Hughes: I’ve added muscle

Phil Hughes popped up at the Yankees’ Minor League complex on Monday, telling reporters that he has added muscle to his frame in hopes of rebounding from a disappointing 2011 season. Hughes said that he weighs about 240 pounds, but it’s a firmer 240.

“It’s body composition more than anything — I replaced some weight with muscle,” Hughes said, according to the New York Daily News. “I didn’t lose like 40 pounds, but I feel a lot better and hopefully it’ll pay off.”

Other early-arriving pitchers tossing on Monday included Joba Chamberlain, Ivan Nova, David Robertson and Cory Wade, according to reports.

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Just stay healthy Phil!


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