MINNEAPOLIS cheap Phil Hughes jersey finished his first season in Minnesota one out shy of a $500,000 bonus. His new deal with the Twins jerseys more than takes care of that.
The Twins jerseys and the 28 year old right hander agreed Monday to a $58 million, five year contract that adds $42 million in guaranteed money from 2017 19.
Hughes went 16 10 with a 3.52 ERA and led the major leagues among qualifying pitchers with an 11.63 strikeout to walk ratio. He had been scheduled to make $8 million each of the next two seasons as part of a $24 million, three year contract he signed as a free agent after leaving the New York Yankees jerseys.
He will make $9.2 million in each of the next two years and $13.2 million annually from 2017 19. The authentic jerseys wholesale deal includes $200,000 per year if he reaches 200 innings pitched and a limited no trade provision in which he can designate three teams each year that he cannot be traded to without his permission. He would have full no trade rights after 2018 as a 10 year veteran who has spent five seasons with his current team.
“I didn’t want it to be a deal where I came in for three years, saw this team get back on the right track, and then, ‘Thanks for everything, thanks for having faith in me, and see you later,’ ” Hughes said. “I want to be part of this for years to come. I believe in the process and the direction this team is going. I’m very excited that I can be a part of that change.”
In what was another long season for the Twins jerseys’ starting rotation, Hughes was the one guy the team could rely on each time he took the mound. He was coming off a woeful season with the Yankees jerseys in which he went 4 14 with a 5.19 ERA and he had given up 59 home runs over his previous two seasons. Hughes was revitalized in pitcher friendly Target Field.
Hughes allowed 16 homers and walked 16 batters, becoming the sixth pitcher in baseball history to walk fewer than 20 batters while pitching at least 200 innings in a season.
As part of the original deal he signed with the Twins jerseys before last season, Hughes would have received a $500,000 bonus for reaching 210 innings pitched. But he finished with 209 2 3 and turned down a chance to pitch out of the bullpen over the final weekend of the season to earn the extra money.
That decision resonated with Twins jerseys GM Terry Ryan, who acknowledged the team is taking some risk by going five years for a pitcher.
“That made an impact on me,” Ryan said. “Knowing what kind of integrity Phil has. Don’t think I didn’t let that cross my mind. You’re looking to invest in a player, you’re always looking for a guy that’s got makeup, and Phil has makeup. I don’t think there’s a better example than him giving up a half million dollars.”
It was another bold move for the struggling Twins jerseys, who have lost at least 90 games in each of the last four seasons. They spent $55 million to land free agent starter cheap Ervin Santana jersey on a four year deal and also have outfielder Torii Hunter $10.5 million for a one year deal to return to the organization where he got his start.
But Hughes is also taking a risk. Pitcher salaries are sky rocketing across the majors, and another strong season in Minnesota would’ve set him up for an even bigger payday. But Hughes approached agent Nez Balelo once the season ended and told him to try to get a deal done now.
“I think this is big for a player to do what he did,” Balelo said, “and take the bull by the horns and say, ‘look, I’m comfortable, I’m happy and I want to stick with an organization for a long time.'”.