Jul 2, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes (65) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes says he's happy to leave Yankees behind

The Minnesota Twins are looking to upgrade their pitching rotation this year, and in doing so they went out and grabbed former Yankees starter Phil Hughes. Minnesota has become familiar with the Yankees in the past, as they can’t seem to beat them in the first round of the post season and Hughes has contributed to that.

But while he was a winner with the Yankees, the Twins new pitcher is happy to be leaving the Bronx Bombers behind. Speaking at a Target Field awards banquet when he was asked about his time in New York and if he’s sad to be leaving his teammates behind.

Per Pat Borzi:

“It was nice to get out of town. A change is nice sometimes. I think at certain points of your career, you’re ready for that.” He added: “Everybody here has been nice to me. It’ll take a little getting used to.”

That’s definitely a shot in the Yankees direction as it seems Hughes is a little bitter that he wasn’t brought back by the Yankees at a price the Twins were clearly comfortable paying.

Still, Hughes is with Minnesota now and the best form of revenge isn’t anything he can say, it’s leading the Twins to glory on the field.


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  • William

    Good riddens. Good guy but he couldn’t keep the ball in the park. I always thought he was another Doug Sisk (risk)

  • Bigchief

    Don’t let the door hit ya

  • Harry C

    Did not sound like a shot at Yankees. He was just being truthful. He got a lot of criticism in NY and was probably glad to get out of here and be welcome somewhere. Maybe a big ballpark will help him, but he should have gone to NL. Bigger parks, less good hitters, pitchers bat, etc. I do wish him luck, just not against Yankees. He was a good guy who did not live up to anywhere near the hype