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PHIL HUGHES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Santana, Hughes lead Twins to 3-2 win over Rays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Danny Santana's triple keyed a late two-run rally, and Phil Hughes pitched seven strong innings Friday night to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Hughes (3-4) gave up two runs and five hits to win his third straight start. Glen Perkins pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save in as many opportunities. Rays starter Jake Odorizzi...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins vs. Athletics preview

The Minnesota Twins are the hottest team in the AL Central, and that's been without much help from staff ace Phil Hughes. The Oakland Athletics don't figure to grant Hughes any favors on Monday night when they look to continue their offensive dominance in Minnesota. Hughes (0-4, 4.55 ERA) earned a five-year contract after going 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA in a career-high 209 2/3 innings...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher Phil Hughes leaves after 5 innings with hip-flexor strain

  Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes left his start Wednesday after five innings because of a mild strain of his left hip flexor muscle. Hughes left with the Twins ahead of Detroit, the first lead he'd pitched with this season, but relievers Tim Stauffer and Aaron Thompson let the Tigers tie the game in the sixth. Hughes threw 71 pitches, striking out four while allowing seven...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: No need to panic over Hughes’ slow start

It may not be the results you want, but at least you know what you are going to get out of Phil Hughes in April. Hughes (0-3) and the Twins fell to the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Saturday at Target Field, snapping a three-game winning streak for the Twins. The starting pitcher was charged with all four runs, as he also gave up his fourth home run of the year. In now 31 career starts...
Via isportsweb.com
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Opening day observations

The Twins fell to 0-1 yesterday as they lost to the Detroit Tigers 4-0. This marks the seventh opening day loss in a row for the Twins and the first time they have been shut out on opening day since 2000. Here are my opening day observations: David Price was dominant The Twins lineup could not handle David Price. He was perfect through four innings until Kennys Vargas got the first...
Via isportsweb.com
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

AL Central Preview: Minnesota Twins set to struggle once again

Over the past six months, the AL Central has become the most competitive division in all of major league baseball. Back in October, two teams from the central, the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals, made the playoffs. The Royals even made a run all the way to the world series before losing to the San Francisco Giants and the historic Madison Bumgarner. Since the end of last...
Via isportsweb.com
April 03, 2015  |  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

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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