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Phil Hughes | Relief 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
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The Twins have moved Phil Hughes to the bullpen.
He's been bumped in favor of Fernando Romero. Hughes began the season on the disabled list and didn't even last four innings in either of his two starts. He'll be used in a mop-up role. Apr 30 - 5:42 PM

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Phil Hughes is no longer listed as the Twins' scheduled start for Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

They're listing TBA for the time being. Hughes hasn't lasted four innings in either of his first two starts with the Twins.
Apr 30 - 4:59 PM

Phil Hughes lasted just 3 2/3 innings and gave up four runs Friday against the Reds.

Hughes was handed a huge lead early on, but he failed to take advantage. Walks got him into trouble in the third inning and he was pulled in the fourth inning after giving up an RBI double to Jesse Winker. He’s failed to make it out of the fourth inning in either of his first two starts. It’s hard to imagine him getting many more chances.
Apr 28 - 12:43 AM

Phil Hughes gave up two runs over 3 1/3 innings in his first start of the season on Sunday against the Rays.

Hughes needed 70 pitches to get through his three-plus innings, and he walked two and struck out two. He missed the first month of the season with an oblique injury, and there was clearly some rust to shack off for the 31-year-old right-hander. He's tough to trust as a fantasy option, and you should probably avoid him in his next start on Friday against the Reds.
Apr 22 - 4:59 PM

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

Hughes will make his season debut on Sunday against the Rays. The veteran right-hander holds a 5.91 ERA over the last two seasons and underwent a second thoracic outlet surgery last August. He can't be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Apr 22 - 8:36 AM

Phil Hughes (oblique) will throw a bullpen on Thursday rather than make a minor league start.

Hughes has made a couple of rehab starts as he recovers from the oblique strain, but instead of making another start at the lower levels, he'll throw a bullpen session. If that goes well, he could be activated soon. It's worth noting that the Twins do not have a scheduled starter for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
Apr 18 - 5:33 PM

Phil Hughes (oblique) will make another minor league start on Thursday.

It's going to be treated as a normal outing, with Hughes going as long as he can last up to about 90-100 pitches. Hughes could join the Twins' rotation next week if all goes well. He landed on the disabled list on Opening Day after suffering an oblique strain in late March.
Apr 5 - 1:02 PM

Phil Hughes (oblique) threw four innings against Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday in a rehab start.

Hughes was recently placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Assuming there are no setbacks, he could rejoin the Twins' rotation on April 11 when Minnesota will need a fifth starter for the first time this season.
Mar 31 - 4:43 PM

Twins placed RHP Phil Hughes on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Hughes suffered the injury during the final week of Grapefruit League games, though it is thought be a fairly minor strain. He could make a couple starts, once he's healthy, while Ervin Santana works back from February finger surgery.
Mar 29 - 9:35 AM

Phil Hughes (oblique) will begin the season on the disabled list.

Hughes suffered the injury in a start against the Yankees last Thursday. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, but he'll get a late start on the season. Both Tyler Kinley and Gabriel Moya now appear likely to make the Twins' bullpen.
Mar 27 - 3:18 PM

Phil Hughes is sidelined with a mild left oblique strain.

Hughes told Twins manager Paul Molitor about the injury a day after he completed 4 2/3 innings in a start against the Yankees on Thursday. He was also slated for the bullpen, it was announced after the start, so the oblique news doesn't impact the team's plans quite as much. We'll stay tuned to see how much time he might miss, if any, with the strain.
Mar 24 - 5:54 PM

Phil Hughes will begin the year in the Twins' bullpen.

It was announced after he pitched 4 2/3 innings of one-run ball in a start against the Yankees on Thursday. Because of off days, the Twins won't need a fifth starter until April 13. In the meantime, Hughes will work out of the bullpen as a long reliever. He should get a chance to make at least a couple of starts before Ervin Santana comes off the DL.
Mar 22 - 4:41 PM

Phil Hughes served up nine runs -- five earned -- in 3 1/3 innings against the Pirates during Saturday's Grapefruit League contest.

The defense let him down but Hughes was hit hard as well -- he gave up home runs to Francisco Cervelli and Jordan Luplow. Hughes is trying to earn a slot in the Twins' starting rotation but his 10.80 ERA through four starts is likely to leave him on the outside looking in.
Mar 17 - 6:04 PM

Phil Hughes permitted one run across four Grapefruit League innings versus the Yankees on Monday.

Hughes served up a solo home run to Tyler Austin but that was it. He struck out three batters and didn't walk anyone. Hughes was roughed up in his first two outings this spring and is probably still on the outside looking in as he competes for the final spot in the Twins' rotation.
Mar 12 - 8:59 PM

Phil Hughes let in four earned runs in 2 1/3 innings during Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.

He served up longballs to Kevin Pillar and Yangervis Solarte. He notched one strikeout, issued one base-on-balls and allowed five base hits -- four of which went for extra bases. The veteran went 4-3 with a 5.87 ERA in nine starts and five relief appearances last year for the Twins. He spent the offseason recovering from a second surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.
Mar 3 - 5:06 PM

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2B1Brian Dozier
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SS1Jorge Polanco
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3B1Miguel Sano
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S1Ervin Santana
2Jose Berrios
3Lance Lynn
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Addison Reed
3Taylor Rogers
4Trevor Hildenberger
5Ryan Pressly
6Zach Duke
7Matt Magill
8Phil Hughes
9Trevor May