Yankees Notes: Millwood, Hughes, Martin

In the interest of equal time, here are some noteworthy items on the Yankees..

  • Kevin Millwood had a strong showing in the minors today, allowing just one hit across seven scoreless innings, tweets Buster Olney of ESPN.  The Yanks brought Millwood in on a minor league deal that will balloon if he can hit certain incentive triggers.
  • Earlier today, Yankees skipper Joe Girardi told the press that the club had planned to send Phil Hughes to Triple-A to work through his troubles, tweets Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com.  Hughes ultimately convinced the Yankees that that wouldn't be the best course of action for his "dead arm".
  • Russell Martin is proving GM Brian Cashman's doubters wrong with his strong performance thus far, tweets Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.  Cashman remarked before the season that the $4MM base deal could wind up being a bargain for the club.

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