off an off day.

“I think our plans right now are to keep Phil on rotation on Tuesday,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “We want Nova to throw well, and if he continues to throw well, we’ll have to answer some questions as to exactly what we’re going to do. But Phil was real good last night.”

Nova will get the start in the series finale from Chicago on Thursday.


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