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Yanks' Hughes (bulging disk) says he will throw off mound Saturday

CBSSports.com wire reports

TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes says he is scheduled to throw off a mound Saturday for the first time since being sidelined by a bulging disk in his upper back two weeks ago.

Hughes made 25 throws from 60 and 90 feet during his third level-ground throwing session Wednesday. He is set to add 10 pitches off a mound on Saturday and follow that with a 25-pitch bullpen session Sunday or Monday.

Hughes says he is experiencing "no problems," and feels "good."

Hughes was hurt Feb. 18 during a defensive drill in spring training. The right-hander went 16-13 with 4.23 ERA in 32 starts for the Yankees last season.

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