Phil Hughes Lost Half a Million Dollars Due to Rain

Twins pitcher Phil Hughes had a bonus in his 2014 contract in which he would have earned an extra 500k if he piched 210 innings in the season.

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During his last start of the season agains the Diamondbacks, Phill hughes brought his total innings pitched to 209 and two outs, just one out away from his half a million dollar bonus.

MINNESOTA AT KANSAS CITY

That’s when the game was hit with more than an hours rain delay, forcing Hughes off the mound when it returned.

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Ron Gardenhire offered Phil Hughes the opportunity to reach his bonus by pitching out of the bullpen, but he declined the chance to do so mostly because he’s awesome.

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