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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||17.00||10.00||0.00||3.13||1.11||189.00||21.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Back - 15-day DL. Out until at least early September|
|vs LHB|| 78.0||0||0|| 4.38||0||9||39|
|vs RHB|| 66.1||0||0|| 4.61||0||6||46|
|Last 10 Games|
Twins SP Phil Hughes is still struggling with ailing back injury
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(8/23/15) Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes is still struggling with the lingering back injury that landed him on the 15-day disabled list, per the Star Tribune.
Hughes received an epidural injection, but his sore back did not respond well. He has been relegated to pool workouts and has experienced discomfort with certain movements.
“Phil is still having a little discomfort,” manager Paul Molitor said
Twins place starting pitcher Phil Hughes (back) on DL
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(8/13/15) The Twins placed starting pitcher Phil Hughes on the 15-day disabled list Thursday due to a lower back injury. Trevor May will replace him in the rotation, starting with Friday's game against the Indians.
"I felt it a little in Cleveland and it got worse during my bullpen on Tuesday," Hughes said, per 1500ESPN.com. "I will rest for a few days before getting back to baseball activities as soon as possible."
The right-hander Hughes is 2-2 with a 5.20 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break.
Twins SP Phil Hughes allows seven runs in three innings
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(8/9/15) Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes got completely rocked during his start against the Indians on Sunday.
Hughes last three innings after allowing seven runs on nine hits. He gave up a walk and a two-run home run to Abraham Almonte.
With the loss, Hughes drops to 10-8 on the season. His ERA ballooned to 4.49 after the forgettable loss.
Twins SP Phil Hughes gives up three runs in loss to Blue Jays
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(8/4/15) Twins starter Phil Hughes fell one out shy of a quality start on Tuesday, but still pitched decently in a loss against the Blue Jays. Hughes allowed three runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out three, needing 99 pitches to get through his outing in the 3-1 defeat.
Hughes (10-7, 4.14 ERA) gave up a pair of solo home runs in this one--one to Josh Donaldson in the first, and another to Troy Tulowitzki in the third. But the Twins' offense was unable to get much off Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada.
This makes back-to-back starts of less than six innings for Hughes, allowing a total of eight runs in those two games.
Twins SP Phil Hughes hits double-digit win total
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(7/31/15) Phil Hughes wasn't dominant, but he didn't have to be, as the Twins gave their starter plenty of offensive support in a victory Thursday.
Hughes allowed five runs and 10 hits in his five innings of work, but it was enough to earn him his 10th victory of the season. He struck out five and didn't walk a batter for the second straight start.
Hughes (10-6) has now won six straight decisions.
|2014 summary: After seven mostly torturous seasons as a Yankee, a change of scenery -- to Minnesota -- and arsenal helped to produce a stellar season for Phil Hughes. Pitching home games at Target Field did wonders for Hughes' home run rate, but the re-introduction of a cutter, which Hughes frequently used to finish off lefty batters, was also critical to his newfound success. No qualifying major league starter pounded the strike zone more often or induced a higher proportion of swings on pitches outside the zone. That combination made it almost impossible for hitters to walk against Hughes, as he issued 16 free passes in 209 2/3 innings, posting a 3.52 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in the process.|
Playing time status: Hughes emerged as the Twins' ace, and last season could have been the first of many 200-inning seasons for him.
2015 outlook: Hughes was a top 20 starting pitcher in Fantasy last season, and even if he walks a few more batters this year, he will likely make up for it by lowering his .330 BABIP. Look for a repeat of his 2014 performance, which would make him an appropriate target within the first 60 picks overall in standard Head-to-Head leagues and first 80 picks in standard Rotisserie leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/29/15||HOU||7:10 pm||Mike Fiers|
|8/30/15||HOU||2:10 pm||Lance McCullers|
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|9/2/15||CHW||8:10 pm||Carlos Rodon|
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