Report: Twins sign Pitcher Phil Hughes

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Dec 1, 2013 at 8:55 am

MINNEAPOLIS (KNSI) Multiple media outlets are reporting the Minnesota Twins have signed free agent pitcher Phil Hughes to a three year, $24 million contract.

The 27 year-old Hughes is coming off a poor season with the New York Yankees, when he went 4-14 with a 5.19 era. His best season came in 2010, when he went 18-8 with a 4.19 earned run average.

Hughes signing is pending passing a physical, and an official announcement from the team could come this week.

Hughes' signing comes just three days after the Twins signed another free agent pitcher--RicKy Nolacso--to  a four year contract worth a reported $49 million.

The Twins are attempting to shore up what has been the worst starting pitching rotation in Major League Baseball. Minnesota has lost at least 96 games each of the last three seasons.

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