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Bart taking bruise out of Hughes news

Colon keeping Yanks afloat as young righty's mysterious ailment continues to perplex

Updated: May 3, 2011, 10:54 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

DETROIT -- The Yankees still don't have an answer on Phil Hughes. But they seem to have an answer for Phil Hughes.

That answer is Bartolo Colon.

Hughes underwent his tests at the St. Louis office of vascular surgeon Dr. Robert William Thompson on Monday afternoon. Everything came back clean, which means he doesn't have thoracic outlet syndrome, the serious and potentially career-ending circulatory condition that finished Jeremy Bonderman at 26, just two years older than Hughes.

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