Yanks demand a slimmer Phil Hughes

Cashman seems inclined to double down on his starters rather than hit the market

Updated: November 14, 2011, 11:50 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

Phil Hughes didn't show up to spring training grossly overweight last February, but he'd packed on enough pounds to end up in what the New York Yankees call "fat camp." It is for players who need to up their conditioning a bit to ready themselves for the season.

With 2012 spring training now less than 100 days away, Hughes is reverting to the workout program that preceded his All-Star 2010 season, which makes Yankees GM Brian Cashman think an uptick in Hughes' performance will follow.

"I ...

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