7:26 PM EDT, Thu September 03, 2015

Twinsights: Hicks leaves game with hamstring strain

NEW YORK -- Twins right-hander Phil Hughes (lower back) did a full upper- and lower-body workout in the team’s conditioning pool at Target Field and reported no issues. There is no target date for Hughes to resume throwing, but he was said to be moving around much better. Hughes is eligible to come off the disabled list on Aug. 25 at Tampa Bay but that is still a week away. --Reliever Blaine Boyer (elbow) had a scheduled off day from throwing Wednesday. He is scheduled to extend his long-toss program to 120 feet on Thursday. --Right-hander Ricky Nolasco has begun jogging […] The post...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 15, 2015
Minnesota Twins' Phil Hughes receives cortisone injection

Minnesota Twins' Phil Hughes receives cortisone injection

Right-hander Phil Hughes, the Twins' Opening Day starter, knew something was drastically wrong just a few pitches into Tuesday's bullpen session.

Twinsights: Lower back pain for Phil Hughes 'almost paralyzing'

Right-hander Phil Hughes, the Twins’ Opening Day starter, knew something was drastically wrong just a few pitches into Tuesday’s bullpen session. That’s when his lower back seized up two days after nagging at him during a disastrous start at Cleveland. “I got like five pitches in and I knew it had flared up again,” Hughes said Friday. “It’s almost paralyzing. You just can’t move.” Placed on the 15-day disabled list with lower-back inflammation Thursday, Hughes received a cortisone injection this week in the left side of his lower back. It’s the second time in his career he...
Twinkie Town Aug 13, 2015

Phil Hughes to disabled list, rotation gets a shuffle

Lower back inflammation sends veteran right-hander to the disabled list. After feeling something in his bullpen session on Tuesday, Phil Hughes has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation of his lower back. If it seems like this came out of nowhere, that's because it did. Hughes' back was fine, but the bullpen was shut down quickly when Hughes felt that something wasn't right. An MRI revealed the inflammation. He's scheduled for a cortisone shot. Trevor May will start for Hughes, who was due to pitch on Friday. May will likely be limited in his pitch count. The Twins, who...

Twins' Hughes says he's healthy but disappointed

Twins righthander Phil Hughes says health isn't the reason he's pitched poorly lately, but he's not certain what the reason is.
Twinkie Town Aug 9, 2015

Indians 8, Twins 1: Hughes beat up early, offense still dead

It's dead, Jim. There's a saying that says that one of the reasons baseball is superior to football is because if you lose, you don't have to stew about it and think about it for a week; you come out the next night and have a chance to win. As far as the Twins are concerned, they've lost so many times and have had their asses handed to them so completely over the last few weeks, I think they might like a week off just to catch their breath and try to shake off that losing feeling. Phil Hughes got busted up early and often today, finishing with seven runs in just three innings off...
Akron Beacon Journal Aug 7, 2015

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

SATURDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Ervin Santana (2-1, 3.78) vs. Trevor Bauer (8-8, 3.98)SUNDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 1:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Phil Hughes (10-6, 4.11) vs. Corey Kluber (6-12, 3.60)MONDAY: OffTUESDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOWEDNESDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOTHURSDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STO

Twinsights: Hughes, Molitor hit board in Baseball America Best Tools survey

CLEVELAND -- Phil Hughes’ nine-inning walk rate has actually jumped 39 percent over his record-setting 2014 season, but the Twins right-hander was still pleased to be cited as having the best control in the American League. That distinction came in a vote of league managers as conducted by Baseball America correspondents in its annual Best Tools survey. Twins manager Paul Molitor finished third in the best manager category behind Buck Showalter (Baltimore) and Terry Francona (Cleveland). After walking just 0.64 batters (unintentionally) per nine innings last season, Hughes has seen that...

Twinsights: Talking Hockey Hall of Fame with the Twins

TORONTO--Twins pitcher Phil Hughes is a huge hockey fan, but he has made just one visit ever to the Hockey Hall of Fame in downtown Toronto. That happened around 2009 or 2010 when he was with the New York Yankees. “The YES Network wanted to do something with a couple guys that were into hockey,” Hughes said. “So we went over there, got a tour of the whole place. It was pretty neat to see all that stuff.” Located in the basement of an old bank building, practically hidden at the bottom of an escalator and behind a food court, […] The post Twinsights: Talking Hockey Hall of Fame with...
Akron Beacon Journal Aug 5, 2015

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

THURSDAY: OffFRIDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Mike Pelfrey (5-7, 3.65) vs. Cody Anderson (2-3, 3.38)SATURDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Ervin Santana (2-1, 3.78) vs. Trevor Bauer (8-8, 3.98)SUNDAY: Twins at IndiansTime: 1:10 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Phil Hughes (10-6, 4.11) vs. Corey Kluber (6-12, 3.60)MONDAY: OffTUESDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOWEDNESDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOTHURSDAY: Yankees at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STO

Hughes: Blue Jays have tough lineup

Twins righthander Phil Hughes says two costly mistakes to "toughest top four in baseball" gave him a quick 2-0 deficit Tuesday.

Twins fall out of wild card spot in latest loss to Blue Jays

Phil Hughes was plagued by home runs as his six-game winning streak came to an end.

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