ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -Rookie Phil Hughes was put on the disabled list Thursday, the seventh New York Yankees pitcher to go on the DL this season.
Chris Britton was recalled from Triple-A Scranton to give the Yankees a fresh arm for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Texas Rangers.
Britton was to be optioned back to the minors before the second game to make room for Mike Mussina, who was to be activated from the disabled list and make his first start since he strained a hamstring April 11.
Hughes, a 20-year-old considered one of baseball's top prospects, pitched 6 1-3 hitless innings Tuesday night in his second major league start, then strained a hamstring. It marked the Yankees' fourth hamstring injury this season and led general manager Brian Cashman to fire strength and conditioning coach Marty Miller on Wednesday.
Cashman said Thursday that right-handers Matt DeSalvo and Darrell Rasner likely will join the Yankees' rotation to start Sunday and Monday against Seattle.
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