Mar
18

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.

16 Comments»

  1. trr says:

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

    • fred says:

      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

  2. Eddard says:

    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.

  3. gageagainstthemachine says:

    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?

  4. Barry says:

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. Cris Pengiucci says:

    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.

  7. Morneau After Pill says:

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

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