Painful start for Hughes 

May, 1, 2008
05/01/08
3:50
PM ET
Does Phil Hughes, just ushered to the DL, really have a strained right oblique muscle?

Color us skeptical. As Michael Salfino writes, as there was "[n]o mention of this after the miserable outing versus the Tigers on Tuesday. And no mention, either, from manager Joe Girardi when he was getting snippy with reporters for pressing him for more clarity when he only said that Hughes was 'scheduled' to make his next start and refused to commit beyond that or admit that Hughes's big-league status was in jeopardy."

No mention of this after the miserable outing versus the Tigers on Tuesday. And no mention, either, from manager Joe Girardi when he was getting snippy with reporters for pressing him for more clarity when he only said that Hughes was "scheduled" to make his next start and refused to commit beyond that or admit that Hughes's big-league status was in jeopardy.

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