Bryan Hotch reports today that the Yankees cut Phil Hughes bullpen short after about 20 pitches when something was clearly not right. Here’s the quote from Hotch:
Phil said he “felt like there was nothing coming out of his arm on the pitches”… “It’s just the same as before,” Hughes said. “It’s dead, nothing coming out. I didn’t bounce back odd that long bullpen session like I would have liked. It’s just a lot of deadness.”
Phil also stated he felt like he was around 120 pitches instead of 20. Not good. Hughes will report to see Dr. Chris Ahmad today to be evaluated.
After his initial struggles many of us were wondering if Hughes was injured however the Yankees did not order an MRI. Sounds like they’ll certainly be sending Hughes for one now. Hughes was slated to make a rehab start later this week. Girardi did say he felt no pain, which is obviously a good sign.
As for the rotation, here’s hoping Bartolo and Garcia continue to pitch well.