Yankees activate Hughes, send Eppley to minors

Updated: April 6, 2013, 3:18 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The New York Yankees have activated pitcher Phil Hughes from the disabled list to start against the Detroit Tigers.

To make room on the roster, the Yankees sent right-handed reliever Cody Eppley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Hughes originally was scheduled to start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, but had his outing shifted to Detroit. While on the DL with a back injury, he pitched seven scoreless innings Monday in an extended spring training game in Tampa, Fla.

Hughes was one of five Yankees All-Stars on the disabled list, including shortstop Derek Jeter, third baseman Alex Rodriguez, first baseman Mark Teixeira and outfielder Curtis Granderson.

In two appearances this season, Eppley gave up four runs over 1 2-3 innings and had a 21.60 ERA.


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