ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -The New York Yankees fired their strength and conditioning coach Wednesday following a rash of injuries to the pitching staff that has contributed to the team's poor start.
Marty Miller was hired by the Yankees in the offseason as director of performance enhancement. He had been with the club only a few months.
``It got to the point where the perception is there's a problem here,'' general manager Brian Cashman said.
The 34-year-old Miller will be replaced on an interim basis by Dana Cavalea, who was Miller's assistant.
seball, is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Hughes was called up from Triple-A Scranton to fill a spot in the team's injury-ravaged rotation. Mike Mussina (hamstring), Carl Pavano (forearm) and Jeff Karstens (broken right leg) are on the disabled list. Chien-Ming Wang also missed the first three weeks of the season with a hamstring injury. He hopes to start Saturday after breaking a nail on his pitching hand in his most recent start.
The Yankees entered Wednesday night's game at Texas with a 10-14 record that left them in last place in the AL East. The slow start roused owner George Steinbrenner to issue a statement Monday rebuking the $195 million team for its record but also supporting Cashman and manager Joe Torre.

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