The Yankees and Phil Hughes have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing on a one-year contract, according to Chad Jennings of the Journal News. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but it will definitely be a raise from last year’s $3.2 million.
In 2012, Hughes went 16-13 with a 4.23 ERA in 32 starts, while throwing a career high 191 1/3 innings; this was Hughes’ final year of arbitration eligibility. Hughes will be hoping to have a big year in 2013, as he will be a free agent at season’s end. Look for him to possibly finally have that breakout year many have been predicting.