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Twins again bank on better starting pitching after big spend

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The fall of the Minnesota Twins over the last four seasons can be traced to several factors, none more influential than the struggles of the starting rotation. So for the second straight winter, the Twins spent millions of dollars to try to fix it. ''We all know that we weren't very good last year as a whole and that we have to be a lot better,'' right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes expecting bounce back year from Ricky Nolasco

Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor told reporters yesterday that Phil Hughes has been “penciled in” as the team’s Opening Day starter this year, but Hughes seemed more excited to talk about last year’s Opening Day starter Ricky Nolasco rather than his role at the top of Minnesota’s rotation. Phil Hughes raved about Ricky Nolasco's 2-seamer after their simultaneous pen...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins have Hughes 'penciled in' as opening day starter

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The Minnesota Twins have slotted Phil Hughes as their opening day starter. Manager Paul Molitor said Monday that Hughes has been ''penciled in'' to take the mound on April 6 when the Twins play at Detroit, provided the right-hander stays healthy through spring training. That's according to the throwing schedule set up by pitching coach Neil Allen plotted out...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Molitor tabs Phil Hughes as Opening Day starter

getty images Twins manager Paul Molitor told reporters on Monday that Phil Hughes is penciled in as his Opening Day starter. In his first season with the Twins the 28-year-old Hughes performed well posting a 3.52 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and a 186/16 K/BB ratio. He totaled 209 2/3 innings of work. The Twins rewarded Hughes for his efforts giving him a three-year extension worth $42 million...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking MLB’s Starting Rotations: 25-21

For rankings 30-26, check the link. 25. Minnesota Twins 1)  RHP Phil Hughes, 28 years old: 16-10, 3.52 ERA, 209.2 IP, 221 H, 82 ER, 16 HR, 16 BB, 186 K, 1.13 WHIP, 7.98 K/9, 0.69 BB/9, 3.18 xFIP, 6.1 WAR, 0.91 GB/FB, .324BABIP 40.2 percent fly balls, 3,046 pitches, 2,224 strikes, 8.8 swinging strikes 92.1 MPH FB (64.7), 88.5 MPH CUT (20.7), 76.2 MPH CRV (14.4), 83.5 MPH CH (0...
Via Baseball Essential
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hughes extended: Who’s next?

After The Twins extended Phil Hughes’ contract by three years, in what is universally acclaimed as a good deal for the Twins (they have him at an affordable rate through his age 33 season now, which is approximately the same age that Ricky Nolasco and Ervin Santana are already), internet speculation immediately turned to the rest of the roster. Who could be given an extension...
Via The Rhino and Compass
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes Signs Contract Extension with Minnesota Twins

Phil Hughes has signed a contract extension with the Minnesota Twins. The deal adds three years and $42 million to his current contract. Last offseason the Twins inked Hughes to a three year deal worth $24 million. He rewarded them with his best major league season. Now the 28 year-old hurler is under contract through 2019. Hughes will also get limited no-trade protection and a...
Via Baseball News Source
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Extend Phil Hughes

The Minnesota Twins announced on Monday, that they have signed pitcher Phil Hughes to a contract extension that will keep him in the organization for the next five years. Hughes gets an additional three-years, and $42 million guaranteed tacked onto the two years he had remaining on his current deal. Hughes’ new extension overwrites the next two years of his deal, he’s set to...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Hughes signs extension with Twins

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Monday, Dec. 22.  Top Stories: The Twins locked up a key rotation cog going forward, as the team announced yesterday that they...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Reward the Phil Hughes Breakthrough

It was an exciting thing that Phil Hughes pulled off — just last season, he finished with the best-ever ratio of strikeouts to walks. It sounds good. It is good. Strikeouts are good! Walks are bad. (For pitchers.) You want to have a lot of the former and few of the latter. There’s no taking […]
Via Fangraphs
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contract

MINNEAPOLIS -- Phil Hughes was the lone bright spot in the Minnesota Twins' rotation in 2014. Now the right-hander is being rewarded. The Twins on Monday announced they have restructured Hughes' contract and extended him through the 2019 season. He will be paid $9.2 million per year in 2015 and 2016, and $13.2 million per year in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The 28-year-old Hughes originally...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contract

MINNEAPOLIS -- Phil Hughes was the lone bright spot in the Minnesota Twins' rotation in 2014. Now the right-hander is being rewarded. The Twins on Monday announced they have restructured Hughes' contract and extended him through the 2019 season. He will be paid $9.2 million per year in 2015 and 2016, and $13.2 million per year in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The 28-year-old Hughes originally...
Via Fox Sports North
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

