Igawa Sent Down

Just heard on WFAN that the Yankees have sent Igawa to the minors (they didn’t say where or for whom) This is obviously a sign that Hughes will be in the rotation next week and a move they had to make.

I don’t know what to make of Igawa, but perhaps the Yankees should stay away from Japanese pitchers whose name begins in “I” from now on.

This also clears the way for Hughes to start next week. The question is, do they let him start for Scranton on Sunday or have him pitch in the bigs on Tuesday?

More as I hear it.

UPDATE 5:20- Chris Basak has been recalled from Scranton. This makes sense because Torre has said for awhile that he wants to get back to 12 pitchers.