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Phil Hughes to the Twins: 3 years, $24 million per report

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The Minnesota Twins are supposedly close to announcing a 3 year, $24 million deal with Phil Hughes

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sport

Philip Hughes is heading to the Minnesota Twins on a three year, $24 million deal, according to a report out of Minnesota.

The free agent righthander would join Ricky Nolasco, who signed a 4 year, $49 million deal with the Twins earlier this week, as the cornerstones of a re-vamped Twins rotation.  The Nolasco deal was the largest contract ever given out by Minnesota for a free agent, and the Hughes deal would be the second-largest.

Hughes put up a 5.19 ERA for the Yankees in 2013, and a 5.79 ERA in 2011.  However, he is just 27, and it could be the Twins feel like he still has the ability to tap into the potential that had him once considered one of the top pitching prospects in baseball.

Per the above report, the Twins are also reportedly making progress in bringing back A.J. Pierzynski.  Pierzynski, of course, was with the Rangers in 2013.