AP source: Phil Hughes, Twins agree to $58M, 5-year contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A person familiar with the deal says the Minnesota Twins and right-hander Phil Hughes have agreed to a $58 million, five-year contract that adds $42 million in guaranteed money from 2017-19. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the agreement had not yet been announced. Hughes went 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA in his first season...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phil Hughes Agrees to a 3 Year Extension with the Twins

According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, Phil Hughes has agreed to a 3 year/$42 million extension with the Minnesota Twins. Hughes, 28, will make $9.2 million in each of the next two years and then the new extension will pay him $13.2 million a year from 2017 through 2019. After signing with the Twins this past offseason, Hughes had a bounce back year for them going...
Via Baseball Essential
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: RHP Hughes agrees to 3-year, $42 million extension with Twins

Right-hander Phil Hughes has agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract extension with the Minnesota Twins, according to reports.  The New York Daily News first reported the details of the deal on Monday morning and notes that Hughes now is signed through the 2019 season, as this deal supersedes the final two years and $16 million of his previous contract. Hughes, 28, went 16...
Via Fox Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins reach extension with Phil Hughes

getty images Twins pitcher Phil Hughes got a new deal from the team this week. Hughes will get three more years with the Twins at a total value of $42 million. He is now under contract for the next five years at a total cost of $58 million. After making the All-Star team in 2010, he fell to 4-14 with a 5.63 ERA in 2013 with the Yankees. Those final years with the Yankees were...
Via Tireball.com
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins tack three more years onto Phil Hughes’ contract

After by far the finest year of his career in 2014, Phil Hughes won’t be leaving Minnesota any time soon. Hughes agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension that will be added to the two years remaining on his current three-year, $24 million deal, meaning that he’ll be staying with the Twins until 2019. The extension, first reported by Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News...
Via Bloguin Best
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins tack three more years onto Phil Hughes’ contract

After by far the finest year of his career in 2014, Phil Hughes won’t be leaving Minnesota any time soon. Hughes agreed to a three-year, $42 million extension that will be added to the two years remaining on his current three-year, $24 million deal, meaning that he’ll be staying with the Twins until 2019. The extension, first reported by Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News...
Via The Outside Corner
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Player Profile #173: Phil Hughes | SP | MIN

Pressure, expectations, media attention — the only thing that isn’t big about the Big Apple is the ballpark, and all of it proved to be too much for Phil Hughes, who endured seven mostly forgettable seasons in the Bronx. Around this time last year the Hughes sleeper bandwagon picked up its first passengers after the homer-plagued righty signed with the Twins, officially leaving...
Via Baseball Professor
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

State funeral off for cricketer Phil Hughes

SYDNEY (AP) A state funeral for cricket star Phil Hughes has been called off after consultation with his family. Hughes died Nov. 27, two days after he was hit by a ball during a match at Sydney Cricket Ground. He was 25. More than 5,000 people, including Australia teammates and players from around the world, attended a funeral in his hometown of Macksville, New South Wales, last...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Australia-India test postponed after Hughes death

SYDNEY (AP) The scheduled first test between Australia and India has been postponed due to the death of Australian player Phil Hughes, with no new date set. The game at Brisbane's `Gabba ground was to have started Thursday, and Cricket Australia was yet to announce new dates. Australian cricket remains in mourning for opening batsman Phil Hughes who died Thursday, having not regained...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Australian cricket player Phil Hughes dies after being struck in head

  Australia team doctor Peter Brukner says batsman Phillip Hughes has died in hospital, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. Brukner issued a statement saying "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away. He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday." Brukner said Hughes...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Australian cricketer has surgery after hit in head

SYDNEY (AP) An Australian cricket player was struck in the head by a ball Tuesday and was in a critical condition after emergency surgery. Batsman Phil Hughes was wearing a helmet during the domestic first-class match at Sydney Cricket Ground. He reeled back and then bent forward momentarily from the impact of the bounced throw before falling. Umpires and players rushed to help...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Aussie cricket player in coma after being hit by ball (VIDEO)

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is in critical condition after being struck in the head by a ball during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground Tuesday. The 25-year-old South Australia batsman was knocked unconscious and reportedly stopped breathing as doctors attempted to resuscitate him on the field after being hit by the "bouncer" on the side of his head, according to BBC...
Via The Other Paper
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cricket Player In Critical Condition After Being Hit In Head With Ball (Video)

There was a scary scene in an Australian cricket match Tuesday. Cricketer Phil Hughes is in critical condition after he was hit in the head with a ball in a match at Sydney Cricket Ground. The 25-year-old was batting when a a bouncer came up and struck him in the head. Hughes didn’t immediately go to the ground but ended up collapsing just moments after being struck with the ball...
Via NESN.com
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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