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Pregame notes: Huff in, Jeter out

9/8/2013

NEW YORK -- Despite his struggles on Saturday, David Huff will get another start for the Yankees.

That's what Joe Girardi indicated during his pregame news conference on Sunday.

David Huff

David Huff

#60 RP
New York Yankees

2013 STATS

  • GM10
  • W2

  • L1

  • BB8

  • K18

  • ERA6.45

Girardi said he didn't plan to make any rotation changes, meaning Huff should get the start Thursday at Baltimore.

Huff gave up nine runs on eight hits in just 3 1/3 innings in the Yankees' 13-9 loss to the Red Sox at the Stadium.

Girardi could have opted to go back to struggling righty Phil Hughes (4-13, 5.11 ERA), who has been relegated to the bullpen.

But, as of right now at least, Girardi will stick with Huff.

Before his poor outing on Saturday, Huff had allowed just two runs in his first 16 innings (six games) with the Yankees.

JETER OUT FOR AT LEAST A FEW DAYS: As expected Derek Jeter (ankle) was not in Sunday's lineup. His surgically repaired ankle has been bothering him, so Girardi has opted to sit him for a few days.

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A LITTLE RELIEF: Righty Shawn Kelley is available on Sunday for the Yankees. Kelley (triceps inflammation) has been unavailable since feeling discomfort in his arm on Thursday.

Girardi said that David Robertson (shoulder tendinitis) hasn't started throwing yet. He's been sidelined since Friday night. Boone Logan, who is suffering from inflammation in his throwing arm, also hasn't started throwing.