Phil Hughes made the All-Star team in 2010, largely on the strength of his sub-3.00 ERA that he owned after May.
Since, he has been totally ordinary, posting only one month with an ERA below 5.00, and his second-half mark is 1.80 earned runs higher than that of his first half.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi is going to give the 24-year-old a rest this weekend in hope that he can return to form, the New York Post reports.
Hughes was scheduled to pitch Saturday, but A.J. Burnett will be moved up to pitch then, and Dustin Moseley will go on Sunday in Texas.
Hughes has compiled 155 innings thus far this season — not a vast quantity by any means — but with the Yankees enjoying a comfortable playoff-race cushion, resting Hughes makes sense.
He is not reported to be injured.