Twins extend Hughes

Minneapolis, MN ( – The Minnesota Twins have reportedly
signed pitcher Phil Hughes to a three-year contract extension,

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, citing an unidentified team
official, Hughes’ extension will take him through the 2019 season and is worth
$59 million.

Hughes, 28, went 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts last season, his first
with the Twins. He set a major league record with an 11.63 to 1 strikeout to
walk ratio and made news when he finished one-third of an inning shy of a
$500,000 bonus.

In his final start of the season, rain forced the Twins’ game against Arizona
into a delay after eight innings, forcing Hughes from the game one out shy of
210 innings and the bonus. The club offered Hughes a shot at the bonus by
allowing him to work out of the bullpen in one of the remaining games, but he

Hughes has a career record of 72-60 with a 4.32 ERA over 214 games in eight
seasons with the Yankees and Twins.