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Right-hander Phil Hughes, receiving treatment for bulging disk in his upper back, said he feels significantly better and could start pool work Sunday. He might resume playing catch next week.

Notes: Jorge Posada arrived in camp as a guest instructor. The former catcher again said he has no interest in making a comeback and is talking with the team about being a part-time instructor. “I’m not second guessing myself,” Posada said. “I know I can’t play. So, in my mind I think I made the right decision.” … RHP David Phelps is the scheduled starter for Saturday’s spring training opener against Atlanta. Position players making the trip to Kissimmee include 1B Mark Teixeira, 2B Robinson Cano and SS Eduardo Nunez. … Reliever Joba Chamberlain is scheduled to take part in a simulated game Saturday. … Minor league pitching prospect Mark Montgomery (back spasms) threw 28 pitches in a bullpen session.