April 15, 2011

Hughes Blues continue, Phil headed to DL

Joe Girardi announced today that Phil Hughes is going to the disabled list, as he’s experiencing a “dead arm period.” After his strong performance in relief of Hughes last night, Bartolo Colon will take Hughes’s spot.

Right-hander Lance Pendleton will take Hughes’s spot on the roster. In 2010, he went 12-5 with a 3.61 ERA for Trenton and Scranton.

Girardi on Hughes:

“It was like he ran out of gas after two innings.”

“It wasn’t helping, it wasn’t helping us,” Girardi said of keeping Hughes in the rotation.

Hughes on the situation:

“It’s difficult to go through. I didn’t really anticipate this happening.”

Well, here we are two weeks into the season and the Yankees’ rotation is already changing. That shouldn’t be a surprise, but nobody expected Hughes to be the first one out. He’ll be back, but the question is when. Will this dead arm injury require surgery? We’ll know in the next couple of weeks.

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