Hughes: Mid-Month Is the Goal

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Hughes: Mid-Month Is the Goal
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Phil Hughes said he will first test his bulging disk in his back when he picks up a ball on Sunday. Speaking on ESPN New York 98.7 FM with Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco, Hughes said in order for him to be ready for Opening Day he needs to be in a game by either March 15th or 16th. If that happens, then Hughes believes he will not miss any starts, something that Joe Girardi has raised as a possibility.

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