Yankees' pitcher Phil Hughes spoke with Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News recently, saying that he is focused on the 2009 season. He has kept tabs on New York's pursuit of a number of high-profile free agents. "It's just one of those wait-and-see things," Hughes said. "We'll sign whoever we sign this winter, and I'll go to spring training with the same attitude that I always do. I don't worry about the things I can't control." Hughes suffered from a rib injury during the 2008 season, meaning that - depending on free agent signings - he may have to fight for a spot in the team's rotation. "Especially the way my season went, that's realistically going to be the case," Hughes said. "I had the same attitude in spring training when I was 19 and had no shot at making the team as I did last year when everyone expected I would. I'll just work hard and see where that takes me."
Phil Hughes Focusing On 2009