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MLB Predictions: Why Phil Hughes Will Return to Form in 2012

all standards, Phil Hughes had a miserable 2011. 

After winning 18 games in 2010, the Yankees penciled in the righty as the No. 2 starter last season, but he gave up 16 earned runs in his first three starts before hitting the disabled list with arm fatigue. 

There was even a concern that Hughes was suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome, a rare disorder that affects blood flow. But after meeting with specialist Robert Thompson it was determined that the 25-year-old didn't have the syndrome. 

He eventually returned in July, made 14 more appearances, and finished with a 5-5 record and an ERA just south of six. 

On first glance at Hughes' 2011 season and his poor finish in 2010, there is not much ...

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