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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Yankees make six roster moves

Bryan Hoch is reporting the Yankees have made six cuts before this afternoon's game in Tampa.

Phil Hughes, Steven Jackson and Anthony Claggett have been optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Humberto Sanchez was sent to Double-A Trenton.

Also, Jason Johnson and Sergio Mitre were sent to the minor-league camp across the street from Steinbrenner Field.

General Manager Brian Cashman said there aren't enough innings to go around this late in camp.

I've thought all along that Hughes would begin the season in Scranton, so I'm not shocked by this. If he pitches as well as he has this spring (12.1 IP, 3 ER, 8 K), he'll be back up sooner rather than later. His seven walks are a bit of a concern, but he'll be able to hone his craft.


Bronx Baseball Daily said...

I knew Hughes was going to be moved to the minor league camp soon, but I'm a little surprised that it's happening now. I guess there are not enough innings to go around anymore.

Andrew Fletcher said...

Yeah, but at least he'll be pitching and not rotting on the bench. He just needs to keep at it and he'll be back.

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