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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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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

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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

Phil Hughes gave up three homers and four runs over five innings Sunday against the Orioles.

Just one Orioles regular (Hyun Soo Kim) was in the lineup for this one, making Hughes' performance look even worse. He's healthy, but his velocity hasn't come all of the way back after last year's surgery and he might not have the stuff to retire major league hitters at this point.
Mar 12 - 4:58 PM

Phil Hughes threw 49 pitches over four innings in a minor league game on Tuesday.

Hughes, who mostly leaned on his changeup, allowed just one hit while striking out four. The veteran right-hander required season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last July, but he's on track to begin the year in the Twins' rotation. He's looking to rebound from a 4.83 ERA over the last two seasons.
Mar 7 - 12:38 PM

Phil Hughes started against the Red Sox on Saturday and gave up two runs in two innings.

He allowed four base hits, two of which were doubles. He underwent season-ending thoracic outlet surgery and had a rib removed in July. He pitched 59 innings with a 5.95 ERA. He will pitch near the front of the Twins rotation if he proves himself healthy.
Feb 25 - 6:09 PM

Phil Hughes (thoracic outlet syndrome) threw a successful bullpen session on Wednesday.

Hughes underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome in July -- the procedure consisted of having a rib removed to alleviate pressure on his right shoulder -- and finished up a throwing program at the end of the regular season. He first threw off the mound in December and has now thrown in the neighborhood of five or six bullpens this offseason. "Nothing has really changed in my arm, except my rib is gone," Hughes said. "So I don't see things being very different from that. From everything I've heard, it's supposed to be a pretty smooth process to come back from." Barring a setback in spring training, he should be ready to roll come Opening Day.
Source: MLB.com
Feb 15 - 4:16 PM

Phil Hughes (thoracic outlet syndrome) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Hat-tip to Phil Hughes, who had the scoop first. The 30-year-old right-hander underwent surgery last July for thoracic outlet syndrome, but the expectation is that he'll be ready for the start of 2017. Hughes has disappointed with a 4.83 ERA (85 ERA+) in 36 starts and three relief appearances over the past two seasons.
Jan 11 - 2:25 PM

Twins activated RHP Phil Hughes from the 60-day disabled list.

The move puts him back on the 40-man roster. Hughes underwent surgery in early July for thoracic outlet syndrome but hopes to go into spring training without any limitations.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 09:05:00 AM

Phil Hughes (shoulder, rib, knee) is scheduled to begin a throwing program Wednesday.

Hughes underwent season-ending rib-removal surgery in early July for thoracic outlet syndrome. He had already been on the disabled list since early June with a compression fracture in his left knee. The 30-year-old right-hander is hoping to be 100 percent by the beginning of spring training next February.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 04:46:00 PM

Phil Hughes (shoulder, rib, knee) expects to resume throwing in 3-4 weeks.

Hughes underwent season-ending rib-removal surgery in early July to alleviate the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. He had been on the disabled list since early June with a compression fracture in his left knee. The 30-year-old right-hander is due $13.2 million from the Twins next season and will try to be close to 100 percent healthy come Opening Day.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 10:17:00 PM

Phil Hughes (shoulder) underwent successful rib removal surgery on Wednesday.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Howard Saylor. Hughes was recently diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome and the rib removal should alleviate some of his symptoms. The right-hander is hoping to be ready for the start of next season.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 09:38:00 PM

Twins general manager Terry Ryan announced Tuesday that Phil Hughes will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery on July 6.

The Twins had been hopeful that he would be able to return late in the season from a compression fracture above his left knee, but Hughes was also dealing with shoulder pain. Further evaluation showed he was dealing with thoracic outlet syndrome and he'll need to have a rib removed to alleviate the pain. He's expected to be ready to go for the start of the 2017 season.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 08:50:00 PM

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