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Hughes scratched from Monday’s start

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 17, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Phil Hughes has been scratched from Monday’s start after experiencing lower back spasms yesterday. A.J. Burnett will start in his place, and Hughes is expected to start Tuesday or Wednesday.

“It was bad yesterday,” Hughes said. “It’s a lot better today.”

The spasms started after Hughes threw a bullpen, and he said something similar happened three years ago, but he was able to make his next start with no problem. He got treatment today and was moving just fine. How do you treat back spasms?

“Sit in a hot tub and sweat to death,” Hughes said.




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