Phil Hughes
SP MIN
1 day ago

Hughes gave up four runs on six hits and two home runs with one strikeout in Monday's spring training loss to Pittsburgh. His spring ERA increased to 6.55.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes gave up home runs to two of the first three batters he faced and then settled down. He's had a rocky spring training, but he's healthy after after an injury-plagued 2016 season, which is likely more important than his spring stats. (season-ending surgery in July to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome where part of his rib was removed to relieve nerve pressure on his shoulder.) He'll likely start Minnesota's fourth game of the regular season against the White Sox.

Phil Hughes
SP MIN
6 days ago

Hughes gave up six runs (five earned) on nine hits and two home runs over two innings in Wednesday's loss to Houston.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes struggled at the start of spring training but was coming off a good outing before this clunker. His spring ERA rose to 6.75. However, his numbers may not be that important since he's a veteran with a set spot in the rotation as the No. 2 or No. 3 starter. It's more important that Hughes is healthy at this point in the spring after an injury-plagued 2016 season. Hughes is returning from season-ending surgery in July to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome where part of his rib was removed to relieve nerve pressure on his shoulder.

Phil Hughes
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Hughes threw five scoreless innings with four strikeouts while allowing just one walk and two hits in Friday's win over Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes had given up seven runs in nine innings in his last three spring outings, so this is an encouraging sign. Hughes had said he was working on pitches and wasn't worried about his early performance. Hughes is returning after season-ending surgery to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome in July; part of his rib was removed to relieve nerve pressure on his shoulder. He looks healthy this spring and should begin the season as the No.2 or No. 3 starter.

Phil Hughes
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Hughes gave up four runs over five innings Sunday as his spring ERA rose to 7.00. However, he focused on adding a changeup back to his repertoire and feels healthy. "Overall I was pleased with the progress I have been making on the command, and I feel my velocity is coming back," he told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes touched 92 mph with his fastball Sunday which is encouraging as his velocity has declined from 92 mph to 90 mph the last three seasons. Velocity and health are more important than results for Hughes this spring as he's got a set spot in the rotation. Hughes is returning after season-ending surgery to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome in July, where part of his rib was removed to relieve nerve pressure on his shoulder.

Phil Hughes
SP MIN
4 weeks ago

Hughes gave up a run on three hits and two walks with one strikeout over two innings in his second spring training outing in Thursday's tie with Baltimore. "I felt a lot more comfortable," Hughes told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "Compared to last time, it was miles better."

EDGE Analysis

Hughes has given up three runs and seven hits in four innings this spring with one strikeout. However, his numbers hardly matter as he mostly needs to show he's healthy after season-ending surgery to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome in July, where part of his rib was removed to relieve nerve pressure on his shoulder. When healthy, he's shown outstanding control with the Twins, but his velocity has declined sharply the last two seasons.

Phil Hughes
SP MIN
1 month ago

Hughes gave up two runs over two innings with four hits allowed in his spring debut Saturday. It was his first game since season-ending surgery to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome in July. "Felt like it had been 8 1/2 months," Hughes told MLB.com.

EDGE Analysis

While Hughes' numbers were not great, it was encouraging to see him pitch without any health concerns. 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. With all the injuries , Hughes struggled and finished with a 5.95 ERA last season. If he can stay healthy, Hughes could be a bounce back candidate thanks to his stellar control.

Phil Hughes
SP MIN
1 month 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.

Phil Hughes
SP MIN
9 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.

Phil Hughes
SP MIN
9 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.

Phil Hughes
SP MIN
10 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.