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Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain Struggle in Spring Debuts for Yankees

the competition for the Yankees' No. 5 starter's spot is truly a five-man race, frontrunners Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes would currently rank fourth and fifth on the depth chart.

After Chad Gaudin, Sergio Mitre and Alfredo Aceves each turned in two scoreless innings of work in Wednesday's spring opener against the Pirates, Hughes and Chamberlain both struggled in their first outings on Friday.

Hughes started the game against the Rays and nearly gave up a home run on the second pitch he threw to leadoff man Jason Bartlett, but the ball drifted just foul down the left-field line.

After the shortstop grounded out, however, left fielder Sean Rodriguez belted a home run over Curtis Granderson in center field.

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