Continuing the relative spending spree, the Twins have signed Phil Hughes to a three year/$24 million dollar deal plus some innings pitched incentives. Within a week, Terry Ryan has guaranteed $73 million (with another $15 or so on the table) to free agents, more than the team spent on free agents in the last several years combined. 608 more words
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As you no doubt have found out by now, Phil Hughes has signed with the Minnesota Twins. On one hand, you likely thought this was a crazy and reckless move by the Twins, throwing 24 million dollars at a pitcher who has been wildly inconsistent and who was 4-14 last year with an abominable 5.19 ERA. 400 more words
After signing Ricky Nolasco earlier on in the week, the Minnesota Twins continued bolstering their rotation with the addition of Phil Hughes. Signed to a 3-year, $24 million contract, Hughes will hope to reestablish what was once a promising career in the friendlier confines of Target Field.
MINNEAPOLIS — Phil Hughes probably needed to leave hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium and the Minnesota Twins were desperate for proven arms to strengthen a woeful rotation. The two parties have come together, hoping to help each other out. 499 more words