Brian Cashman just revealed that Phil Hughes had a cortisone injection on April 28. Hughes met with Dr. Ahmad today and has told the Yankees that his shoulder feels better since the shot.
Hughes never mentioned any pain in the past, and he hasn’t thrown, so I guess we have to assume that Hughes’ arm feeling “better” indicates that it feels stronger. Cashman said he wasn’t sure exactly what Hughes is feeling that’s different from before.
Dr. Ahmad is suggesting two additional weeks of rest before Hughes starts another throwing program.
“He believes that the shot is going to do the trick or has done the trick,” Cashman said.