Hughes feels fine after sim game, minor league game could be next

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Via Meredith Marakovits & Chad Jennings: Phil Hughes threw roughly 40 pitches in a simulated game this morning. Afterwards, the right-hander said his arm strength was fine and his back feels healthy. He expects the next step to be a minor league game later this week. The Yankees won’t need a fifth starter until the seventh game of the season, so there is still enough time for Hughes to get ready for the start of the year. Just not that much. It’ll be close.

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2013 Season Preview: The Aces
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  • trr

    some good news for a change
    my mantra “gotta have pitching”

    • fred

      GET RID OF HUGHES AND JOBA AND GET SOMETHING IN RETURN> PHELPS AND NOVA WILL HOLD THE BACKEND DOWN AND DONT FORGOT MICHAEL PINEADA IS ON HIS WAY

  • Eddard

    With Hughes and Nova as back end starters this has the potential to be the best rotation we’ve had in a while. Phelps is waiting in the wings if someone goes down with an injury. The rotation and pen are top notch.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Wait, you’re putting your boy Phelps….in the bullpen? Color me surprised.

      • Gonzo

        Politics.

    • fred

      UR RIGHT AND PINEADA

  • gageagainstthemachine

    With all the ups and downs of his career, I feel like Phil Hughes should have his own John Hughes film.

    “Pretty in Pinstripes”?, “The Oft-Injured Club”?,“Sixteen Chances”?

    Any others?

    • trr

      let’s just hope it’s not “Phil Hughes’ Day Off”

      • jsbrendog

        weekend at hughsies

        • gageagainstthemachine

          Only if it’s dead arm again. And I want to see the Stewvelli tandem dragging him around trying to make him look like the arm still works.

      • gageagainstthemachine

        Dang! I wish I would’ve thought of that one first! Nice one!

  • Barry

    Good news, except we may find a Nova/Phelps winner sooner than expected. I have a hard time thinking of who I want to be the fifth.

  • http:/www.twitter.com/_swarlesbarkley Mark Teixeira – Ghostbuster (formerly Drew)

    Great news! Yankees are really going to need Hughes if they are going to be successful this year. Would rather see him out there in April than Nova, glad that it looks like he isn’t going to miss any time.

  • Cris Pengiucci

    In other pitching news, marion Rivera pitched 2 innings today and says he’s “stretching out a bit” to make a run for a starting pitcher slot in this, his final season.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      marion Mariano Rivera (sorry Mo)

  • Morneau After Pill

    No mention of how he took a line drive off his back during this outing?