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Yankees' Hughes to face Blue Jays on Thursday

Updated: April 24, 2007, 6:47 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Phil Hughes will be making his major league debut earlier than expected.

A day after getting swept by the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees said Monday they plan on having their top pitching prospect start Thursday against Toronto.

New York had been saying all spring that Hughes would progress slowly through the system. But after his team dropped four games behind the AL East-leading Red Sox, Yankees manager Joe Torre didn't rule out that the ...

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