Tulo worse than first thought

Updated: May 2, 2008, 3:46 PM ET
By Stephania Bell, ESPN.com

Those of you who have fantasy teams stacked with Yankees players, well, our condolences. They seem to have walked under ladders, stepped on cracks or opened umbrellas indoors lately, as a spate of bizarre injuries has befallen the team. We're not all gloom and doom here, though. Just read on to see who is coming available soon …

Phil Hughes, SP, New York Yankees: The Yankees' injury woes continue. Hughes must wonder what he did to deserve the string of not-so-good luck he has suffered over the past two years. He missed significant time in 2007 after straining his hamstring while pitching. He then added further insult to his injury by spraining his ankle while rehabilitating the hamstring. Recently, after experiencing some pain in his side, Hughes thought he might be dealing with that all-too-common pitching ailment, the oblique strain. Imagine his surprise when tests revealed he actually had a small crack, a stress fracture, in his ninth rib.