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Yankees Activate Hughes To Start Against Tigers, Eppley Sent Down To Triple-A

Phil Hughes (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Phil Hughes (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Yankees have activated right-handed pitcher Phil Hughes from the disabled list to start against the Detroit Tigers.

Hughes originally was scheduled to start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, but had his outing moved to Saturday in Detroit. While on the DL with a back injury, he pitched seven scoreless innings Monday in an extended spring training game in Tampa, Fla.

Hughes was one of five Yankees All-Stars on the disabled list, including shortstop Derek Jeter, third baseman Alex Rodriguez, first baseman Mark Teixeira and outfielder Curtis Granderson.  The Yankees are hoping to have Jeter, Granderson and Teixeira back near May 1.

Eppley has struggled in two appearances this season. He has given up four runs over 1 2-3 innings and had a 21.60 ERA.

To make room on the roster, the Yankees sent right-handed reliever Cody Eppley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

What are your expectations for Hughes this season?  Let us know below…

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