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Phil Hughes made 37 throws, including 25 from 60 feet, during his initial throwing session since being sidelined two week ago by a bulging disk in his upper back. There is a possibility the right-hander will not be ready for opening day.

“Obviously, I can’t have any setbacks,” Hughes said. “I just have to take it a day at a time. I know I have to get four or five starts. It’s not the worse thing in the world to miss a little time now than have this be an issue going forward.”

NOTES: SS Derek Jeter (ankle surgery) said he still has to run the bases full speed before making his exhibition debut. GM Brian Cashman has said Jeter should play in his first game around March 10. … LHP Boone Logan (tender elbow) hopes to resume throwing Tuesday or Wednesday. … Minor league OF Slade Heathcott (sprained right thumb) expects to swing a bat Tuesday.