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Phil Hughes takes Ivan Nova's spot

Updated: July 3, 2011, 11:43 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo and Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- After missing two-and-a-half months, Phil Hughes is on the verge of returning to the New York Yankees rotation -- and Ivan Nova is the odd man out.

The Yankees optioned Nova to Triple-A Scranton before Sunday afternoon's 3-2, 10-inning loss against the New York Mets. Nova, 24, is 8-4 with a 4.12 ERA. The Yankees will keep him stretched out as a starter at Triple-A, thinking that if one of their remaining starters is hurt or ineffective, Nova will get the call.

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