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Yankees Taking It Slow With Hacker

Hacker still hasn't thrown live BP yet

Plagued with injuries, the last two seasons have tested the patience of right-handed hurler Eric Hacker. After missing all of the 2004 season, he went 5-2 with a 1.60 ERA in ten starts for the Charleston Riverdogs last year before a shoulder injury ended his season yet again. Rehabbing the injury in Extended Spring Training, the Yankees are just being cautious with Eric Hacker.

"It's going good," Eric Hacker said of his rehab at the minor league complex. "I'm down here in Tampa, doing my workouts, and getting stronger everyday." Hacker had his pitching shoulder scoped at the end of the season last year and he has been rehabbing the injury ever since. "They scoped it [the shoulder], cleaned it up, and made a few little repairs," Hacker simply explained. "It was...

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