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Twins designate Phil Hughes for assignment

By on May 22, 2018
Phil-Hughes

The Minnesota Twins are not allowing sunk cost fallacy to dictate their decisions. With that being said, they have decided to cut their losses with one of their high-paid pitchers.

The team confirmed Monday that they have designated veteran right-hander Phil Hughes for assignment due to his consistent struggles on the mound.

Hughes, who has not put together a good season since his first year with the Twins in 2014, has posted a 0-0 record, 6.75 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over two starts, seven total appearances and 12.0 innings pitched this season.

He will be making a combined $22.57 million until his contract expires after 2019. The Twins are on the books for the entire contract.

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