Phil Hughes is hinting that he’s up for a change in uniform number.
Reportedly, Hughes “wears 65 because he wanted to wear a number ending in five, and every lower number ending in five was taken or retired” on the Yankees.
Hmmm, when you add this up, it sounds like Phil is going after Carl Pavano’s #45.
The last 5 Yankees pitchers to wear #45 have been: Jason Anderson, Felix Heredia, Armando Benitez, Felix Heredia and Carl Pavano. It’s not exactly a recent good luck number for Yankees pitchers. If it’s true that Hughes is going for #45, I hope he knows what he’s doing.