Hughes named Yankees' fifth starter
TAMPA, Fla. -- Phil Hughes was selected Thursday as the New York Yankees' fifth starter, beating out Joba Chamberlain and three others.
"It was what I set out in the spring to do," Hughes said manager Joe Girardi announced the decision. "I grew up a starter in high school, minor leagues, even my first couple partial seasons in the big leagues. It was something that I really wanted and I feel like I'm ready for the challenge and ready for the season that lies ahead. "
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