couple Spring Trainings ago, it was the oblique. Last year, elbows were the problem. So far in 2013, the issue cropping up across camp in Tampa seems to be back issues. Second baseman David Adams, relief pitcher Mark Montgomery, and right-hander Phil Hughes have all come down with bad backs; the latter most now being expected to miss up to two weeks of Spring Training because of a bulging disc, according to Brian Cashman and Hughes himself. Hughes first began to notice the pain while covering first base during Pitcher's Fielding Practice drills, and seemed more optimistic than Cashman that he could get back to pitching in about a week. Hughes felt like he had been ahead of schedule so far, thanks to his offseason work, so he isn't too worried about the setback costing him precious preparation time.
Phil Hughes to Miss 1-2 Weeks With Bulging Back Disc
Pinstriped Bible | Feb 20