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Phil Hughes | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Phil Hughes (illness) pitched an inning of scoreless relief on Wednesday against the Indians.
Hughes was scratched from his scheduled start Monday due to a stomach bug. He's clearly feeling much better and basically used Wednesday's outing as his typical between-starts bullpen session. The veteran right-hander should now be able to make one more full appearance before the end of the regular season. Oct 1 - 8:40 AM

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Phil Hughes (illness) played catch Tuesday and told reporters that he's feeling much better.

Hughes was scratched from his scheduled start Monday against the Indians after catching a bug that has been going around the Twins' clubhouse. It's not clear when he will return to the Minnesota rotation. There's talk of him being used in long relief Wednesday.
Sep 29 - 4:52 PM

Phil Hughes (illness) will be given an IV Monday and isn't sure when he'll be ready to start again.

Hughes has been sick for a few days and became worse Monday, necessitating him being scratched from his scheduled start. He should be ready to go at some point later this week.
Sep 28 - 4:18 PM

Phil Hughes has been scratched from his start Monday against the Indians due to illness.

There's apparently a bug going around the Minnesota clubhouse. Tommy Milone is going to get the nod instead in Cleveland. It'll be his first appearance since September 17.
Sep 28 - 3:55 PM

Phil Hughes shut out the Indians for five innings Wednesday to pick up a win in his return to the rotation.

Hughes, who came off the DL last week, was given the start tonight after allowing four runs over five innings in his two relief appearances. He'll almost certainly remain in the rotation next week after the strong showing tonight.
Sep 23 - 11:42 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor announced that Phil Hughes will be available out of the bullpen on Saturday.

It's an all-hands-on-deck approach for the Twins as they continue to push for a Wild Card berth. Hughes has had a disappointing season and struggled in his first start back from the disabled list, but can still be a very functional reliever for short stretches.
Sep 19 - 11:55 AM

Phil Hughes could pitch in relief this weekend.

Hughes allowed three runs over three innings in his return from the disabled list Tuesday against the Tigers. The Twins can't afford another shaky start from him right now, so there's no clear plan for him moving forward. At the very least, he's ruled out for a start through late next week.
Sep 17 - 5:37 PM

Phil Hughes will have his next scheduled start pushed back.

Hughes was originally slated to go Sunday after pitching Tuesday, but Tyler Duffey will make Sunday's start instead. No reason was immediately given, but Hughes' performance in his first game off the disabled list -- allowing three runs in three innings of work -- likely played into it. Hughes owns a disappointing 4.58 ERA through 24 starts this year.
Sep 16 - 7:56 PM

Phil Hughes allowed three runs over three innings of work against the Tigers in his return to the mound on Tuesday.

Hughes threw just 65 pitches on the night, a bit below his expected 75-80 pitch count, but he wasn't terribly effective and the Twins got him out sooner rather than later. The start was the first for Hughes since August 9, when a back injury put him on the shelf for over a month. Hughes, who has a 4.58 ERA and 1.32 WHIP through 24 starts, will hope for a better showing Sunday against the Angels.
Sep 16 - 12:23 AM

Twins activated RHP Phil Hughes from the 15-day disabled list.

Hughes has been sidelined since August 9 with a nagging back injury, but he'll make his return Tuesday night against the Tigers. He's expected to be limited to 75-80 pitches. The 29-year-old has posted a 4.49 ERA and 85/15 K/BB ratio over 144 1/3 innings this season.
Sep 15 - 12:33 PM

Phil Hughes (back) will rejoin the Twins' rotation on Tuesday versus the Tigers.

He's taking the spot of Mike Pelfrey, who will be skipped but remains in the rotation. Hughes has been out since August 13 with a nagging back injury. He holds a disappointing 4.49 ERA over 23 starts this season.
Sep 11 - 5:48 PM

Phil Hughes (back) threw a 45-pitch simulated game on Wednesday afternoon in Kansas City.

And he then rattled off 15 more pitches in the bullpen. Hughes said he felt great, but it's not clear what the next step is going to be for the rehabbing right-hander. He's been out since August 13 with a back injury.
Sep 9 - 5:30 PM

Phil Hughes (back) is scheduled to throw a simulated game in Kansas City on Wednesday.

He tossed another bullpen session Sunday morning and said it "went well." Hughes, who has been out since August 13 with a back injury, could be ready to return to the Twins' starting rotation by early next week.
Sep 7 - 2:10 PM

Phil Hughes (back) threw a successful bullpen session on Thursday morning at Target Field.

Hughes will do a similar workout on Sunday and then join the Twins in Kansas City for a simulated game. He probably won't be able to make a rehab start because minor league seasons are coming to a close. Hughes has been out since August 13 with a back injury.
Sep 3 - 11:59 AM

Phil Hughes (back) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

It will be the first work Hughes has done off a mound since he went on the disabled list with a back injury in mid-August. Assuming things progress Hughes could be back in the Twins' rotation before the end of the month, but with minor league seasons drawing to a close he's running out of time to head out on a rehab assignment. The picture will be clearer after Thursday's session.
Sep 2 - 11:17 PM

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C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
3Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3Danny Santana
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Byron Buxton
RF1Torii Hunter
2Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
7Tyler Duffey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Blaine Boyer
4Casey Fien
5Brian Duensing
6Neal Cotts
7Kyle Gibson
8Trevor May
9Ryan O'Rourke
10A.J. Achter
11Michael Tonkin
12Logan Darnell
13Ryan Pressly