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Phil Hughes | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 238
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (23) / NYY
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Phil Hughes struggled in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday, surrendering four runs on seven hits over his five frames.
The veteran right-hander walked two and struck out two on the night. The Tigers jumped on him early in this one, pushing three runs across in the top half of the first inning. Hughes' nemesis Miguel Cabrera then added a solo shot in the fifth inning to complete the damage against him. He'll carry a 1-4 record, 4.45 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Astros in Houston. Apr 29 - 11:20 PM

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Phil Hughes logged a quality start in Saturday's loss to the Nationals, allowing just two runs on six hits over seven innings.

Hughes struck out two and walked two on the afternoon. Both runs against him came across in the first inning, then he settled in and kept the Nationals off the board the next six frames. Unfortunately, the Twins offense couldn't do their part and he was stuck on the losing end of the decision. He'll bring a 3.91 ERA and 1.14 WHIP into Friday's start against the Tigers.
Apr 23 - 4:23 PM

Phil Hughes was credited with a complete game after allowing four runs -- three earned -- in six innings in the Twins' rain-shortened win over the Brewers on Monday.

It's Hughes' fifth career complete game. Improbably enough, he pitched nine innings in just one of them. This is the second to be rain shortened to six innings. Two of the others were losses in which he went eight innings. Hughes is 1-2 with a 4.42 ERA for the season.
Apr 19 - 1:38 AM

Phil Hughes took a loss to the White Sox after giving up three runs in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday.

Hughes has two quality starts, but since they've been right at the minimum and he's not getting run support, he's 0-2 with a 4.38 ERA. He's struck out 11 without allowing a walk to date.
Apr 13 - 11:18 PM

Phil Hughes pitched well but went home with a loss Thursday, allowing three runs over six innings against the Orioles.

Hughes held the O's to just a Manny Machado solo home run through six innings but ran into trouble to start the seventh. Back-to-back singles by Mark Trumbo and J.J. Hardy ended his evening, and reliever Trevor May allowed both inherited runs to score, sticking Hughes with the L. He gave up six hits, struck out four and didn't issue a walk in the contest. He'll look to carry that positive momentum into Wednesday's start against the White Sox.
Apr 7 - 10:03 PM

In his final spring start, Phil Hughes gave up three runs in 4 2/3 innings on Friday against the Nationals.

Hughes got into trouble right away in the first inning and allowed two runs to score. After issuing just one walk through his first 16 1/3 innings this spring, he walked two in this one. Hughes regressed across the board last season, but it’s not difficult to envision a bounceback if he sees an uptick in velocity.
Apr 1 - 10:08 PM

Facing his former team, Phil Hughes limited the Yankees to one run in six innings to win Sunday.

Hughes struck out just one, but he was able to generate a bunch of groundouts to the second baseman. He has a 2.76 ERA and a 10/1 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings this spring. With his ability to help in WHIP, he should fit pretty well as a sixth starter in mixed leagues.
Mar 27 - 3:46 PM

Despite striking out nine, Phil Hughes gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Phillies.

Hughes had as many hits allowed as strikeouts. It's the first time in three starts this spring that he's been scored upon. He still hasn't walked a batter in 10 1/3 innings, though he did hit a batter today.
Mar 22 - 4:58 PM

Phil Hughes tossed three scoreless innings Monday in the Twins' 3-0 shutout of the Orioles.

Hughes has yet to allow a run in five innings this spring. He's looking to bounce back after finishing with a 4.40 ERA in 155 1/3 innings last year.
Mar 7 - 4:25 PM

Phil Hughes shed 15 pounds this offseason.

That's a good sign for Hughes, who is hoping for a bounce-back year after watching his ERA balloon from 3.52 in 2014 to 4.40 last season. Hughes was Minnesota's Opening Day starter last year and should be again in 2016.
Feb 22 - 1:53 PM

Phil Hughes has been diagnosed with pneumonia.

Hughes has been battling the illness for the last week and has been shut down for the season. It concludes a disappointing year that saw him post a 4.40 ERA over 155 1/3 innings.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 02:18:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 08:40:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 04:52:00 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.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 04:18:00 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.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 03:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3Jorge Polanco
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Miguel Sano
DH1Byung-ho Park
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Kyle Gibson
4Ricky Nolasco
5Jose Berrios
6Tyler Duffey
7Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Trevor May
4Casey Fien
5Michael Tonkin
6Ryan Pressly
7Fernando Abad
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Tommy Milone