Update: Hughes leaves Game Three with stiff backBy
10:02pm: The Yankees announced that Hughes left the game with a stiff back. I assume tests and whatnot will follow, and if the injury is serious enough they could wind up replacing him on the roster.
9:26pm: On the TBS broadcast, Craig Sager said it’s a herniated disc in his back. A sore back landed Hughes on the DL late last season, if you remember. It seems sketchy that the diagnosis came so quick, but we’ll found out the deal eventually.
9:22pm: Phil Hughes left tonight’s Game Three start with an apparent injury. I didn’t think he was laboring and his fastball velocity was fine, but Joe Girardi and the trainer saw something and deciding to take him out of the game in the middle of an at-bat with an 0-2 count. Very weird. Stay tuned for updates.