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Report: RHP Hughes, Twins agree on contract

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Free agent pitcher Phil Hughes reached agreement with the Minnesota Twins on a three-year, $24 million contract, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported Saturday.

The 27-year-old right-hander struggled with the New York Yankees last season, posting a 4-14 record with a 5.19 ERA in 145 2/3 innings (29 starts, one relief appearance).

A year earlier, Hughes had a 16-13 record with a 4.23 ERA in 191 1/3 innings.

The deal will become official after Hughes takes a physical, according to the Star Tribune report..

Hughes is the second pitcher the Yankees brought on board during the past week.

Earlier, the team gave Ricky Nolasco a four-year, $49 million contract. Hughes and Nolasco are expected to move into the starting rotation next year along with holdover Kevin Correia. Other candidates for the rotation include Samuel Deduno, Andrew Albers, Scott Diamond and Liam Hendriks.

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