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Minnesota Twins showing interest in Phil Hughes, Bronson Arroyo

Outside of the Houston Astros, there was no worse starting pitching unit in Major League Baseball (at least statistically) than that of the Minnesota Twins.

It’s a stat the team is hopeful to change this offseason as they’re in the market to acquire starting pitching help and could delve into the free agent pool to do so.

One name that has recently surfaced is that of Phil Hughes, who has spent the past seven years of his career with the New York Yankees. Hughes could stand to cash in a bit considering the weak free agent pitching market with the Twins being one of the interested parties:

According to BB sources, #mntwins expressed preliminary interest in RHPs Bronson Arroyo and Phil Hughes, LHP Jason Vargas. No offers yet

In addition to Hughes, the Twins have show interest in Cincinnati Reds starter Bronson Arroyo, whoever Arroyo who was not tendering a qualifying offer by the Reds is expected to be one of the most hot commodity pitchers on the market and will likely be out of the Twins’ price range.

Tags: Bronson Arroyo Minnesota Twins Phil Hughes

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