Twins expected to sign pitcher Phil Hughes to a three-year deal
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The Minnesota Twins are continuing their aggresiveness in free agency to patch holes in their starting rotation.
The Twins will announce a three-year, $24 million deal with right-handed pitcher Phil Hughes this week, according to a Star Tribune report by La Velle Neal. Contributor to 1500ESPN.com, Darren Wolfson, confirmed the signing with a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations.
The Twins recently signed pitcher Ricky Nolasco to a four-year, $49 million commitment, which pending a physical would be the largest deal for an outside free agent in Twins history, per LaVelle E. Neal of the Star Tribune. Hughes would be No. 2.
A source with direct knowledge of Hughes' deal said there is an incentive in the deal based on innings.
Hughes, 27, could be in the Twin Cities as early as this weekend for a physical. Formerly of the New York Yankees, Hughes finished 2013 with a 4-14 record and a 5.19 ERA, including 1-10 and a 6.32 ERA inside Yankee Stadium.