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Phil Hughes receives epidural shot

Updated: September 22, 2011, 9:50 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes had an epidural shot Wednesday to relieve pain associated with back spasms and will not be available to pitch until Sunday at the earliest, according to general manager Brian Cashman.

Hughes was scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday afternoon due to lingering pain from the spams, which first flared up after a bullpen session last Friday.

Cashman said that the spasms are the result of a herniated disk that Hughes ...

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