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Yankees Hughes has X-rays on injured right rib

Updated: June 13, 2008, 12:59 AM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- New York Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes underwent X-rays on his injured right rib Thursday and was cleared to begin a throwing program in about two weeks.

Hughes has been sidelined with a stress fracture of a right rib since April. Manager Joe Girardi has said that Hughes will need about six weeks after he starts throwing before he would be ready to return to the majors, meaning he won't be back until at least August.

Hughes was expected to be a key member ...

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