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Phil Hughes: Will He Be Traded for a Designated Hitter?

Cashman has again suggested he will use the Yankees surplus of pitching to target a DH in the trade market. 

Looking at it from all sides, this is what New York has. CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda are NOT being traded. Don't even try to argue it. Then, the possibilities are A.J. Burnett, Freddy Garcia and Phil Hughes. 

First, we have Burnett. The Yankees would love to get rid of Burnett, but don't count on it. His salary is too high, and he has not been successful the past two seasons. The Yankees would have to take the majority of his contract in a  trade, similar to the Vernon Wells debacle. It's possible, but don't count on it. Even as inconsistent as Burnett can be, he always eats innings ...

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