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PHIL HUGHES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phil Hughes expecting bounce back year from Ricky Nolasco

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor told reporters yesterday that Phil Hughes has been “penciled in” as the team’s Opening Day starter this year, but Hughes seemed more excited to talk about last year’s Opening Day starter Ricky Nolasco rather than his role at the top of Minnesota’s rotation. Phil Hughes raved about Ricky Nolasco's 2-seamer after their simultaneous pen...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins have Hughes 'penciled in' as opening day starter

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Minnesota Twins have slotted Phil Hughes as their opening day starter. Manager Paul Molitor said Monday that Hughes has been ''penciled in'' to take the mound on April 6 when the Twins play at Detroit, provided the right-hander stays healthy through spring training. That's according to the throwing schedule set up by pitching coach Neil Allen plotted out...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Molitor tabs Phil Hughes as Opening Day starter

getty images Twins manager Paul Molitor told reporters on Monday that Phil Hughes is penciled in as his Opening Day starter. In his first season with the Twins the 28-year-old Hughes performed well posting a 3.52 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and a 186/16 K/BB ratio. He totaled 209 2/3 innings of work. The Twins rewarded Hughes for his efforts giving him a three-year extension worth $42 million...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Reward the Phil Hughes Breakthrough

It was an exciting thing that Phil Hughes pulled off — just last season, he finished with the best-ever ratio of strikeouts to walks. It sounds good. It is good. Strikeouts are good! Walks are bad. (For pitchers.) You want to have a lot of the former and few of the latter. There’s no taking […]
Via Fangraphs
December 22, 2014  |  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...
Via The Outside Corner
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

Rain delay costs Phil Hughes shot at $500K bonus

It’s been a rough year for the Minnesota Twins.  They enter play on Wednesday with the second worst record in the American League, having finished fourth or fifth in the AL Central the last four seasons.  One of the team’s bright spots has been Right hand pitcher Phil Hughes, who entered today’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 15-10 record and very respectable...
Via Reading Between The Seams
September 24, 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 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...
Via isportsweb.com
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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