Some good news for the New York Yankees on the pitching front Wednesday. Phil Hughes was impressive in a seven-inning, 88-pitch shutout rehab stint Wednesday afternoon for Trenton. Hughes threw 61 strikes and was reportedly clocked around 93 to 94 miles per hour on numerous occasions. He struck out eight.
A report indicated that Hughes will make one more minor league rehab start before rejoining the Yankees.
"I felt like I was throwing more strikes today. Until the end I was commanding the baseball pretty well," Hughes said. "It was a good step."
There is also the possibility that veteran right-handed starting pitcher Bartolo Colon could rejoin the Yankees this weekend.
Colon has been out since June 11, when he strained his left hamstring covering first.
The interesting decision for the Yankees once Colon and Hughes return is which Yankee starter between Colon, Hughes, Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia will end up in the bullpen.