Twins Injury Update: Joe Mauer, Phil Hughes, Kohl Stewart

The Minnesota Twins lost to the Chicago White Sox on Friday by the score of 9-5. The loss dropped the Twins to 46-56, last in the American League Central. The Twins continue to be hurt by their pitching staff which is 27th in the Major Leagues in ERA. There is some good news regarding the staff, as Phil Hughes is not expected to miss a start after being hit in the shin by a batted...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins starter Correia encounters unlucky No. 13

MINNEAPOLIS -- For the second night in a row, a Twins starting pitcher was knocked from the game far too early. While it was an injury that did Phil Hughes in on Thursday, Kevin Correia lasted just four innings Friday because the White Sox hit him early, often, and hard. During that span, Correia allowed seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits as the Twins fell 9-5 to Chicago. Correia...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' hurting rotation takes another hit as Hughes leaves in loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins were already thin on starting pitching. They didn't need this to happen. Twins starter Phil Hughes was hit in the leg by a comebacker to the mound Thursday off the bat of Chicago's Adam Dunn. It caught Hughes in the shin and forced him to leave the game after facing just one batter in the top of the fourth inning. There were no broken bones...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Phil Hughes exits after comebacker

Twins right-hander Phil Hughes left Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning after being hit in the right leg by a comebacker from Adam Dunn, reports Rhett Bollinger of (video below). He has a contusion on his shin and is listed as day-to-day. Right-hander Samuel Deduno replaced Hughes as the Twins lost 5-2.Hughes was charged with the loss...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Head North to Take on Twins in Four Game Set

The White Sox hit the road Thursday to start a seven game road trip against division opponents.  The first stop is Minneapolis for a four game series against the Twins.  The Sox went 3-3 on their home stand to open the second half of the season but lost the last two games with a chance to win back to back series for the first time this season. The Twins come into the series one...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Preview: Struggling Hughes Takes on Chicago

    photo credit: Everything_Jerry_Reussia  via: Sitting in last place in the AL Central division the Twins hope for the same luck they had last time they faced the White Sox back in June. The White Sox are just two games ahead of the Twins and are six games back from the first place Tigers. Tonight a now struggling Phil Hughes will face Hector Noesi. Hughes started...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: July 24

Welcome back to the Daily Fix here at the Fantasy Fix. And welcome to DraftKings. For those who aren’t yet Daily Fantasy baseball players at DraftKings head over there via this link and join. They will double your initial deposit up to $600. I’m going to focus on the later games today – the contest starts at 7:05pm eastern – giving my east coast and west coast friends equal...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Thursday, Jul 24

Thursday marks our usual shortened MLB schedule. We have the usual names up top, but a new name brings up the rear. With a projected 3.38 ERA and 1.28 WHIP against the Phillies, it’s not that the system projects Tim Hudson to get lit up. Rather, he just doesn’t have the strikeout punch to make much of an impact in that category and he happens to draw a buzz saw matchup, Cole...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Hughes outdueled in loss to Tampa Bay

MINNEAPOLIS -- With two swings of his bat, Sean Rodriguez quashed the seemingly impending pitchers' duel set to take place at Target Field on Saturday night. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and anyone else who took a look at the matchup before settling into their seats or couches at home could've anticipated as much. "The names are there," he said before his team&...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Recap: Phil Hughes First Twins Pitcher to 10 Wins This Season

Photo credit: via Shutter Shock     Phil Hughes is officially the first Twins pitcher with 10 wins at the break this season, but since Carl Pavano had in 2010. After the season he had with the Yankees last season it is hard to believe that this is the same pitcher. Hughes was given a five-run lead in the first, and had a shaky first two innings himself, but he was able to hang...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Injured Starters With Second-Half Value, Part 2

In part one of this series, I looked at three arms returning this week giving them more immediate value to fantasy owners, but there are still several arms working their way back who can deliver real upside this summer and should be given serious consideration if you’re in dire need of arms. The league recommendation tables that will follow each player assume you need pitching...
Via The Fantasy Fix
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hughes sharp as Twins shut out Seattle

Phil Hughes’ next outing is scheduled for Sunday in Colorado. So even if he made the AL All-Star team he would have been unable to pitch in the Midsummer Classic because of a league rule prohibiting pitchers who start so close to the game from appearing. But Hughes had sealed his own fate, anyway, with his previous three starts. He gave up five, five and seven runs in those outings...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins hold off Mariners, 2-0

