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Hughes to 60-day DL; K. Texeira back with Yankees

It what GM Brian Cashman presented as just a formality, the Yankees moved Phil Hughes to the 60-day DL.

Hughes, who isn't close to coming back, will now be eligible to return June 14. Cashman said Hughes won't make that date.

Hughes is out with right shoulder inflammation.

Cashman said the Yankees made the move with Hughes because the team claimed right-handed pitcher Kanekoa Texeira. Here is the news release about Texeira:

Earlier today, the Yankees claimed RHP Kanekoa Texeira off waivers from Kansas City. Texeira began the season with the Royals, making six relief appearances with no record and a 2.84 ERA in 6.1IP (13H, 2ER, 3BB, 1WP). He was transferred to Triple-A Omaha on 4/21 where he went 0-1 with a 5.23 ERA in eight appearances for the Chasers, allowing 7R/6ER in 10.1IP out of the bullpen (7BB, 4K, 2HR, 1WP) before being designated for assignment on 5/18. In 2010, Texeira combined to go 1-1 with a 4.84 ERA (61.1IP, 33ER) in 43 relief appearances with Kansas City and Seattle, holding opponents scoreless in 22 of those outings.

The Maui, Hawai’i native was originally selected by the White Sox in the 22nd round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft. He was formerly acquired by the Yankees from Chicago-AL in 2008, along with OF Nick Swisher, in exchange for INF Wilson Betemit and two minor league pitchers, RHPs Jeff Marquez and Jhonny Nunez. In 2009, he was selected by the Mariners in the Rule 5 Draft.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees have transferred RHP Phil Hughes to the 60-day disabled list. Texeira will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.