Just pay Phil Hughes, already.
| Rob Neyer
Rotowire: Feb 23 / 4:03p ET
News: Hughes was named Minnesota's Opening Day starter by manager Paul Molitor, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Impact: It's not a surprise after Hughes' amazing 2014 season that saw him set a major league record for K/BB (11.6) - with as many wins as walks (16) over 209.2 innings.
StatsLLC: Feb 23 / 12:00a ET
News: The Minnesota Twins have slotted Hughes as their opening day starter.
Impact: Manager Paul Molitor said Monday that Hughes has been "penciled in" to take the mound on April 6 when the Twins play at Detroit, provided the right-hander stays healthy through spring training. Hughes was 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts last year, setting a major league record with an 11.63 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He threw 73 percent of pitches for strikes, tops among pitchers who faced 500 or more batters.