Last-minute switch: Hughes to start vs. Tigers
Phil Hughes is heading to Detroit, where he will start tomorrow afternoon against the Tigers. Hughes had been scheduled to pitch tomorrow in a Minor League rehab start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but the Yankees need pitching help at the big league level immediately and have sounded the alarms.
The move is expected to bump David Phelps to the bullpen, where he will be the Yanks’ long man and should help boost what has been a taxed group of relievers. Phelps had been scheduled to start on Saturday against Detroit; no word yet on the corresponding move to clear space for Hughes on the 25-man roster.