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Phil Hughes | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Phil Hughes improved to 3-4 after holding the Rays to two runs over seven innings on Friday.
Hughes struck out three and walked one while scattering five hits during his seven innings on the mound. David DeJesus burned him for a solo home run in the second inning and Kevin Kiermaier added an RBI single in the fifth, but otherwise, Hughes kept the Rays off the scoreboard. He now holds a 4.76 ERA and 1.29 WHIP to go with a 35/5 K/BB ratio in 51 innings. Next up for Hughes, a road start against the White Sox. May 15 - 10:53 PM

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Phil Hughes allowed four earned runs in 6 1/3 innings but escaped with a victory Saturday in Cleveland.

Hughes also got roughed up Monday by the Athletics but managed to notch a win in that one too. The 28-year-old right-hander gave up 10 hits Saturday to the Indians, though he didn't issue a walk and struck out four. He'll carry a 2-4 record, 5.11 ERA, and 1.36 WHIP into his next start at home against the Rays. Hughes has a shiny 32/4 K/BB ratio in 44 innings.
May 9 - 7:27 PM

Phil Hughes gave up five runs in six innings of work but escaped with the win on Monday against the Athletics.

Hughes served up a grand slam to Stephen Vogt in the first inning, but was able to right his ship from there. He gave up another home run, though, in the sixth with the bases empty to Mark Canha. The Twins rallied for four runs in the bottom half of the inning to put Hughes in line for his first win of the season. Hughes, in the outing, gave up nine hits, walked two, and struck out two. He has been uninspiring over his first six starts, owning a 5.02 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 28/4 K/BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings. Hughes travels to Cleveland to face the Indians in his next outing.
May 4 - 11:37 PM

Phil Hughes (hip) has been officially cleared to start on Monday against the Athletics after throwing a bullpen session Friday with no issues.

Hughes had to make an early exit from Wednesday's outing due to a mild left hip flexor strain, but he's fine. The right-hander holds a disappointing 4.55 ERA this season, but his 26/2 K/BB ratio across 31 2/3 innings suggests that brighter days are ahead.
May 1 - 5:16 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Thursday that Phil Hughes (hip) will make his next scheduled start on Monday.

Hughes was forced to leave Wednesday's start against the Tigers with a mild left hip flexor strain, but the Twins are not concerned and made it clear that he'll be pitching on Monday against the Athletics.
Apr 30 - 7:45 PM

Phil Hughes left Wednesday's start against the Tigers after five innings with a mild left hip flexor strain.

That explains why he was lifted after throwing just 71 pitches. That the Twins are calling the injury "mild" is the good part, but it's unclear at this point whether Hughes has a shot to be ready for his next start. He allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out four across five frames before exiting. Hughes is currently scheduled to face the A's his next time out.
Apr 29 - 3:35 PM

Phil Hughes took a complete-game loss after giving up two runs in eight innings Friday against the Mariners.

Hughes did his usual thing, and the Twins did their usual thing. The right-hander is now 0-4 despite a 22/2 K/BB ratio in 26 2/3 innings. He has a 4.39 ERA, but that's partly because the Twins outfield defense is so brutal.
Apr 25 - 12:29 AM

Phil Hughes struggled in a losing effort against the Indians on Saturday, allowing four runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Hughes struck out three while walking one on the afternoon. While he did enough to keep the Twins in the ballgame, he was simply outdueled by Danny Salazar on the other side of the diamond. Now 0-3 on the season, Hughes will look to improve upon a 5.30 ERA and 1.39 WHIP when he takes on the Mariners in Seattle on Friday.
Apr 18 - 4:46 PM

Phil Hughes gave up three earned runs over six innings in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

As in his first start of the season, Hughes pitched a serviceable, if unspectacular, game. He allowed two runs in the first inning on an RBI single by Adam LaRoche and an RBI double by Alexei Ramirez. In the third, LaRoche touched him up again, this time for a solo home run. The 28-year-old righty scattered eight hits and struck out four without a walk. In each of his first two starts, Hughes has struggled early, with the Tigers scoring four runs in the second inning on Opening Day and the White Sox putting up two in the first on Sunday. He'll try to get off to a cleaner start when he takes on the Indians in his next outing.
Apr 12 - 5:13 PM

Phil Hughes gave up four earned runs over six innings Monday in the Twins' Opening Day loss to the Tigers.

Hughes yielded a solo homer to J.D. Martinez and a two-run shot to Alex Avila in the bottom of the second inning, and the right-hander was tagged for eight hits in all on the afternoon. He allowed two or more homers in just three of his 32 starts last season. The right-hander will look to get on track in his next outing on the road against the White Sox.
Apr 6 - 3:46 PM

Phil Hughes picked up his first spring victory since 2011 after allowing one run in four innings Tuesday against the Orioles.

He allowed just one hit, but it was a Chris Davis solo homer. While he probably couldn't care less, Hughes had been 1-7 in 20 starts and six relief appearances since 2009, including 0-3 since 2012. Being spring training, you can be pulled after one or two innings and still qualify for the victory. It just hadn't happened for Hughes in a long time.
Mar 17 - 6:13 PM

Phil Hughes was tagged for four runs in 1 2/3 innings by the Marlins on Thursday.

Jeff Mathis's three-run homer was the big blow. Hughes is on track to serve as the Twins' Opening Day starter, and a bad spring won't change that. He had a 4.74 ERA last spring, giving up 26 hits in 19 innings.
Mar 12 - 4:48 PM

Twins manager Paul Molitor said Monday that Phil Hughes is penciled in as his Opening Day starter.

A no-brainer here. Hughes, 28, posted a terrific 3.52 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 186/16 K/BB ratio across 209 2/3 innings last season for the Twins and signed a three-year, $42 million contract extension in December.
Feb 23 - 12:20 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that Phil Hughes has agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract extension with the Twins.

The extension wipes out the final two years and $16 million on Hughes' original three-year, $24 million deal with the Twins. So it's essentially a five-year, $58 million pact, and it'll keep Hughes in Minnesota through the 2019 season. The 28-year-old right-hander revitalized his career in 2014, posting a 3.52 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 186/16 K/BB ratio across 209 2/3 innings. He had a 5.19 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 2013, his final year with the Yankees.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 08:59:00 AM

Phil Hughes turned down an opportunity to pitch this weekend to get his $500,000 bonus.

Hughes allowed one run over eight innings Thursday against the Diamondbacks, with a rain delay ultimately leaving him one-third of an inning shy of reaching the bonus. He's apparently content with closing the book on the season now. And why not, as he has the best single-season K/BB ratio of all-time. There's no need to risk losing that. Perhaps the Twins should just fork over the cash.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:44:00 PM

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