DTDPhil Hughes
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Hughes, who had season-ending surgery to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome in July, has pitched off the mound five times this winter as he gets ready for spring training, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes had a rib under his right shoulder blade removed during the surgery and later said he'd been experiencing discomfort since 2015. He also suffered a broken leg from a batted ball in July and a later examination revealed the shoulder issue. Hughes struggled with injuries and finished with a 5.95 ERA last season. It sounds like Hughes will be healthy at the start of spring training and should be set with a spot in the rotation. While his poor season was likely almost all due to injuries, Hughes' velocity has declined sharply the last two seasons.

DTDPhil Hughes
SP MIN
8 months ago

Hughes underwent successful surgery to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Part of Hughes' rib was removed to relieve nerve pressure on his shoulder. According to manager Paul Molitor, the procedure has "a very, very good chance of alleviating some of the things he was enduring while pitching." Hughes, who's also recovering from a fractured left femur suffered June 9, expects to be ready to go for spring training.

DTDPhil Hughes
SP MIN
8 months ago

Hughes (shoulder) will miss the rest of the 2016 season with thoracic outlet syndrome and will need to have surgery to remove part of his rib, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes was originally placed on the 60-day DL with a fractured knee that was suffered earlier this month, but will now miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. He will undergo surgery July 6 in the Twin Cities and should be ready to return by spring training.

DTDPhil Hughes
SP MIN
8 months ago

Hughes will be transferred to the 60-day DL, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks after a comebacker resulted in a fractured knee, so the Twins will make the procedural move in order to make room on the 25-man roster to add Neil Ramirez, who was claimed off waivers Sunday.

DTDPhil Hughes
SP MIN
9 months ago

Hughes will miss 6-to-8 weeks due to a fracture in his knee, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Initial X-rays from Thursday came back negative, but the Twins have since discovered a "compaction fracture" above his left knee. Hughes took a comebacker off his knee Thursday that was clocked at well over 100 miles per hour. According to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press, Hughes is unlikely to get back on a big league mound until September.

DTDPhil Hughes
SP MIN
9 months ago

Hughes (knee) has been placed on the 15-day DL, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes exited Thursday's game with a bruised left knee after getting hit by a line drive. X-rays were negative but he was set to undergo more tests. If this injury isn't serious, the Twins may want Hughes to make several starts in the minors to get back to form as he lost his spot in the rotation before the ailment.

DTDPhil Hughes
SP MIN
9 months ago

Hughes (knee) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

X-rays taken on Hughes' left knee came back negative Thursday, but given that he took a comebacker clocked at well over 100 miles per, the Twins will do their due diligence Friday to determine whether there is any other damage. He is considered day-to-day at this point, but Friday's MRI should provide a clearer picture on his status moving forward.

DTDPhil Hughes
SP MIN
9 months ago

Hughes exited Thursday's game with a bruised left knee, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes took a line drive clocked at 106 miles per hour off the bat of J.T. Realmuto to his left knee Thursday and was forced to exit the contest. Fortunately, Hughes may have avoided a significant injury as the Twins have him listed as day-to-day after X-rays came back negative. If he is unavailable out of the pen Friday, the onus will be on starter Tyler Duffy to go deep into the game so the Twins can survive without a long reliever.

DTDPhil Hughes
SP MIN
9 months ago

Hughes will move back to the bullpen after making a spot start Thursday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes got the nod Thursday when Kyle Gibson was a late scratch due to a sore back. Hughes struggled by giving up four runs and eight hits in four innings. Pat Dean will stay in the rotation and Kyle Gibson will take the final spot when he returns from the DL in mid June.

DTDPhil Hughes
SP MIN
9 months ago

Hughes only lasted four innings Thursday against Tampa Bay, and he allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out two. He didn't factor in the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old righty has had a poor season with a 5.97 ERA and a robust 1.48 WHIP over 11 starts. He hasn't reached the seventh inning since April 23, and he has allowed three runs or fewer only three times in his last nine outings.