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.