Found January 25, 2014 on Pro Sports Daily:
Former Yankee Phil Hughes escaped his first jam as a Minnesota Twin without throwing a pitch. Thursday night at the Diamond Awards, the club’s annual awards banquet at Target Field, Hughes and fellow free agent acquisition Ricky Nolasco took the stage for a newcomers Q & A segment. Dick Bremer, the longtime Twins TV voice and a product of small-town Minnesota, prodded Hughes for his thoughts about leaving the caldron of New York City for the Land of 10,000 Lakes. That can be a loaded question in the wrong hands, especially with a table of Twitter-savvy baseball writers ready to tap out the answer. In the audience, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire — knowing the Yankees essentially told Hughes to get lost after a 4-14 season — leaned forward, eager to hear how Hughes would handle it. After a moment’s pause, Hughes said: “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 n...
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