On Saturday afternoon, it was reported that starting pitcher Phil Hughes ‘laughed off’ the notion that he would take a two-year deal.
Less than twenty-four hours later, Hughes’ desire to wait things out paid off as the former New York Yankees starting pitcher agreed to a three-year deal, $24 million dollar deal with the Minnesota Twins.
The Twins are expected to announce the signing of free-agent righthander Phil Hughes to a three-year, $24 million deal this week, according to a person with knowledge of negotiations.
Hughes could be in the Twin Cities as early as this weekend for a physical, the person said. A physical usually is the final step before a deal is formally announced.
Of course, none of the above names strike fear into opposing offenses but for a team so desperate to add starters, the Twins certainly could have done worse.
Hughes was relatively awful for the Yankees last season, posting a dreadful 4-14 record alongside a 5.19 ERA, though still just 27-years-old, the former first round pick does come with some promise and leaving the tough American League East should help statistically.