View Full Version : Yanks and Hughes agree at $3.2 million

01-16-2012, 23:00
NEW YORK (AP) - Right-hander Phil Hughes and the New York Yankees agreed Monday to a $3.2 million, one-year contract, a raise of $500,000 that followed an injury filled season.

Hughes can make an additional $225,000 in performance bonuses under the deal: $50,000 for 20 starts, and $25,000 each for 23, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33 starts. The deal is not guaranteed.

A 25-year-old right-hander, Hughes was 5-5 with a 5.79 ERA in 14 starts and three relief appearances last season, down from an 18-8 record the previous year. He was sidelined from April 15 to July 6 because of an inflamed right shoulder, then was bothered by a herniated disk in his back in September.

Hughes is among seven starters the Yankees have a month before spring training, joined by ace CC Sabathia and Ivan Nova, Freddy Garcia, A.J. Burnett and new acquisitions Michael Pineda and Hiroki Kuroda.

Five Yankees remain in arbitration: pitchers David Robertson, Joba Chamberlain and Boone Logan, catcher Russell Martin and outfielder Brett Gardner.

The Boss
01-17-2012, 00:17
I still want Hughes to have another shot as a starter. if he doesnt have it going by summer, then even I would want him in the pen.

01-17-2012, 13:58
I want him to have another shot as well, but I could see him in the Joba roll of last year. The 6th-7th inning guy.

01-18-2012, 23:42
They have a lot of starters, if I had to guess I would think they are not even going to think of starting him. Straight to the pen