The Minnesota Twins have placed righty Phil Hughes on the disabled list with a back injury. Hughes has struggled this season, allowing the most home runs (28) and hits (172) in the majors. The 29-year-old finished seventh in AL Cy Young voting last season.
Hughes has posted a 4.49 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP in 144 1/3 innings this season and for the second year in a row he leads the league in walks per nine innings at 0.9.
Trevor May will take Hughes place in the rotation, the righty hasn’t thrown more than 30 pitches in a game since July 1st. Tyler Duffey will start for the Twins on Saturday and Tommy Milone is slated to come off the disabled list and start Sunday’s game against the Indians.