After a 4-13 start with a 4.86 ERA, Phil Hughes will be relegated to the bullpen and David Huff will take his spot in the rotation. Based on the inconsistency that plagued Phil Hughes’ career, there is a good chance that this will be his last year in pinstripes. If this is in fact his last run in pinstripes, this move to the bullpen could be the best scenario for him.
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In his career, Phil Hughes has had more experience as a starting pitcher and one of the frustrations the Yankees and us fans have had with him is the home runs.
Starting pitcher (715.2 innings/129 games)
Relief pitcher (56.1 innings/49 games)
The last time Phil Hughes came into a regular season game as a reliever, it was 2011. It was on September 28, in one inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, he struck out one and walked one without allowing a run. That’s not much to ...