The Minnesota Twins are determined to bulk up their starting rotation as they signed right handed pitcher Ricky Nolasco to a four year contract and now have their eyes set on another strong arm.
According to Jerry Crasnick on Twitter, the Twins have now turned their attention to former New York Yankee free agent Phil Hughes.
Now that Ricky Nolasco is in the fold, #twins are likely to turn their attention to Phil Hughes, says a baseball source.
— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 28, 2013
The 27 year old right handed free agent posted a third career high 5.19 ERA after a season where he finally dropped below 5 with a 4.23. He finished the year with a miserable 4-14 record and is now looking to redeem himself.
His ERA has always been on the high side as his career low sits at 3.03 back in 2009.
After having such a terrible season, he won’t get near as much as the length and the money Nolasco got in his contract. It’s not that bad of an idea on the Twins behalf if they decided to just throw Hughes a one or two year contract.
See what the man has and if it works out, offer him an extension.