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Hughes Has Injection; Out 6-8 Weeks

May 04, 2011 9:32 PM EST

Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes will be out another 6-8 weeks.

New York general manager Brian Cashman on Wednesday revealed that Hughes, who has been on the disabled list since April 15, was treated with a cortisone injection on April 28 that has relieved some of the inflammation detected in his right shoulder.

Hughes, who won 18 games last year, suddenly saw his fastball plummet from 93-94 mph last year to between 89-91 mph this season, which resulted in his ERA soaring to 13.94 after three ineffective starts.

"He feels significantly better," Cashman said.

"I think he feels much better mentally about bigger concerns being ruled out," Cashman added, referring to the TOS test, which came back negative. "Hopefully, this was just a bump in the road, so to speak."

Via Wallace Matthews/ESPN.com