Report: Twins extend Hughes

The Twins have agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract extension with right-hander Phil Hughes, according to multiple reports. The Twins have not confirmed the deal.

Hughes, 28, had a strong first season with the Twins after signing as a free agent in December of last year. He set a Major League record with 11.63 strikeout-to-walk ration and went 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA.

The extension will keep Hughes under contract through 2019. He earned $8 million this season and will also make $8 million in each of the next two years.

It’s the second deal with a starting pitcher in as many weeks for the Twins, who signed free-agent right-hander Ervin Santana to a four-year, $54 million deal at the Winter Meetings.

–Austin Laymance

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