Phil Hughes Will Undergo More Tests 21

phil-hughesVia Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger:

Phil Hughes will undergo another round of tests tomorrow in hopes of learning exactly why his case of dead-arm has lingered for so long. Ultimately, the Yankees remain unsure of why Hughes’ fastball has yet to return, and they hope the round of exams can at least rule out some possibilities.

Earlier in the day, Hughes spent several hours undergoing more tests, including two MRIs and an exam to gauge the circulation in his elbow and shoulder. The Yankees have yet to learn the results of the tests. Hughes will be examined further by doctors again later today.

“If they find something, they find something,” Hughes said. “I’m just interested in finding out what’s going on.”

So it turns out players are not Pitching Machines. Hughes pitched more innings last season than he had ever pitched in his major league career and it has come back to haunt him. Hopefully the Yankees can find out what’s wrong with him so that they can start to fix it. As of right now it seems that Hughes will spend more time on the DL than initially anticipated. If the Yankees can fix him though it will be like making a big midseason trade.

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21 thoughts on “Phil Hughes Will Undergo More Tests

  • Mike S.

    A few weeks ago, I suggested that Hughes' problems could be circulatory in nature. I'm not a Dr. or nurse, but a lot of my family members work in the medical field. I also based my worries on the aneurysm of David Cone and the circulatory problems that Whitey Ford had in the 1964-1967 period of his career (his final years). Now word from the Lower Hudson Journal that tests show that Hughes may have a circulatory issue. He's being sent to a specialist in St. Louis for more tests.

  • Paul Knopick

    Saw Ian Kennedy pitched shutout the other day. Wonder if Yankees kept the wrong prospect?

  • Dave Gross

    Kennedy was expendible because he did not throw hard and was not projected any better than a 4th or 5th starter. I thought if he would have been given a chance he could have been a decent pitcher for us.

  • Hardcore Yankee Fan

    Is this sight officially retired or is Rob on vacation? It's been two days since the last article and the Yanks have won two 🙂 without it being reported.

    Mike, put up the final score at least.

  • dutchsailor

    When Phil Rizzuto was in the booth, he was usually gone by the 7th — and I liked Phil better than Susyn.

  • Paul Knopick

    Re: Rizzuto. LA fans are famous for arriving in the third inning, leaving in the seventh. If you saw the traffic out here, you might have some sympathy.

  • Mike S.

    game of 4/29:

    Recap: The Yanks lost 5-3. Garcia got out of a 2nd and 3rd, one out jam in the 2nd, and Russell Martin’s double gave the Yanks a 1-0 lead in the 2nd.

    In the third, Juan Bautista hit a two-run HR for Toronto. Arencibia’s HR in the 4th made it 3-1. With two out, the Blue jays loaded the bases, but Garcia escaped further trouble. Robbie Cano HR’d in the 4th to cut the lead to 3-2.

    The bottom of the fifth/top of the sixth decided the game. Down 3-2, the Yanks loaded the bases with no one out in the bottom of the fifth. They got nothing for it. Teix popped up, and A-Rod, one grand slam from tying Lou Gehrig’s record, GIDP.

    Garcia went 5, and wasn’t that effective. He did keep the Yanks in the game, but 5 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 5 walks and 6 K. He fell to 1-1, 2.00.

    Robertson came in and the game got away. D-Rob gave up two in the sixth to make it 5-2. This after the Yanks failed in the bottom of the fifth. 1 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 2 walks, 2 K.

    In the seventh, A-Rod K’d with runners at 1st and 2nd, two out.

    Cano hit his 2nd HR of the game in the 8th (8) to make it 5-3. But with the bases loaded and one out, Jeter struck out and Swish grounded out.

    Carlyle, Joba and Logan each pitched a scoreless inning.

    Update very late tonight or tomorrow. Going to game today.

    Jeter got a bunt single. 2949. But 8 of his 23 hits this year have been infield hits or bunts.

    I am heading up to today's game, 4/30. … Mike.

  • Mike S.

    4/30: Yanks win 5-4. A.J. not great, but good enough. 6 IP, 4 R. Joba/Soriano/Mo lock it down, each with a scoreless inning. Save #9 for the year & #568 for the career for Mo. Nasty first inning as the bright sun and cloudless sky cause trouble for both CF's. Yanks don't get a hit after the 3rd, but hang on. Posada now on interstate I-25. Ugh.

  • Hardcore Yankee Fan

    I think we have to be content with outings like that by AJ when he can grind through and keep the team in the game to the mid late innings. Friday's game was painful as the Yanks could have easily won that and that Robertson play…well…what you gonna do. Conversely, yesterday they squeaked out a game they could have easily lost so we'll have to be happy with that.

  • Paul Knopick

    So what do you do with Posada? I was roundly booed for suggesting trying him in left field. Heck, Yogi did it. I don't think he's the DH type and he needs to be in the game to become more like his old self. ESPN radio (Freddie Coleman et al) today predicting he'll be waived soon if he doesn't get going.

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