Next Generation of Yanks Continue Rehab

Phil Hughes and Jeff Karstens were on hand for yesterday’s game at Yankee Stadium and are both scheduled to make their Bronx returns this season. Hughes and Kartens ran on the field before yesterday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Hughes a day after throwing for Double-A Trenton threw lightly on the field, while Karstens threw a bullpen session. Via Mark Feinsand, Daily News:
"They feel good; we have them in our sights right now," Joe Torre said.
Via Bryan Hoch,
"I knew I could pitch at this level and compete at this level," Hughes said. "I think when you have that ultimate goal in mind, it's always easier to drive to something. It was tough at times, but when you have that to think ahead to, it made it easier.”
"Once you get a taste of it, you always want to taste it some more," Karstens said. "It's a lot different up here than down there. I was definitely motivated to come back."

Kartens hasn’t thrown a pitch in the majors since his one pitch outing against the Red Sox on April 28th when he was hit by a line drive on the first pitch of the game. Hughes hasn’t pitched in the majors since May 1st, he was taken out in the 7th inning while pitching a no-hitter because of a pulled hamstring. Both will be headed to Triple-A Scraton/Wilkes Barron in a few days.
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