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07:23 AM ET 08.27 | Phil Hughes may finally have pitched his way out of the Yankees' rotation. Joe Girardi wouldn't bite when asked about that possibility after Monday night's loss to the Blue Jays, a game in which Hughes allowed five runs (three earned) on seven hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. "Right now he's in our rotation," Girardi said. "We haven't talked about taking him out of our rotation." Hughes is 4-13 with a 4.91 ERA this season, a year that has challenged the 27-year-old's ability to remain confident and positive. ... "It's been very difficult; every time I feel like I make some progress the last couple times out, it seems like you have these hiccups and it's the way the whole season has gone," Hughes said. "It's been difficult, it's been a struggle."

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August 27, 2013  09:14 AM ET

He was made to be a relief pitcher and that is where he will end up and have a nice long career. should have been moved to the pen a long time ago....

August 27, 2013  10:24 AM ET

The Dodgers will take him, let's say 15-20 MIL a year?

August 27, 2013  11:07 AM ET

it appears he does not trust his ability to get hitters out. He tries to throw the perfect pitch on the outside corner at the knees. fine, but he gets his pitch count up by 5 innings because his attempt to throw that perfect pitch often ends up off the plate and ends up walking hitters. hughes appears to leave any thing over plate even at knees. hughes has a confidence problem. working out of Bull pen may not help, could be his last chance to stay with Yankees.

August 27, 2013  11:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The Dodgers will take him, let's say 15-20 MIL a year?

I highly doubt that unless prior PCP-smoking is part of negotiations.......

August 27, 2013  11:18 AM ET

Still can't believe he ever made an all star team.

August 27, 2013  12:17 PM ET

Hughes, in my opinion isn't "built for" Yankee stadium. Too many of this fly ball pitcher's fly balls turn into HR's. On top of that he's a mentally soft laid back west coast guy who looks like he prepares for each season sitting in a beanbag chair playing 10 hours of video games each day.

August 27, 2013  01:04 PM ET

The ability is there. It is a trust and confidence problem. Will be better in a large NL ballpark

August 27, 2013  01:31 PM ET
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Still can't believe he ever made an all star team.

Take a look at his numbers to start the 2010 season and you'll no longer have a problem believing it.

August 27, 2013  02:06 PM ET

As frustrating as Hughes is it does not matter. It would take a rotation of Kofax, gibson, Nolan Ryan, Steve Carlton and Cy Young himself to win with the sorry **** yankee offense. Adding Jeter just makes it worse. They have score 9 runs in their last four games and that is the norm for weeks at a time with this group.

Bull pen him, thursday is an off day , skip his start and give the rest of his starts to Warren. At least you might learn something valuable for next year.

August 27, 2013  02:06 PM ET
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Take a look at his numbers to start the 2010 season and you'll no longer have a problem believing it.

Was going to point it out, but if you have to point it out then probably just lost and wasted time.

August 27, 2013  02:21 PM ET

They should have traded him when they could have gotten something for him 3 years ago...

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August 27, 2013  05:52 PM ET

Sometimes I feel like Girardi nor Hughes know what they're doing...

Rookie poster here, hello everybody!

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August 27, 2013  08:55 PM ET

Is Hughes related to AJ burnett. It is as painful as a Yankee fan to watch Hughes as it was to watch Burnett. Actually,when he pitches I know the outcome before the game so I watch the flintstones.

August 27, 2013  09:25 PM ET
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Sometimes I feel like Girardi nor Hughes know what they're doing...Rookie poster here, hello everybody!

Enjoy.

August 27, 2013  10:40 PM ET

I have a ticket to Sunday's game (September 1). If Phil Hughes is the starting pitcher I will not go. I believe we all have seen enough & there is no margin for error to see if he can find himself, in trying to make the playoffs. From a long time Yankee's fan.

 
August 28, 2013  08:17 AM ET
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I have a ticket to Sunday's game (September 1). If Phil Hughes is the starting pitcher I will not go. I believe we all have seen enough & there is no margin for error to see if he can find himself, in trying to make the playoffs. From a long time Yankee's fan.

Well said, i'm planning to go to one of the games vs. Baltimore, (the 9th-12th) so i'm hoping the one I attend, Hughes isn't pitching and well according to their schedule via ESPN, he will be the starter--barring injury:

http://espn.go.com/mlb/team/schedule/_/name/nyy/new-york-yankees

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