Yankees RHP Phil Hughes Suffers “Dead Arm” In Bullpen Session

Hughes has setback in recovery from 'dead arm'

      NEW YORK (AP) – Injured Yankees starter Phil Hughes has had
setback in his rehabilitation from a “dead arm,” cutting short a
bullpen session after only about a dozen pitches.
      Hughes went on the disabled list April 15 because of a
significant drop in his velocity this season. The team was
impressed with Hughes' progress and was planning to have him make a
rehab start later this week, but he felt the same “deadness”
during the workout Monday that he was experiencing in his starts.
      The right-hander will see team doctor Christopher Ahmad on
Monday night.
      The Yankees had high expectations for Hughes after he went 18-8
last year. But he was 0-1 with a 13.94 ERA after three starts and
had trouble reaching 90 mph with his fastball.
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