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.