Report: Twins Sign Phil Hughes to Three-Year $24 Million Deal



According to report via the Minnesota Star Tribune, former New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes is set to switch pinstripes.

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.

Hughes was never able to live up to the expectations placed on him while in New York. Maybe the change in scenery and the fact that he’ll be under significantly less pressure in Minnesota will be of benefit.

The Twins a team that had one of the worst pitching rotations in the MLB, also signed starter Ricky Nolasco to a four-year $49 million contract earlier in the week.