Jul 13, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes (45) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Phil Hughes Leaves Game After Being Hit By Liner

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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.

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