I'm not really sure what the Yankees should do with Hughes when he's ready to play in real games. He might just need to spend the rest of the season in AAA building up his arm and legs. Remember he's still 21 years old.http://philhughes.wordpress.com/
http://yankees.lhblogs.com/On another note, I have been pain free for about a week and hope to be throwing again soon. I also received my new Oakley prescription glasses for when I’m back on the mound. Should be pretty intimidating. haha. Talk to you later.
According to the Yankees, however, Hughes will not be cleared to throw until a bone scan shows his fractured rib is totally healed. That hasn’t happened yet. Once he’s cleared, he can start playing catch and work on building up to taking the mound again. That will take some time.
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 06-10-2008 at 05:45 PM.
As of right now if his stuff is the same it's a matter of conditioning, if he dominates AAA ball he's not doing us any good down there. Needs to get his licks up with the big boys. Plus I think if Wang goes down soon (which I'm afraid he will) I'm afraid they'll rush him back. 2 injuries in 2 years scares me, I'd rather them take it slow, like you said he's 21
Last edited by Tyler Durden; 06-10-2008 at 06:19 PM.
It's been a while since I've seen any injury news on Hughes. And I agree with Sean. This is not a championship caliber team so let him get his licks in with the big league club. Let him throw his 130 innings if possible so he is in a good position next year.