2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Hughes had his 2016 ruined by injury as he had season-ending surgery in July to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome, where part of his rib was removed to relieve nerve pressure on his shoulder. After fou...
Phil Hughes Contract Information:
Hughes made just nine starts last season as he struggled with a biceps injury and recurrence of thoracic outlet syndrome. He struggled when on the mound with a 5.87 ERA and a career-low 89.7 mph average fastball. He had surgery in July, 2016 to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome, where part of his rib was removed to relieve nerve pressure on his shoulder and the issue returned again to end his season in July. It's possible Hughes' career could be over given his health issues, but he's signed through 2019 at $13.2 million per year. He'll likely get a shot at the Twins rotation if healthy, but may need extensive time in the minors as he works his way back.