May 4, 2011, 5:47 PM EST
General manager Brian Cashman gave an update on Phil Hughes‘ status, revealing that the right-hander got a cortisone shot in his injured shoulder last week and is likely at least 6-8 weeks from potentially rejoining the Yankees’ rotation.
According to Cashman he “feels significantly better” but will remain shut down for two more weeks, at which point Hughes could be cleared to begin a throwing program.
While the latest on Hughes qualifies as a positive because he doesn’t have thoracic outlet syndrome and there’s now an actual timetable for his return, there’s still no clear-cut explanation for his arm problems and he’s hardly a sure thing to pitch again this season.
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