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Hughes, Twins hold off Indians for another crucial win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Phil Hughes pitched five scoreless innings in his return to the rotation, and the Minnesota Twins had rare success against Corey Kluber in a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night to move within a game of the second AL wild-card spot. Minnesota trails Houston by a game after the Astros lost to the Angels earlier Wednesday. Hughes (11-9) allowed four...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Hughes to be skipped in rotation, may pitch out of pen

Phil Hughes' first start since August 9 didn't go according to plan.On Tuesday against the Detroit Tigers, Hughes took the mound for the Minnesota Twins and wasn't his usual self, giving up three runs in just three innings.To get him some extra rest and to help him recover, manager Paul Molitor told the media that his next start will be skipped - and he may get some innings out of...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins tack three more years onto Phil Hughes’ contract

After by far the finest year of his career in 2014, Phil Hughes won’t be leaving Minnesota any time soon. Hughes agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension that will be added to the two years remaining on his current three-year, $24 million deal, meaning that he’ll be staying with the Twins until 2019. The extension, first reported by Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes turns down $500K bonus offer from Twins

As we near the end of Major League Baseball’s regular season, incentive bonuses in player contracts are coming into play with only a few games remaining. In the case of Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes, his 2014 season comes to an end agonizingly short of an additional $500,000. Hughes was to receive the half million […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes loses mind, sticks out glove to catch rocket gapper to left-center (GIF)

It’s unclear exactly what Minnesota Twins starting pitcher was trying to accomplish during Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, but one thing is certain: It certainly was quite weird. During the bottom of the 6th, Hughes served up a meatball to Royals catcher Sal Perez, who gladly took advantage of the pitch right down […] The post Phil Hughes loses mind, sticks...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Why Phil Hughes has been the biggest surprise

Phil Hughes As the Minnesota Twins continue to struggle defensively on the mound, and very recently in the field, there’s not much to look for through the grapevine. The pitching staff is 32-35. Only six of the overall 16-man roster has winning records, and three have ERA’s lower than .300 (Matt Guerrier at 2.81, Glen Perkins at 2.76 and Casey Fien at 2.17). However, there have...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Hughes bested by last-place Astros

MINNEAPOLIS -- It turns out the only team that can slow down Phil Hughes is . . . the last-place Houston Astros. One start after facing his old team, the Yankees, Hughes turned in his worst start in a Twins uniform. He allowed a season-high five runs -- including three homers, also the most he's given up this year -- as Minnesota lost 5-4 to the visiting Astros in Friday's series...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Hughes earns win in first game back at Yankee Stadium

In what was a forgettable season with the Yankees in 2013, Phil Hughes won just one game all year at Yankee Stadium. He now has his first win there as a visitor. After going eight innings in his longest outing of the year, Hughes was rewarded with a six-run ninth inning by Minnesota's offense in the Twins' 7-2 win to give Hughes a victory in his old stomping grounds. Hughes spent...
Via Fox Sports North
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Three prospects that could make an impact this year

Minnesota Twins With two months completed in the regular season, the Minnesota Twins continue to search for a solid win streak and a consistent record above the .500 mark. With much of the season still left to play, there are three prospects that could make an impact in the lineup this year if they were to make an appearance.   Byron Buxton, OF   Prior to the 2014 season, Buxton...
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hughes continues torrid stretch, spurs Twins win vs. Padres

Twins pitcher Phil Hughes was hoping to pick up his first career big-league hit Wednesday against San Diego. After going hitless at the plate, Hughes will instead have to settle for his fifth win of the year. Hughes continued the impressive roll he's been on with Minnesota over the last month, tossing seven scoreless innings to stymie the Padres as the Twins won 2-0 at Petco Park...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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