The Minnesota Twins just can’t catch any breaks when it comes to their starting rotation. A rotation that has seen a majority of replacement starters after the All-Star break may have just lost its clear-cut ace.
In the fourth inning of Thursday night’s game Phil Hughes was struck in his lower right leg with a line drive coming right back up the middle. Hughes immediately left the ballgame and was replaced by Sam Deduno.
An inning later, the Twins relayed that Hughes was day-to-day with a right leg contusion. The situation will obviously become clearer in the coming days.
Coming into the game Phil Hughes had started 20 games in 2014 with a 10-6 record, 4.06 ERA and a 1.236 WHIP.