Hughes absorbed another rough outing on Monday, allowing five runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings while taking the loss in a 5-2 defeat to the Blue Jays. Hughes said that he is not concerned about his job security.
"I don't think about those things," Hughes said. "I worry about what I can do every day I'm given the ball. Those types of things aren't really a concern for me."
Pitching coach Larry Rothschild and the Yankees have been trying to correct several issues with Hughes, who is 2-11 with a 5.12 ERA since May 15.
"For Phil, sometimes it's putting hitters away," Girardi said. "Sometimes it's his fastball coming back, getting too much of the plate. He's a fastball guy -- that's who he is -- but your location becomes very important when you're like that."
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.