"We're going to get through these three days and see where we're at," Girardi said. "I'm not saying I'm changing anything, but if we need Huff [in relief], we need Huff."
Phil Hughes, who lost his rotation slot to Huff, could be reinstated to starting duty under that scenario.
• On this date in 1999, Hall of Famer Jim "Catfish" Hunter passed away at the age of 53. The righty pitched for five seasons with the Yankees (1975-79), going 63-53 with a 3.58 ERA and winning two World Series titles.
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