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Video: Hughes working toward breaking camp with the Yankees

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 18, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Phil Hughes threw a two-inning simulated game at the minor league complex this afternoon. It was the latest step in his recovery from a bulging disc that cost him roughly three weeks earlier this spring.

“Before this came up, he was at a point where he was throwing the ball really well, as good as I’ve seen him,” pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. “I think he’s a little frustrated because he wants to be where he was before it happened. It’s going to take a little bit of time, but he’s not that far off.”

The video above has some footage of Hughes pitching, as well as interviews with Hughes and Joe Girardi about Hughes’ chances of being ready to open the season on the big league roster. He’s on course to start April 7 — the first day the Yankees need a fifth starter — but the team has said there’s no reason to force the issue. If Hughes is ready to make that start, great. If not, the Yankees have both David Phelps and Ivan Nova stretched out and available to fill the temporary void.

“He might be ready for us,” Girardi said. “Maybe worst-case scenario, you miss one start. I’d rather have you for 30 good starts instead of you trying to rush back and then get hurt. I said, just go at the pace you would normally go. Let’s not try to do too much.”

 
 

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34 Responses to “Video: Hughes working toward breaking camp with the Yankees”

  1. mick March 18th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Why is there always a mystery surrounding Hughes?
    Nothing ever seems to go smoothly and he can implode at any moment in time.

  2. mick March 18th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Bottom line on Hal.
    If he is thinking he can win and spend less money and realize at least the same profit he has realized before and that he will spend as much as he has in the past, which was the most but won’t be anymore, well if that is his plan then he might have cut his own throat, yes.
    But, if it doesn’t work, and it very well might not, he will have to be prepared to sell this team as the fans will revolt.
    This seems to have been the plan of MLB-to restrict the Yankees money and bring parity to the game. Hal was a proponent and went along with the plan as it was in his line of thinking that they were spending too much money for the results they were getting, that is not winning the WS every year.
    This whole austerity thing was going to happen with or without the new CBA with Hal in charge.
    The die is cast. It could fail as it depends on our youth being served, which doesn’t always work out. If he doesn’t sign Cano this will hurt us for years to come, esp since other FA’s will not come here for paltry sums. Youth alone won’t do it.

  3. mick March 18th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.

  4. mick March 18th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    just the way my mind works, machine.

  5. blake March 18th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Great news if Hughes is on track for his first start….if so though it means Phelps is probably going to the pen where yet again he will not be building his innings

  6. austinmac March 18th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Mick,

    Has your minded melded into a computer? Should we be concerned? Or is it mad rantings that we all do here?

  7. yankeefeminista March 18th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    McCulloughSL RT@FollowThePadres: Bad news on #Padres 3B Chase Headley. He has a small fracture in left thumb. Could miss a month.

  8. yankeefeminista March 18th, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Guess when we even think about players that we would like to deal for, they get hurt. The Yankee injury curse has just gotten a lot more complicated.

  9. yankeefeminista March 18th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    We should be getting videos and info from Norris who will be attending minor league games beginning tomorrow:

    “At this time tomorrow, I’ll be decompressing from watching the Double-A Yankees take on the Double-A Blue Jays at the Himes Complex. I expect to write a story or two, post a ton of videos and host a live chat at 8 p.m.

    For those of y’all who missed it, here’s the schedule of games. I’ll be at every game from tomorrow through March 27.”

    http://minormatterstrenton.blogspot.com/

  10. yankeefeminista March 18th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Go, Stubhub!

  11. Rich in NJ March 18th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    They’re really putting Phelps in the pen? Don’t they ever learn?

  12. Shame Spencer March 18th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I will wear Team Stubhub shirts to the Stadium of the Yanks succeed in shutting them down on the points they listed (really can’t see them winning this thing at all).

    CRIME?! Crime…? The Yankees are now invested in STOPPING CRIME on behalf of their fans lmao. I can’t.

  13. Rich in NJ March 18th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Good thing greed isn’t a crime.

  14. yankeefeminista March 18th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Good thing underselling your season ticket holders isn’t a crime.

