Hughes would be eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday, but the Minor League assignment in Moosic, Pa., lines him up instead to pitch on April 11 against the Indians in Cleveland. It is likely that Hughes' return would bump right-hander David Phelps to the bullpen.
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