This won’t come as any surprise to anyone who has followed the New York Yankees this season. Phil Hughes, a guy who has shown flashes of brilliance at times, has been put on the disabled list due to a dead arm.
Hughes has been awful this season, with his fastball topping out in the mid 80′s. That’s not good enough to get it done at the Major League level unless you are some kind of junkballer.
The Yankees have decided to shut him down for now to see if rest will help his arm.
In three starts, Hughes has an overwhelming (not in a good way) 13.94 ERA. That’s astronomical. Add that to the fact that he doesn’t have one win this year and has only pitched a total of 10.1 innings in those three starts, and well…it’s time to take a break.