Major League Baseball free agency is heating up, and it looks like former Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes is set to switch pinstripes.
The Minnesota Twins are expected to announce Hughes’ signing later this week, according to a report from the Minnesota Star Tribune. The right-hander is expected to receive $24 million for three years, pending the results of a physical this weekend.
The Twins have had one of the worst starting rotations over the last few years, but with news of the Hughes signing and reports that the team agreed on a four-year, $49 million deal with right-hander Ricky Nolasco, it seems the club has gotten serious about its pitching situation. Hughes struggled to live up to his hype in New York, but it’s possible he could thrive in a market like Minneapolis, where there is significantly less pressure.
In his seven-year career, Hughes has posted a 56-50 record with a 4.54 ERA.