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Yanks GM says Hughes will be out 'a while'

Posted on: April 27, 2011 8:40 pm
Edited on: April 28, 2011 12:26 am
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Phil HughesBecause no day should pass without an update on Phil HughesYankees general manager Brian Cashman said he doesn't expect to see Hughes back pitching anytime soon.

Hughes underwent a dye MRI exam, a CT scan, nerve tests and other tests in the last two days. The most recent theory is that Hughes has Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a nerve and circulatory condition, and will be sent to a specialist in St. Louis,'s Bryan Hoch writes.

"We can't tell you if he has it or if he doesn't have it," manager Joe Girardi said. "But we're sending him to a specialist."

Earlier in the day, Cashman wasn't optimistic about a quick return for Hughes.

"They are trying very hard to find out what is going on," Cashman told the New York Post. "It's always concerning when you don't have somebody pitching active for you. He's not active, and it doesn't look like he will be for a while."

Hughes went on the disabled list April 15 with "dead arm" but had been showing a dead arm all season. He cut short a bullpen session on Monday, leading to this round of tests.

In three starts this season, Hughes was 0-1 with a 13.94 ERA, allowing 16 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings. Last season the 24-year-old right-hander was 18-8 with a 4.19 ERA.

Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook had surgery for TOS in 2004.

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Yanks GM says Hughes will be out 'a while'

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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: April 27, 2011 11:08 pm

Yanks GM says Hughes will be out 'a while'

 My problem isnt with Hughes.(get better buddy, youll be needed down the stretch.) My problem is with Rafael Soriano. Three-year, $35 million dollar deal is a big number for a set up man.( I know he is insurance for Mo) Ive watched several of the games Soriano pitched and he just doesnt look good.

Lets hope he only has big lights big city jitters and gets over it quickly. With Hughes out indef. to have the last two innings shut down will take preasure off the young/old guys trying to be the 4th or fifth starters.

Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: April 27, 2011 10:34 pm

Yanks GM says Hughes will be out 'a while'

some faux pas injury, huh! hughes is gonna be sitting out a long period of time because of a few starts? ya, i dont think so. thank god that colon and freddy are dominating right now and ivan looked great, although it was against the weak chisox. i think we will be fine, the offense needs to get going again, though! mo will be fine, he is allowed to have a few slipups, but thats it for the season!

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