  15. yankeefeminista March 18th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    :roll:

  16. mick March 18th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    While they can’t stop you from using Stubhub they can make it difficult for you.
    Why they care who you buy secondary tix from is beyond me as they already have the money from the original sale?
    Bringing down the perceived market value?
    They will not accept a copy of a Stubhub bought ticket at the gate.
    You will have to convert it to a hard copy which S. Hub will provide somewhere in the Bx for a cost.
    Hopefully there won’t be long lines.

  17. mick March 18th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Why would a team trade for Hughes without the guarantee he will resign with them?
    Seems like the Yanks should get feelers out to see what he might bring.
    He apparently looks gone for next year.

  18. mick March 18th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Just got an email from StubHub.
    Are they reading LoHud?

  19. Tar March 18th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    ‘You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.

    just the way my mind works, machine.”

    This reminded me of Gollum and Smeagol.

    We wants it, we needs it, Must have the precious.

    Mick my new visual of you is…. Gollum

    http://www.scifiheaven.net/wp-.....gollum.jpg

  20. yankeefeminista March 18th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Nice AB by Cano.

  21. comet March 18th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Anyone out there?

  22. Against All Odds March 18th, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Yea I’m here

  23. RMS March 18th, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Hughes is a free agent after this season and he is coming off an injury, and not his first. What team wants him?

  24. luis March 18th, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Just got in Comet…. Good evening Odds, YF , comet and everyone else around.

    Read the previous thread… What an outfield with Heatcott, Flores and Austin… I wish I am able to go and see them play.

    Tar,

    :D very funny

  25. luis March 18th, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    RMS,

    Many teams will be interested in Hughes, especially if the price goes down. About Hughes, I am glad that he will be ready to start in the regular season.

    Rich,

    Yup…. They will be Noesiing Phelps

  26. Rich in NJ March 18th, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    luis

    And if so, when one of their starters almost inevitably goes down at some point, a lesser starter will likely fill the void, and Phelps well be further delayed in building arm strength/stamina as a starter, and people will wonder (as some here are with Hughes) why isn’t he better than he is.

  27. RMS March 18th, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Remember the 3? Future young Yankee studs.

    Kennedy-traded
    Joba-sp or rp? Gone after this season.
    Hughes-Gone after this season. If he is traded this season, Yanks will be selling low.

  28. comet March 18th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Hey there AAO Luis and Rich. Good see you all. I’m predicting 79 wins for the NYY this year. Am I way low?

  29. luis March 18th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Rich in NJ March 18th, 2013 at 9:59 pm
    luis

    And if so, when one of their starters almost inevitably goes down at some point, a lesser starter will likely fill the void, and Phelps well be further delayed in building arm strength/stamina as a starter, and people will wonder (as some here are with Hughes) why isn’t he better than he is.

    ===================================

    This is the main reason I said yesterday that I thought that they should have brought back one of either Pettitte or Kuroda back… This way Phelps had a spot in the rotation… Even though I think that they already messed up with the kid last season… He hasn’t pitch more than 120 innings in three seasons already… Ring a bell? ( Hughes )… They are risking another injury with him… They never seem to learn from their mistakes… It’s getting tiresome and awfully predictable… They have no clue on what they are doing.

    They should have started the rebuilding this season… Instead, they have postponed the inevitable and on top of that, wasting some very good talent in the process

  30. luis March 18th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    One more thing… Their constant fear of trusting rookies have a lot to do withthe decision to bring back both Pettitte and Kuroda… Nova… So they waste him as insurance, in case Nova implodes or either Pettitte or Kuroda hit the DL.

  31. Bronx Zoo March 18th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Comet:

    No ! :lol:

  32. Bronx Zoo March 18th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    New One ———————- :arrow:

  33. luis March 18th, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    comet March 18th, 2013 at 10:09 pm
    Hey there AAO Luis and Rich. Good see you all. I’m predicting 79 wins for the NYY this year. Am I way low?

    ============================

    With all the injuries we have suffered the past few weeks, it’s not put of the question… But I am sticking to my 89 wins prediction… Of course, evreything has to break right for them

  34. AmeliaR March 19th, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Wow, what an awesome video!! Great shots!


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