Phil Hughes SP MIN 2 Days

Phil Hughes (shin) will be fine for his next scheduled start.

Hughes exited Thursday's outing after being hit in the right shin by a comebacker, but he's feeling much better and will not miss his next turn. The right-hander has put up a 4.10 ERA but a terrific 113/12 K/BB ratio over 131 2/3 innings this season.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 3 Days

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Friday that while Phil Hughes (shin) is sore, he's "not as bad as he thought he might be."

Hughes exited Thursday's outing after being hit in the right shin by a comebacker, but Gardy expects the right-hander to be fine for his next outing. Hughes holds a 4.10 ERA but a superb 113/12 K/BB ratio over 131 2/3 innings this season.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 4 Days

X-rays on Phil Hughes' right shin came back negative.

Hughes was forced from Thursday's outing in the fourth inning when he took an Adam Dunn comebacker off the shin. He'll undoubtedly be sore but the Twins are hopeful that he'll be ready for his next start.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 4 Days

Phil Hughes is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a bruised right shin.

Hughes was injured when he took an Adam Dunn comebacker in the fourth inning of Thursday's outing versus the White Sox. It doesn't appear that X-rays will be required, so Hughes should have a good shot to make his next start. He struck out four while allowing two runs over three frames before exiting.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 4 Days

Phil Hughes left Thursday's start versus the White Sox after being hit in the right leg by a comebacker.

Adam Dunn's smash appeared to hit Hughes' shin, and he eventually limped off the field with the Twins' trainer. He'll likely go for an X-ray, at which point an update on his status will be available.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 9 Days

Phil Hughes was blown up for 11 hits and five runs over seven innings Saturday in a loss to the Rays.

Hughes yielded three runs in the second inning and two in the seventh. He walked just one batter but also struck out only one. The right-hander got off to a good start this season but now owns a less-than-impressive 4.06 ERA.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 15 Days

Phil Hughes allowed 10 hits and five runs over five innings but took the win against the Rockies on Sunday.

Hughes was staked to a five-run lead, but he very nearly didn't hang on to get his 10th win. The right-hander did manage to strike out six while not walking a batter. It's a good end to a good first half for Hughes, who goes into the break with a 3.92 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 108/11 K/BB ratio over 121 2/3 innings. He seems to have turned a corner this year, and his good first half should carry over into the second.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 20 Days

Phil Hughes struck out eight while tossing 7 1/3 shutout frames in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over the Mariners.

Hughes scattered eight hits and declined to issue a free pass in a return to his elite May form (3-0, 1.62 ERA). The veteran right-hander needed a positive outing after going 1-2 with an 8.05 ERA in his past three starts, a stretch that likely cost him a chance to pitch in his home ballpark in next week's All-Star Game. Having improved to 9-5 with a 3.70 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, Hughes travels to Colorado on Sunday to close out a first half renaissance.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 25 Days

Phil Hughes was rocked by his former team, allowing seven runs in 6 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

It's easily the worst start of the season for Hughes, who pitched well against the Yankees back on June 1. The right-hander surrendered two home runs, both in the fourth inning, to Carlos Beltran and Zelous Wheeler. Overall, he allowed eight hits, walked one, and struck out six. Hughes may be experiencing some regression, as he has struggled in four out of his last six starts. He now sports a 3.95 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 94/11 K/BB ratio, which he'll take into next week's start against the Mariners at Safeco Field.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 1 Month

Phil Hughes was knocked around for five earned runs on 11 hits Saturday against the Rangers.

It's the second straight rough outing for Hughes, who is regressing quickly from his impressive start to the 2014 season. He struck out six Texas hitters on Saturday and issued only one walk, but the Rangers battered him for nine singles and two doubles. Hughes will try to get back on track next week against his former team, the Yankees.