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Phil Hughes | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 238
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (23) / NYY
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Twins placed RHP Phil Hughes on the 10-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis.
There had seemed to be some worry that Hughes might have structural damage in his shoulder, so this is relatively good news. Still, he'll be sidelined for a while, and given his 5.74 ERA he wouldn't seem to be guaranteed a rotation spot once he's deemed ready. Of course, the Twins aren't exactly teeming with options. May 22 - 5:36 PM

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Phil Hughes will be placed on the 10-day disabled list with stiffness in his throwing shoulder.

Hughes gave up five runs -- including three homers -- over just four innings in Sunday's loss to the Royals. He said after the game that he's feeling "a lot of the same symptoms I was experiencing last year" prior to surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, but more should be known after he's examined on Monday. Hughes has struggled with a 5.74 ERA over nine starts this season.
May 22 - 8:54 AM

Phil Hughes surrendered three home runs and five total runs over four innings in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

Hughes just could not keep the ball in the park in this one. Salvador Perez rocked a two-run home run off the veteran right-hander in the first inning and Jorge Bonifacio did likewise in the fourth inning. Brandon Moss then immediately followed up that Bonifacio homer with a solo shot of his own. Hughes struck out four and walked two on the afternoon. Through nine starts, he holds a rough 5.74 ERA and 1.51 WHIP. A home start against the Rays shows next on his schedule as he tries to put together some sort of positive momentum.
May 21 - 5:36 PM

Phil Hughes gave up five runs and eight hits in five innings Tuesday in a loss to the Rockies.

Hughes struck out three tonight, putting him at his average for the season (26 Ks in eight starts). The improved Minnesota defense has allowed Hughes to keep the team in games, and the Twins have actually won six of his eight starts. Still, Hughes has a 5.23 ERA, and it'd be nice if the team could do better at the back of the rotation.
May 16 - 11:41 PM

Phil Hughes lasted just 4 2/3 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) in a no-decision Thursday against the White Sox.

Hughes was handed a six-run lead but he wasn't able to coast to the easy victory, letting the White Sox back in with three runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth. The right-hander gave up six hits and two walks before exiting. Hughes owns a 4.74 ERA and 1.42 WHIP through seven starts overall, and a date with the Rockies on Wednesday isn't promising for the future of those numbers.
May 12 - 12:12 AM

Wednesday's game between the Twins and White Sox has been postponed due to inclement weather.

Phil Hughes had been set to take on Derek Holland on Wednesday, but those plans have been scuttled. Both starters are expected to take the mound on Thursday, now. A doubleheader between the two teams has been scheduled for August 21 to make up for this rainout.
May 10 - 5:37 PM

Phil Hughes was handed a no-decision after allowing just one run over 6 2/3 innings Friday against the Red Sox.

He gave up six hits and walked a pair (one intentional) while striking out four. His only mistake was a solo homer off the bat of Andrew Benintendi in the third inning. He was in position for his fifth win before Brandon Kintzler blew the save in the ninth. The 30-year-old has compiled a 4.32 ERA over six starts in his return from surgery from thoracic outlet syndrome. Half of his starts have been pretty good, but he’s too inconsistent to trust in most fantasy leagues.
May 6 - 12:33 AM

Phil Hughes allowed four runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings but the Twins defeated the Royals on Sunday.

Hughes wasn't fooling anybody, but he didn't walk a batter and the Minnesota offense backed him with seven runs on 13 hits. Hughes is now 4-1 on the season, though he's registered an ugly 5.06 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 26 2/3 innings. Up next is a start at home against the dangerous Red Sox.
Apr 30 - 6:44 PM

The Twins announced Saturday that Phil Hughes will start against the Royals on Sunday.

There had been some thought that the Twins would skip Hughes after Saturday's rain out and keep everyone else in line, but they'll stick with the veteran right-hander against Jason Hammel and the Royals.
Apr 29 - 3:30 PM

Phil Hughes limited the Rangers to two earned runs over six innings Monday for his third win.

Hughes had been roughed up in two straight outings, but he pitched quite well against a dangerous Texas offense on Monday night. The veteran right-hander issued just one walk and scattered six hits over six frames while moving to 3-1 on the year. He'll carry a 4.71 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Royals.
Apr 24 - 11:49 PM

Phil Hughes was touched up for six runs – four earned – over just 3 1/3 innings in Tuesday’s loss to the Indians.

The right-hander gave up eight hits on the night, including a two-run shot to Jose Ramirez. But at least he didn’t walk anyone, right? Hughes has put up two straight clunkers, although his first start of the season was a good one. He’ll try to get back on track versus the Tigers at home over the weekend.
Apr 19 - 12:56 AM

Phil Hughes won despite allowing four runs over 5 2/3 innings Thursday against the Tigers.

Hughes gave up a pair of homers and walked three batters, but the Twins offense had his back, scoring 11 runs from the third through the sixth innings. That makes Hughes 2-0 to start the season, but he's still not recommended in fantasy leagues.
Apr 13 - 5:06 PM

Making his first start since coming back from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, Phil Hughes fired six innings of one-run ball Friday in a 3-1 victory over the White Sox.

Hughes looked sharp, allowing just five hits with the lone run scoring on an RBI single from Jose Abreu in the first inning. The veteran right-hander struck out three and walked none. Hughes hasn’t been the same pitcher since finishing seventh in the AL Cy Young Award balloting in 2014, but the Twins have to be thrilled with what they saw on Friday. Of course, a bounceback would be welcome, but staying healthy enough to eat innings would be a pretty good outcome at this point.
Apr 8 - 12:00 AM

Phil Hughes was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- and nine hits in two innings by the Astros on Wednesday.

We're just not very optimistic about Hughes' chances this year, as his stuff already seemed diminished prior to last year's surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. He'll be in the rotation initially, but it remains to be seen how much patience the Twins will show.
Mar 22 - 4:35 PM

Phil Hughes shut out the Rays for five innings, striking out four, in the Twins' 4-2 victory Friday.

That's the first really positive outing for Hughes, who had given up seven runs and three homers in nine innings this spring. He's not close to 2014 form, and the Twins should be content if he's an adequate bottom-of-the-rotation starter this year.
Mar 17 - 3:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Jose Berrios
5Kyle Gibson
6Adam Wilk
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Glen Perkins
4Craig Breslow
5Tyler Duffey
6Taylor Rogers
7Matt Belisle
8Ryan O'Rourke
9Justin Haley
10Trevor May