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Tuesday June 25th 2024


It’s Official: Phil Hughes is the Fifth Starter

announcement doesn’t exactly come as a surprise, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi made it official today, Phil Hughes—not Joba Chamberlain—will be the Yankees fifth starter going into the season.

“I think Joba could do either job,” Girardi said, “but right now we feel Hughes is ahead as a starter.”

The guys who weren’t named fifth starter, Joba and Sergio Mitre, are not guaranteed bullpen spots according to Girardi. That supposedly includes Joba, but it is probably meant more for Mitre who could still be cut in favor of a second lefty that's probably  going to be Boone Logan.

Apparently, ...

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