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New York Yankees News and Notes: Wednesday, May 25

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After a rally that sent shivers of 2009 through the spines of Yankee fans across the country, the Yankees and Blue Jays will square off for a Wednesday matinee at the stadium starting at 1:05pm. I won't be around until tonight as I'll be attending the game, so enjoy! Onto the morning links. 

According to a press release by the New York Yankees, Phil Hughes is feeling well after a 10-minute throwing session yesterday. 

NEW YORK -- Phil Hughes had a 10-minute throwing session Tuesday with Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild, throwing from 100-110 feet.

Hughes, who has been on the disabled list with a dead arm since April 15, said he felt fine and will throw again Wednesday and have Thursday off. He will travel with the Yankees to Seattle, where they begin a three-game series Friday.

The right-hander said Tuesday's session was more intense than others, but he still does not have a timetable for throwing off a mound.


Any positive news at this point in regards to Phil Hughes is obviously huge. The sooner he can be back to healthy, the better off the Yankees will be. 

News on Soriano, Swisher and Cory Lidle's plane accident trial after the jump. 

Rafael Soriano will take a visit to Dr. James Andrews on today. When a player needs to be examined by Dr. Andrews, it's never a good sign. His throwing session was apparently cut short after he experienced pain in his shoulder. As I added to Brandon's post yesterday, the 31-year-old has hardly been the reliable bridge to Mariano Rivera that fans had hoped for him to be. Through 16 games pitched, he has an ERA of 5.40 in 15.0 innings of work, including 11 walks and 10 strikeouts. 

Nick Swisher still can't seem to catch a break. Back in the lineup after being benched on Sunday and Monday, Swisher ended up going 0 for 4 last night. He scorched a ball in the second inning to left field, but to no avail. I wrote about his struggles for another website, and you can read that here if you'd like. 

Here's an article about Cirrus Design Corp. being cleared of liability in the deadly plane crash that involved former Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle back in October of 2006.

"Our hearts are with the Lidle and Stanger families who are still grieving," Bill King, vice president of business administration for Cirrus Design, said in the statement. "We’re gratified that the jury reached a decision that confirmed what the National Transportation Safety Board found and what we have always believed: the SR20 did not cause this accident."

Hopefully some closure can be brought to this case sooner rather than later. 

That's it for links this morning. Be on the lookout for Frankie's #2 Prospect post at 9:00am and a fan confidence post by Jscape at 11:00am. Have a fantastic day and enjoy the afternoon game!