Looks like Phil Hughes will be getting his big bonus after all, even though he didn’t fulfill the requirement.
The Minnesota Twins have reportedly extended Phil Hughes until 2019 on a deal worth $42 million, according to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News. The right hander had pitched the entirety of his career as a Yankee before signing with the Twins for three years and $24 million dollars last offseason. The Twins have rewarded him for one of his best seasons, after the front office watched him go 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA in 2014.
He’ll remain a fixture in the Twins rotation alongside Ricky Nolasco and Ervin Santana. The Twins in all likelihood are looking for a veteran presence when their number-one ranked wave of prospects are in the big-leagues as well as reliability, which has been hard to find in the twin cities these past few years.
The Twins have also added Torii Hunter, but otherwise look like they’ve fulfilled every need this offseason.
Over eight years, Hughes is 72-60 with a 4.32 ERA.