The Yankees believe Phil Hughes gives them a better chance to tame the Tigers today than David Phelps.

Hughes was scheduled to start tonight for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre but was scratched from that assignment yesterday. Instead, according to general manager Brian Cashman, Hughes will jump off the disabled list and face the Tigers, who ravaged Ivan Nova, Boone Logan and Shawn Kelley in yesterday’s 8-3 loss, at Comerica Park.

There are several ways the Yankees can go in order to get Hughes on the 25-man roster. The most logical is sending Adam Warren to SWB if, as expected, Hiroki Kuroda can start Monday in Cleveland.

Phelps could then be moved to long relief where Warren did very well Wednesday after Kuroda took a liner off the right middle finger and left the game in the second inning.

A bolder move would be sending Nova to Triple-A. Though he pitched poorly yesterday, doing that after one start is unlikely.