TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New York Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes struck out eight and walked two over 6 1/3 innings for the Double-A Trenton Thunder on Wednesday during the third of four scheduled minor-league rehabilitation appearances.
Hughes threw 88 pitches, including 61 for strikes, and allowed one run and three hits against New Hampshire, the Eastern League affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. His fastball ranged between 87 mph and 94 mph.
Hughes was placed on the disabled list April 15 with a “dead arm,” later diagnosed as right shoulder inflammation.
The 25-year-old Hughes was 18-8 last season. He was shut down after three starts in April because he was unable to consistently get his fastball over 90 mph.
Hughes is expected to complete his rehab assignment July 4 at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre against Lehigh Valley.
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