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No circulatory issue for Phil Hughes

Updated: May 3, 2011, 4:16 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

DETROIT -- New York Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes got a clean bill of health Monday from a vascular specialist who tested him for thoracic outlet syndrome, a circulatory problem that has derailed the careers of several major league pitchers.

The announcement was made by a team spokesman in the press box of Comerica Park in the third inning of Monday night's Yankees-Tigers game. No further details were available, but the Yankees did say Hughes will be returning to New York.

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