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• Cashman clarified the schedule of Alex Rodriguez's rehab program. Rodriguez is scheduled to be in New York for physical therapy on his left hip from Monday through Thursday but is permitted to travel from Friday through Sunday, as he did this weekend by going back to Miami.

• Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes (bulging disc) started activity in the pool at the club's Minor League complex on Sunday, and is scheduled to have three to five days in the water. Cashman said that Hughes is at least a week from picking up a baseball.