Jun 19, 2011, 7:57 PM EST
Phil Hughes, who has been on the disabled list for two months with shoulder inflammation, allowed one run in 4 1/3innings and fanned seven Sunday for short-season Single-A Staten Island in his first rehab start.
According to ESPNNewYork.com, Hughes was consistently at 92-93 mph with his fastball and touched 95 mph in the outing, which is great news for the Yankees. Hughes was in the 88-91 mph range while getting lit up in three starts before landing on the disbaled list.
Hughes gave up three hits and walked one today. His last pitch was taken out of the park for a homer from catcher Nelfi Zapata, but everything prior to that was encouraging.
Hughes threw 61 pitches in all. He’s expected to make at least three more rehab starts before rejoining the Yankees next month. Although the Bombers have lost both Rafael Soriano and Joba Chamberlain to injuries, they have every intention of bringing Hughes back as a starting pitcher.
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