Yankees Place Phil Hughes on Disabled List

Yankees put RHP Hughes on DL with 'dead arm'

      NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Yankees have put struggling starter
Phil Hughes on the 15-day disabled list with what the team calls a
“dead arm.”
      The Yankees made the move before Friday night's game against
Texas. Right-hander reliever Lance Pendleton was promoted from
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
      Hughes has been hit hard in all three of his starts this season
and not been able to maintain his velocity. The righty had not
gotten through the fifth inning in any of his outings, and there is
no timetable for when he might pitch again for the Yankees.
      Hughes was 18-8 last season. Bartolo Colon, who won the AL Cy
Young Award in 2005 and has been in New York's bullpen this season,
will take Hughes' spot in the rotation.
      
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