What happened to Brandon Hughes? How did Cubs’ reliever got hurt?



All you need to know about what happened to Chicago Cubs reliever Brandon Hughes, who recently got hurt.

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Yesterday, Chicago Cubs reliever Brandon Hughes had debridement surgery performed on his left knee as part of the procedure. It was already common knowledge that Hughes would be undergoing surgery; however, the particular operation in question represents a change in the game plan.

In the beginning, the medical staff thought that Hughes would require an osteotomy, which is a procedure that involves repositioning the bone. A debridement, on the other hand, is the process of removing damaged tissue from the affected area. Lee believes that the new procedure will have a shorter recovery time than the osteotomy, which was anticipated to keep him out of action until the beginning of the following year’s Spring Training.

Because the Cubs have not provided any further specifics on the new timeline for Hughes’ recovery, it is currently unknown whether or not he will pitch again this season. A debridement procedure was performed on our fellow player Adrian Sampson’s knee at the beginning of May; he started a rehab assignment over the weekend, approximately seven weeks after the procedure. It should come as no surprise that there is no assurance that Hughes will proceed in the same manner. Yesterday, the Cubs put him on the 60-day injured list, which means that he will not be able to play again before the middle of August in any case.

Late in the 2017–2018 campaign, David Ross turned to the 27-year-old Hughes as a potential closer. As a rookie, he pitched 57 2/3 innings and had a 3.12 earned run average. This year, the southpaw has pitched 13.2/3 innings, during which he has struck out 17 batters and walked 8 batters. He has allowed 11 runs.

Brandon Hughes had a historic debut for the Cubs last year

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Brandon Hughes made his major league debut at Wrigley Field in May of the previous year while his parents and a large group of other relatives and friends looked on from the stands. The left-handed pitcher then put on a show in his debut in the Major Leagues, dominating a string of Pirates hitters while the Cubs cruised to a 7-0 victory.

In 2019, at the complex the Cubs were using in Arizona, what started out as a project aimed at saving Hughes’ career turned out to be a performance that made history. He made history by becoming the first pitcher in the Modern Era to record at least five outs in his first Major League Baseball start, all of which came via strikeout.


Hughes is only the fourth Cubs reliever since 1901 to have at least five strikeouts in his first Major League Baseball appearance. He accomplished this feat by striking out five of the six batters he was credited with facing. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he made history by becoming the first Cubs player in the Expansion Era (which began in 1961) to start his career by striking out the first four batters he faced.

Hughes took over as the pitcher in the sixth inning after Daniel Norris went down with an injury. He inherited a 2-0 deficit to Josh VanMeter. Even though the left-handed pitcher gave up a walk (which was put on the plate for Norris), Hughes was able to get out of the inning by striking out Bryan Reynolds and Ben Gamel. The Wrigley Field organist played a few bars from the Michigan State fight song just before Phil Hughes recorded his first strikeout of his professional career. Before being selected by the Cubs in the 16th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft, Hughes played outfield for the Spartans, where he posted a.304 batting average.

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