Editor to reporter: “This is baloney! ‘Yankees player injured’ is dog-bites-man stuff! Give me some NEWS!” [chomps cigar, thinks about how to discredit Spiderman]
Phil Hughes, who will pitch in a Minor League game today, seems likely to begin the year on the DL. Girardi wouldn’t commit to it, though.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) March 22, 2013
Hughes, as has been noted, was diagnosed with a bulging disk in his upper back not long after arriving to spring training. With his recovery slow, it’s going to give Ivan Nova and David Phelps opportunities and could cause the Yankees to sign Chien-Ming Wang to a contract.