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Twins signed RHP Phil Hughes to a three-year, $24 million contract.
Jim Bowden of SiriusXM reports that Hughes can also earn an addition $1 million per season in "reachable" bonuses. Hughes is coming off a season with the Yankees where he posted a 5.19 ERA, but the Twins are obviously banking on his flyball tendencies fitting in much better at Target Field.
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According to the Star Tribune's La Velle E. Neal, the Twins and Phil Hughes have come to terms on a three-year, $24 million contract.
Hughes will join Ricky Nolasco, Kevin Correia and Samuel Deduno in a rebuilt Twins rotation. It still projects as a well below average group, but it is a definite improvement with some actual upside for once. Hughes was 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA for the Yankees last season, but getting out of Yankee Stadium and into a bigger ballpark should help a great deal.
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Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN reports that sources close to free agent Phil Hughes "laughed at the notion" of any two-year deal.
There had been rumblings that the Twins were close to a two-year deal with Hughes, which promoted the response. It had been expected that Hughes would be able to net a two-year pact through free agency in large part because of his youth and past performance, but it looks like the 27-year-old hurler may be seeking even more years.
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According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Twins have turned their attention to free agent Phil Hughes.
Minnesota agreed to a four-year, $49 million free agent pact with right-hander Ricky Nolasco on Wednesday night and now the club wants to add another potential rotation upgrade. Hughes, 27, posted a disappointing 5.19 ERA in 145 2/3 innings this past season with the Yankees, but he's expected to get a two-year deal because of his young age and past flashes of success. The Royals and Mets are also known to have interest.
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Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins are showing interest in Phil Hughes.
Hughes is coming off a disappointing 2013 season, having put up a 5.19 ERA over 145 2/3 innings for the Yankees. The potential is there, though, and he would be a nice rebound candidate in the National League and in a pitcher's park. The Mets, Royals and Twins are also known to have inquired on the right-hander.
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Mike Puma of the New York Post hears that the Mets like Phil Hughes over Bronson Arroyo at this point.
The price tag likely has a lot to do with it. Hughes could come at a discount after he posted a 5.19 ERA over 145 2/3 innings this past season. The Royals have been mentioned as a possible landing spot.
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According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Royals are among the suitors for free agent Phil Hughes.
The Twins are also known to have preliminary interest in Hughes, who posted a disappointing 4-14 record and 5.19 ERA in 145 2/3 innings this past season with the Yankees. Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland knows Hughes well from his coaching days in the Yankees' system and may be able to help the 27-year-old right-hander turn his career around.
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The Twins have expressed at least preliminary interest in free agent RHP Phil Hughes, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The team also expressed interest in fellow free agents Bronson Arroyo and Jason Vargas, Berardino said. It's not surprising that the Twins would be looking to upgrade a pitching staff that finished ahead of only the Astros with a 4.55 team ERA. In Hughes, the Twins would be looking at adding the same kind of low-hanging fruit that they hit on in Kevin Correia last offseason -- Hughes was just 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA in 145 2/3 innings with the Yankees this past season.
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Phil Hughes lasted just two innings, getting charged with three runs on seven hits and a walk in a loss to the Rays.
It's a fitting end to his disappointing Yankees career. Hughes fell to 4-14 on the season to go along with a 5.19 ERA, which is the worst full-season mark he's posted during his time in the Bronx. Despite the disappointing season, Hughes is still just 27 and would make for a solid gamble this winter for a team that plays in a big home park.