NEW YORK -- Phil Hughes had a 10-minute throwing session Tuesday with Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild, throwing from 100-110 feet.
Hughes, who has been on the disabled list with a dead arm since April 15, said he felt fine and will throw again Wednesday and have Thursday off. He will travel with the Yankees to Seattle, where they begin a three-game series Friday.
The right-hander said Tuesday's session was more intense than others, but he still does not have a timetable for throwing off a mound.
"I don't know what it is," Hughes said of the throwing program. "I could walk in [Wednesday] and they say, 'You're getting on the mound.' I just don't know, so [I'm] trying not to get caught up in the scheduling of everything."
Soriano to undergo exam by Dr. Andrews
NEW YORK -- Yankees right-hander Rafael Soriano has been scheduled to be examined by Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday in Pensacola, Fla., to determine the cause of continued soreness in his pitching elbow.
The Yankees sent Soriano to have a second MRI examination on Tuesday in New York, a day after the setup man had to cut a flat ground throwing session short due to discomfort.
A team spokesman said that the MRI "showed enough for him to go see Andrews," but the team is waiting for Andrews' assessment to offer further details.
Andrews will then confer with Soriano and the team's medical staff, but Soriano is considered to be out indefinitely.
Soriano has been on the disabled list since May 17 (retroactive to May 14) with elbow inflammation and had initially been expected to miss about two weeks.
"I'm more concerned now," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I really thought that we would have him getting ready to possibly go out on a rehab assignment shortly and that doesn't seem to be the case now."
Soriano signed a three-year, $35 million contract to serve as Mariano Rivera's eighth-inning setup man after leading the American League with 45 saves last year for the Rays.
He is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 16 appearances, and Girardi has had to lean on Dave Robertson and Joba Chamberlain -- as well as Luis Ayala -- to patch the hole left by Soriano's absence.
"It just takes a talented person out of our bullpen," Girardi said.
Nunez gets start at short; Jeter serves as DH
NEW YORK -- Asked why he'd used Derek Jeter as the Yankees' designated hitter for the second time in a week, manager Joe Girardi laughed and said, "Kids like half-days."
But Girardi has also been making an effort to work in one of his younger players, 23-year-old Eduardo Nunez, who started at shortstop on Tuesday while Jeter prepared to just contribute his cuts.
Nunez also played third base on Saturday as Alex Rodriguez slipped into the DH role, and Girardi had Nunez at shortstop for the first 14 innings of the 15-inning, May 18 game at Baltimore.
"It's part of the equation," Girardi said. "I think this young man has a lot of upside. He's swung the bat well for us.
"I think it's a young man that's exciting whenever he gets out there because of the way he plays the game and the speed that he brings to the game."
Nunez entered play on Tuesday batting .273 (9-for-33) with one homer and six RBIs in 20 games.
Girardi said he wasn't yet to the point where he'd consider starting Nunez in the outfield, where he caught the final out of that marathon at Camden Yards, though he wasn't opposed to the idea down the road.
"This is a kid that we have high hopes for and he's going to see some time," Girardi said.
The Yankees also kept Andruw Jones on the bench Tuesday instead of putting him in his typical lineup spot against left-handers because Girardi started both Brett Gardner and Curtis Granderson against Toronto's Ricky Romero. Girardi said he did not know if Gardner's hot bat, as well as Granderson's continuing power surge, would affect Jones' future playing time.
Swisher back in lineup after two days off
NEW YORK -- Nick Swisher was back in the Yankees' lineup Tuesday against the Blue Jays after manager Joe Girardi gave him two days off to clear his head.
What did Swisher do the last two days?
"Everything that I've done every other day," the right-fielder said. "Just doing my same stuff in the cage, working with [hitting coach Kevin Long], maybe a little extra stuff. It's not like I'm jumping off the bridge or anything."
The switch-hitting and light-hearted Swisher entered Tuesday's game against Toronto left-hander Ricky Romero batting .333 from the right side.
Swisher, hitting just .170 from the left side and .214 overall, sat the previous two games against right-handed starters after going a combined 0-for-6 on Friday and Saturday.
"I felt pretty good on the left side," Swisher said. "I've hit some good balls. I've had some bad at-bats, but overall I feel like I've had better at-bats than bad at-bats, maybe just kind of ran into a rough patch.
"But really, man, that's part of the game. You've got to deal with it and move on. I'm a man, I can take it on the chin. Just move on, you know?"
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @bryanhoch. Matt Fortuna is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.