SEATTLE (AP) -- Minnesota's Phil Hughes pitched into the eighth inning, Sam Fuld barely cleared the wall with his second home run of the season and the Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Tuesday night. Hughes rebounded from being knocked around in his previous two starts to shut down the Mariners. Hughes (9-5) gave up eight hits in 7 1/3 innings, struck out eight and didn...
Via Fox Sports North
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Hughes gives up season-high seven runs in loss to Yankees

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins offense was responsible for Yankees rookie Masahiro Tanaka having the worst start of his brief career. Unfortunately for the Twins, right-hander Phil Hughes also had his ugliest outing of the season. In the end, Tanaka's off-night was better than Hughes', allowing New York to win the first game of the four-game series by a 7-4 final at Target...
Via Fox Sports North
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NERD Game Scores: Phil Hughes, Out of Curiosity

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. […]
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitching starting to come around

It's taken nearly three months, but it appears as if the Twins' starting rotation is finally settling into a groove. Minnesota's starting pitching got off to a bumpy start to open the 2014 season, despite the big free-agent signings of Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco. The Twins' offense carried the club through the first month as the rotation struggled to find its footing...
Via Fox Sports North
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins upbeat after rare four-game sweep

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins returned home for a brief four-game homestand on the heels of a season-high five-game losing streak. That included three demoralizing losses at Fenway Park in Boston, each of which was a one-run defeat. Four games -- and more importantly, four wins -- later, the Twins are now riding a season-best four-game winning streak after sweeping the Chicago...
Via Fox Sports North
June 22, 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

Pay Attention to Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes debuted for the New York Yankees in 2007, as a 21 year old, making 13 starts that season.  He even had a no-hitter heading into the 7th inning of a game against the Texas Rangers, but had to leave due to a hamstring injury.  His first full season as a starter wouldn't come until 2010, and it looked as if Hughes was going to be a big part of the next gen in...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes, improvement or a savvy signing?

Twins this season. Phil Hughes has been a revelation for the Twins. There was some suggestion that Hughes would be better in Minnesota than he would be in New York, in a park that is better suited to his abilities. Despite this, I don’t think anyone expected Hughes to be THIS good in his time with the Twins. He’s 7-2 with a 3.17 ERA to this point in the season, which puts him...
Via The Rhino and Compass
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

In his last 10 starts, Phil Hughes is 7-1 with a 2.27 earned run average.

Phil Hughes stopped Toronto yesterday, as he did the Yankees last week. (No big deal; your Aunt Minnie could shut down the Yankees.) Hughes pitched seven shutout innings, fanned nine. His ERA now stands at 3.17. He's 7-2 with a bad team. He will probably pitch in the All-Star Game.Can someone please remind me again on why he had to leave the Yankees?Ah, yes! I forgot: The clunk...
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hughes Shuts Down Blue Jays As Twins Win 7-2

Phil Hughes was dominant again and the middle of the lineup did plenty of damage to earn the Twins their 31st win of the season. So this is what it's like to watch a starting pitcher dominate. We're seeing pitching that hasn't been in a Twins uniform since the days of Johan Santana, it seems. Phil Hughes went 7 innings without allowing any runs while striking out 9...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins sign Kendrys Morales

The Minnesota Twins officially announced the signing of first baseman/DH Kendrys Morales on Sunday. Morales, who rejected a qualifying offer from the Seattle Mariners this past offseason, was finally signed after the 2014 first year player draft commenced, and in doing so, the Twins do not owe the Mariners a draft pick. Morales, signed through the end of the 2014 season, received...
Via Sports-Glory
June 08, 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'...
Via Fox Sports North
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Implosion: Twins Rally for 7-2 Win Over Yankees

Sunday afternoon’s rubber game between the Yankees and Minnesota Twins featured much intrigue. In addition to a series win being at stake, former Yankees’ RHP Phil Hughes made his return to the Bronx. Though he won as many as 18 contests in a Yankee uniform, Hughes’ tenure in pinstripes was disappointing. The hurler, who America Baseball ranked as the fourth-best prospect in...
Via One Jet At A Time
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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