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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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.
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

Twins transferred RHP Phil Hughes from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Neil Ramirez. Hughes will be out until at least September with a compression fracture above his left knee.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 02:07:00 PM

Phil Hughes has been diagnosed with a compression fracture above his left knee and will miss the next 6-8 weeks.

There's a chance this could cost the right-hander the remainder of the season. Hughes was drilled by line drive during Thursday's game and was seen walking on crutches in the Twins clubhouse on Saturday and will have to remain on them for awhile during his recovery. He's likely to be out until September.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 11:53:00 AM

Phil Hughes (knee) was seen walking on crutches in the Twins clubhouse on Saturday.

The club is still awaiting the results of his MRI exam. Hughes landed on the disabled list on Friday due to a left knee contusion sustained when he was hit by a line drive on Thursday. Until the results of the MRI are known, it's impossible to speculate on how much time he may miss.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 11:25:00 AM

Twins placed RHP Phil Hughes on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee contusion.

J.T. Realmuto is the culprit here. It was his liner that hit Hughes in the knee in the ninth inning on Thursday. The 29-year-old right-hander lands on the DL after posting a rough 5.95 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 34/13 K/BB ratio across 59 innings. He was shifted from the rotation to the bullpen at the end of May. No timetable for his recovery has been made immediately available, but X-rays taken after the game did not reveal any structural damage, so he may have at least dodged that bullet.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 02:28:00 PM

Phil Hughes left Thursday's game against the Marlins after taking a line drive off his left knee.

He exited in the ninth inning after J.T. Realmuto drilled him with a liner back to the mound. Hughes is probably headed for X-rays. The right-hander scattered four hits and one run over 1 2/3 innings before exiting.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 11:22:00 PM

Phil Hughes allowed four runs over four innings in a spot start Thursday against the Rays.

Hughes, filling in for Kyle Gibson, showed why the team recently moved him to the bullpen, giving up eight hits -- including an Evan Longoria home run -- with a walk and just two strikeouts. Hughes now owns a 5.97 ERA and 1.48 WHIP and can be ignored in fantasy for all intents and purposes.
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 01:25:00 AM

Phil Hughes will make a spot start for the Twins on Thursday night against the Rays.

This was supposed to be Kyle Gibson's return to the rotation, but he's battling a stiff back. Hughes was shifted to the bullpen earlier this week but has not been used yet in a relief role. He owns a rough 5.74 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 53 1/3 innings this season.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 12:53:00 PM

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