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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 (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
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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

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

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2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
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3B1Miguel Sano
LF1Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Robbie Grossman
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Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Phil Hughes
3Hector Santiago
4Jose Berrios
5Kyle Gibson
6Adalberto Mejia
7Nik Turley
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PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Taylor Rogers
3Tyler Duffey
4Craig Breslow
5Glen Perkins
6Matt Belisle
7Ryan O'Rourke
8Justin Haley
9Buddy Boshers
10Alan Busenitz
11Trevor May