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Minnesota Twins Extend Phil Hughes

The Minnesota Twins and pitcher Phil Hughes, have agreed on a three-year $42 million contract extension through 2019.  Hughes signed a three-year deal with the Twins last offseason after spending the first seven years of his career in the Bronx.

After going 4-14 in 2013 with the Yankees, Hughes had a bit of a bounce back season in 2014 with the Twins, posting a record of 16-10 with an ERA of 3.52.  His ERA was the lowest of his career as a starter, and second-lowest overall (3.o3 in 2009 mostly as a relief pitcher).

According to MLBTradeRumors, Hughes will earn $9.2 million in 2015 and 2016 before making $13.2 million for the remainder of the contract.  There are also incentives, as he could earn an extra $200,000 if he pitches 200 innings or more.

Phil Hughes is 72-60 in his career with an ERA of 4.32.  He has appeared in 214 games starting 164 of them.

John Ginder
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