Hughes has also decided to change his number. He said on his blog today that a number change is in the works, but he's not sure what the new number will be.
With Johan Santana headed to the Mets, Phil Hughes will remain with the Yankees.
“That’s kind of been my goal the whole time, and to finally know that it’s somewhat intact, it’s a good feeling,” the 21-year-old right-hander said today at the Yankees’ minor league complex.
“It’s good to finally have that reassurance of being somewhat stable for the time being. It kind of dragged out longer than everybody wanted it too, but it’s finally nice to be able to concentrate on things we need to do.”
There was also an Andrew Brackman update in the SI article.
Andrew Brackman, the Yankees first round pick in the 2007 amateur draft, is throwing at 90 feet. The 6-foot-10, 240 pound right-hander from North Carolina State had elbow ligament replacement surgery last Aug. 24.
"It's feeling awesome," Brackman said.Brackman, who will not pitch in games this season, is scheduled to increase his throwing distance in about two weeks.