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Twins scratch Phil Hughes from start due to illness

Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes


Twins right-hander Phil Hughes has been scratched from tonight’s start against the Indians due to an illness, which has been going around Minnesota’s clubhouse for the past few days and has caused other players to miss time.

In his place the Twins will turn to left-hander Tommy Milone, who had been sidelined by a shoulder injury since getting knocked around by the Angels on September 17.

Not exactly an ideal situation for the Twins as they try to remain in the Wild Card picture with six games left on the schedule and even more reason to wonder about their season-long handling of and lack of September call-up for top pitching prospect Jose Berrios.

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