After struggling with his velocity through his first three starts, Phil Hughes has been placed on the Disabled List.
It was originally believed that he was demoted to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
This still applies from River Avenue Blues, except the stuff about “phanton disabled list” of course:
It’s pretty obvious that the team had to do something here, sending Phil out there every fifth day to get shelled isn’t in the best interest of him or the club. I figured they would give him one or two more starts, but I applaud them for acting quickly and not screwing around (i.e. phantom disabled list, bullpen, etc.). I’m sure Hughes is disappointed, but he can right this by getting back on track in a structured environment where results really don’t matter.
My favourite numbers of the season so far, of all time:
Phil Hughes: 3 GS, 10.1 IP
Bartolo Colon: 0 GS, 11.1 IP
Oh yeah, and Colon’s three appearances so far this year just so happen to be during the same three games that Hughes started. According to The LoHud Yankees Blog, Colon remains the favourite to take over for Hughes.