Updated: Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013, 10:13 AM EST
Published : Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013, 9:58 AM EST
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes says he is getting treatment for a bulging disk and will be on anti-inflammatory medication for four to five days.
Hughes said on Wednesday that he's getting better every day and is not concerned about the injury being a long-term problem.
"I'm convinced I'll be symptom-free in the next four or five days," Hughes said
The right-hander had an MRI on Tuesday, one day after experiencing discomfort in the upper back during a defensive drill. Hughes went 16-13 in 32 starts for the Yankees last season.