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Phil Hughes | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 238
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (23) / NYY
Contract: view contract details

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Phil Hughes (shoulder) underwent thoracic outlet revision surgery on Thursday.
The operation was performed in Dallas by Dr. Gregory Pearl. The surgery will obviously end his season. This has been a recurring problem for Hughes, who has now undergone two procedures for thoracic outlet syndrome. The 31-year-old should be ready for spring training. Aug 10 - 8:22 PM

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Twins manager Paul Molitor confirmed Phil Hughes (shoulder) is likely headed for season-ending surgery.

Hughes will visit a few more doctors before making a decision all signs point to him needing surgery. This would be the second time he's gone under the knife for thoracic outlet syndrome. The right-hander had a lousy year, posting a 5.87 ERA across 14 outings including nine starts.
Aug 3 - 8:34 PM

Twins placed RHP Phil Hughes on the 60-day disabled list with a reoccurrence of symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.

Hughes is likely done for the season, having registered a disappointing 5.87 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over nine starts and five relief appearances. He might even need another TOS surgery. The 31-year-old right-hander is owed $13.2 million from Minnesota in 2018 and another $13.2 million in 2019.
Jul 18 - 4:19 PM

Twins activated RHP Phil Hughes from the 10-day disabled list.

Hughes will be working out of the bullpen, perhaps in a long relief role, now that he has returned from a biceps injury which has kept him off the major league mound since May 22. His fastball was sitting at around 89-92 mph during his rehab assignment, a mark which is a little on the low side for the veteran.
Jun 28 - 4:19 PM

Phil Hughes (biceps) will be activated and used as a reliever later this week.

Hughes will make a final rehab appearance with Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday before being activated. He's still sitting in the 89-92 mph range out of the bullpen, which isn't what he or the Twins had hoped. Hughes, who is in the third year of a five-year, $58 million contract, figures to be used in long relief initially.
Jun 26 - 5:02 PM

Phil Hughes (biceps, shoulder) worked a scoreless inning of relief in his first appearance on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday.

Hughes walked one and finished up his rehab outing having thrown 19 pitches (10 for strikes). His fastball was sitting in the low-90's during his inning of work. He will need to make back-to-back appearances on the rehab assignment before the Twins are ready to activate him from the disabled list.
Jun 21 - 9:09 PM

Phil Hughes (biceps, shoulder) is set to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Rochester.

Hughes has been experiencing renewed symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, so this probably won't be a one-start rehab stint. The 30-year-old right-hander had a 5.74 ERA and 1.51 WHIP through nine starts with the Twins when he landed on the disabled list in late May.
Jun 19 - 2:22 PM

Phil Hughes (biceps, shoulder) played catch Tuesday for the first time since hitting the disabled list May 22.

Hughes is experiencing symptoms related to thoracic outlet syndrome and doesn't really have a timetable for returning to the Twins' active roster. "We’ll see how the throwing goes," Hughes said, "and kind of re-assess how much it’s affecting me and what the next step is." The 30-year-old right-hander had a 5.74 ERA and 1.51 WHIP over his first nine starts this season.
Jun 13 - 8:55 PM

Phil Hughes (biceps) has yet to resume throwing.

Hughes continues to "rehab," but hasn't picked up a baseball since May 21. The right-hander is dealing with a scar tissue buildup in his throwing shoulder and could be facing a lengthy absence.
Jun 8 - 9:46 PM

Phil Hughes will go through a "rigorous soft tissue and mobility rehab" before attempting to throw again, according to a press release from the Twins.

Hughes has a buildup of scar tissue around a nerve in his right shoulder and it's causing symptoms that resemble thoracic outlet syndrome. It's going to be a while before we see him again. The right-hander was placed on the disabled list May 22 with what was originally described as biceps tendinitis.
May 30 - 7:49 PM

Phil Hughes may be dealing with scar tissue around a nerve in his right shoulder.

Hughes visited a vascular specialist this week for a second opinion after experiencing ongoing discomfort in his upper right arm. Thoracic outlet syndrome has been ruled out, but the Twins are still trying to figure out what exactly is ailing the 30-year-old right-hander. There is no timetable for his return at this point.
May 30 - 5:38 PM

Tests have ruled out the possibility that Phil Hughes (biceps) could have thoracic outlet syndrome.

He could receive a second opinion. To this point, Hughes has merely been diagnosed with right biceps tendinitis, but there seems to be a feeling that there might be more going on.
May 26 - 5:41 PM

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

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

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