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'Significant setback' for Yankees' Hughes

Posted on: April 25, 2011 5:10 pm
Edited on: April 25, 2011 5:11 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Phil HughesYankees right-hander Phil Hughes suffered what was labeled a "significant setback" in his recovery from shoulder fatigue on Monday. Hughes' bullpen session was cut short when he told manager Joe Girardi it felt like "nothing was coming out."

Hughes will meet with doctors tonight, although no test have been ordered yet.

"He just said he felt like there was nothing there, and that's a concern," Girardi told reporters, including the New York Times.

Hughes had been hoping to make a rehab start on Thursday, but that seems unlikely now.

Hughes, 24, has struggled with velocity on his fastball since the second half of last season and got worse this spring. Hughes made three starts for the Yankees before being placed on the disabled list with "dead arm." In those three starts, he managed just 10 1/3 innings, allowing 16 earned runs with four homers. 

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Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 12:59 pm

'Significant setback' for Yankees' Hughes

Is it too late to make him a lefty?

Since: Nov 28, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 12:09 pm

'Significant setback' for Yankees' Hughes

Andrew Brackman?

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2011 11:58 am

'Significant setback' for Yankees' Hughes

DO THE MATH...86, 34, 72...those are his inns pitched the prior to last year.  Then they ask this kid to pitch 176.1 inns and everyone wonders why he has a dead-arm? 

Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: April 26, 2011 11:56 am

'Significant setback' for Yankees' Hughes

Pick the can't miss pitcher for the Yankees - Phil Hughes (2010 2nd half failure) Jaba Chamberlain (What are the Jaba rules now? and does anyone care?, Ian Kennedy - now in Arizona.  We all heard how the these 3 would set the Yankees up for years. I guess they were talking about the stats ON PAPER

Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: April 26, 2011 12:27 am

'Significant setback' for Yankees' Hughes

What the heck is wrong with this kid? This is a like a nightmare coming true. For all the hype and early success, this is not good.

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