Hughes is 3-6 with a 5.09 ERA on the season, and has lost three of his four starts thus far in June. His lone win this month came against the Mariners -- the team with the lowest batting average in the American League.
In his three losses, he has failed to even get out of the fifth inning twice.
Joe Girardi certainly has other options. Ivan Nova looked pretty good in a spot start on Sunday. And Michael Pineda threw six shutout innings in a rehab start with Double-A Trenton on Tuesday.
The Yankees have the third-best team ERA in the American League. But Hughes' ERA is almost a run higher than the other four members of the rotation.