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Phil Hughes
4.50 3-4 38
Team: MinnesotaHt / Wt: 6-5 / 250 NFBC ADP: 169.39
Position: SPBorn: 6/24/1986 Birthplace: Mission Viejo, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Yankees (2004)

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Apr. 29 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET15:56 ET19:56 GMT3:56 12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST3:26 PM VEN23:56 UAE2:56 PM CT-Hughes has a mild strain of his left hip flexor muscle.
Analysis: Hughes started for the Twins on Wednesday against Detroit. He finished five innings before being removed, throwing 71 pitches, striking out four while allowing seven hits.
Apr. 13 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-Hughes fell to 0-2 Sunday after giving up three runs and eight hits over six innings in a 6-2 loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Hughes is 0-2 with a 5.25 ERA, a surprise particularly with both starts on the road after he posted a 2.78 ERA away from Target Field last year.
Apr. 7 3:37 PM PT4:37 PM MT5:37 PM CT6:37 PM ET18:37 ET22:37 GMT6:37 3:37 PM MST5:37 PM EST6:07 PM VEN2:37 UAE (+1)5:37 PM CT-Hughes was unsurprisingly taken deep twice Monday.
Analysis: Hughes allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings. He struck out six and walked one. Hughes used to allow plenty of homers for the Yankees, though he allowed only 16 a year ago with the Twins.
Feb. 23 1:43 PM PT2:43 PM MT3:43 PM CT4:43 PM ET16:43 ET21:43 GMT5:43 2:43 PM MST4:43 PM EST5:13 PM VEN1:43 UAE (+1)3:43 PM CT-The Minnesota Twins have slotted Hughes as their opening day starter.
Analysis: 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. Hughes was 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts last year, setting a major league record with an 11.63 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He threw 73 percent of pitches for strikes, tops among pitchers who faced 500 or more batters.

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