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Phil Hughes | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Dec 22 - 8:59 AM

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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.
Sep 25 - 4:44 PM

Phil Hughes held the Diamondbacks to one run over eight innings Wednesday in a 2-1 Twins victory.

Hughes needed to log 8 1/3 innings in the outing to trigger a $500,000 roster bonus and probably would have accomplished that easily if not for a rain delay. Maybe the Twins will give him a short relief appearance in their season finale on Sunday as a show of good faith. Hughes has been tremendous in his first year with Minnesota, boasting a 3.52 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 186/16 K/BB ratio in 209 2/3 innings after today. He set the all-time record for strikeout-to-walk ratio at 11.63.
Sep 24 - 5:04 PM

Phil Hughes allowed four runs over seven innings Friday in a no-decision against the Indians.

Hughes gave up 10 hits, his most in a start since back on July 11. He was in line for the loss before Cody Allen blew a save in the ninth inning. Hughes fanned five and walked none, so he now has an incredible 181/16 K/BB ratio over 201 2/3 innings. That puts him on track for the single-season MLB record, beating the 143/13 K/BB ratio that Bret Saberhagen put up in 1994. He'll make one final start next week against the Diamondbacks.
Sep 20 - 12:42 AM

Phil Hughes allowed five runs -- three earned -- over seven innings Saturday as the Twins dropped the first half of a doubleheader against the White Sox.

Hughes was scheduled to pitch Friday but the game got rained out. He struck out 11 batters and walked just one, but the White Sox got to him for a homer and three doubles. Hughes will carry a 15-10 record, 3.56 ERA, and 1.14 WHIP into his next start at home against the Tigers.
Sep 13 - 6:53 PM

Friday's game between the Twins and White Sox has been postponed due to rain.

It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday. Scheduled starters Phil Hughes and Jose Quintana will be pushed back a day.
Sep 12 - 3:36 PM

Phil Hughes surrendered three earned runs over seven innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Angels.

Hughes gave up runs in the first, second, and third innings, and then the Twins' bullpen got pounded late. The right-hander still has an excellent 3.55 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 165/15 K/BB ratio in 187 2/3 innings this season. He's scheduled to face the White Sox next.
Sep 6 - 10:34 PM

Phil Hughes held the Orioles to three unearned runs over eight innings Monday for his 15th win.

Baltimore scored those three runs on a Nick Hundley homer in the bottom of the seventh inning that was preceded by a throwing error. Hughes was otherwise dominant, striking out five batters and yielding only five total hits over his eight frames. He's 15-8 with a 3.54 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 157/15 K/BB ratio in 180 2/3 innings this season. A home meeting with the Angels is next.
Sep 1 - 4:23 PM

After pitching shutout ball into the eighth, Phil Hughes ended up allowing four runs in 7 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Royals.

Hughes gave up five singles, one of the bunt variety, before being pulled with two runs in. Two inherited runners came around to score off the pen from there, snapping Hughes's streak of five straight quality starts. Of course, for seven innings tonight, he was just as good as in any of the previous five.
Aug 27 - 11:13 PM

Phil Hughes outdueled Corey Kluber on Thursday, throwing seven innings of one-run ball as the Twins beat the Indians 4-1.

Hughes struck out eight and walked none in earning his fourth straight win and 14th overall. Thursday's start was his 15th in a row and 24th in 26 outings this year with one or zero walks. Still, the fact that he's allowed just 12 homers in 165 innings might be even more surprising than his 148/15 K/BB ratio.
Aug 21 - 4:26 PM

Phil Hughes hurled 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Twins' 4-1 defeat of the Royals.

Hughes was again sharp, striking out six without issuing a walk and scattering seven hits over his seven-plus frames. The right-hander moved to 13-8 on the year and now boasts a 3.76 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 140/15 K/BB ratio in 158 innings with the Twinkies. He'll look to keep things rolling next week against the Indians.
Aug 16 - 10:01 PM

Phil Hughes limited the A's to one run over seven innings as the Twins prevailed 6-1 on Sunday.

Hughes gave up just four hits and a walk, striking out seven on the afternoon. He's now won two straight after a three-game losing streak, moving him to 12-8 with a 3.88 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 134/15 K/BB ratio over 150 2/3 innings this season. Hughes will try to keep rolling Saturday against the Royals.
Aug 10 - 10:02 PM

Phil Hughes struck out nine over six innings Tuesday, allowing one run in the Twins' 3-1 win over the Padres.

Hughes scattered seven hits and a walk, with a solo home run by Yonder Alonso serving as the only run against him. He left on the wrong end of a 1-0 score, but the Twins put up three runs in the bottom of the sixth to give Hughes his 11th win of the season. The win also snapped a three-game losing streak for the right-hander, lowering his ERA to 4.01. Hughes will try to make it two in a row when the Twins visit the Athletics on Sunday.
Aug 6 - 12:18 AM

Phil Hughes (shin) will be fine for his next scheduled start on Wednesday in Kansas City.

Hughes exited Thursday's outing after being hit in the right shin by a comebacker, but he's feeling much better and will not miss his next turn. The right-hander has put up a 4.10 ERA but a terrific 113/12 K/BB ratio over 131 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 27 - 10:03 AM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Friday that while Phil Hughes (shin) is sore, he's "not as bad as he thought he might be."

Hughes exited Thursday's outing after being hit in the right shin by a comebacker, but Gardy expects the right-hander to be fine for his next outing. Hughes holds a 4.10 ERA but a superb 113/12 K/BB ratio over 131 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 25 - 5:49 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Josmil Pinto
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
2Eric Farris
SS1Danny Santana
2Eduardo Escobar
3Jose Martinez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
3Miguel Sano
LF1Jordan Schafer
2Chris Herrmann
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Eddie Rosario
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Shane Robinson
DH1Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Tommy Milone
6Trevor May
7Mike Pelfrey
8Alex Meyer
9Jason Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Casey Fien
3Brian Duensing
4Caleb Thielbar
5Ryan Pressly
6Aaron Thompson
7A.J. Achter
8Logan Darnell
9Michael Tonkin
10Lester Oliveros
11J.R. Graham
12Tim Stauffer
13Mark Hamburger