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Yankees to skip Phil Hughes' start

Updated: September 9, 2010, 5:51 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Phil Hughes' turn in the New York Yankees starting rotation will be skipped this weekend in Texas in conjunction with the innings limit the team has placed upon the 24-year-old starter.

Hughes (16-7, 4.29 ERA) has pitched 155 1/3 innings so far this year and is believed to be on a 175-inning regular-season limit, a number the Yankees have refused to make public.

But it is expected that Hughes will make his final three starts of the season, beginning next Wednesday in Tampa, and ...

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