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Yankees put Phil Hughes on DL

Updated: April 16, 2011, 4:11 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Phil Hughes and his floundering fastball have been placed on the disabled list.

"We just feel like he's going through a dead-arm period," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "We don't feel that he's hurt."

Hughes is 0-1 with a 13.94 ERA through three starts this season. He was pulled with one out in the fifth inning on Thursday against the Orioles after allowing five runs on seven hits in the Yankees' 6-5 win in 10 innings.

Hughes' fastball has lacked velocity in 2011. ...

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