Hughes Unable To Complete Bullpen; Now Off To Doctor

The New York Yankees suffered a setback with its starting rotation on Monday when Phil Hughes was unable to complete his bullpen session.
Hughes, 24, on the 15-day disabled list with what was termed a dead arm, was hoping to begin a rehab assignment later this week. But Hughes stopped throwing after about 20 pitches and reports indicate that Hughes will pay a visit to the team doctor for an evaluation.
Hughes has been a concern to the Yankees since spring training because of a noticeable drop in velocity on his fastball. Hughes began the season on the roster and made three very bad starts. He was 0-1 with a 13.94 ERA before he was placed on the DL.
There was no immediate word on what the exact condition of Hughes’ right shoulder and how long he will be out. 

One comment

  1. shall14

    Even as a Sox fan I hate to see this. He had a great arm last year, and looked to have a great future. Hopefully some rehab and he can pitch like he did in the first half of 2010.

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