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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Twins Injury Update: Phil Hughes exits after comebacker

By on 7/24/2014 11:30:00 PM

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 Dunnreports Rhett Bollinger of (video below). X-rays were negative and he hopes to make his next start. Right-hander Samuel Deduno replaced Hughes as the Twins lost 5-2.

Hughes was charged with the loss, allowing four hits and two runs in three innings of work, bringing his record to 10-7 with a 4.21 ERA in 21 starts. An All-Star in 2010 when he was with the Yankees, Hughes is now in his eighth major-league season, posting a career record of 66-56 and 4.41 ERA. He was the Yankees first-round pick in 2004 and made his debut April 26, 2007 at age 20. After seven seasons with New York, he became a free agent and signed a three-year $24 million contract that takes him through 2016. Although he endured back troubles during his Yankee years, his only recent health problem was a torn fingernail in April 2014.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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