Twins give Hughes $58 million deal
— At Minneapolis, Phil Hughes and the Twins agreed Monday to a $58 million, five-year contract that adds $42 million in guaranteed money from 2017-19. Hughes went 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA and led the major leagues among qualifying pitchers with an 11.63 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He was 4-14 with 5.19 ERA with the Yankees the year before. ...
Sergio Romo tested free agency, had some offers and ultimately decided he wanted to stay put in San Francisco pitching for the only team he has known. The animated reliever finalized a $15 million, two-year contract with the Giants. He went 6-4 with a 3.72 ERA with 23 saves in 64 outings last season. ...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers owe the Padres $18 million next year as part of the $32 million they agreed to pay in last week’s trade that sent outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego. San Diego also received catcher Tim Federowicz as part of Friday’s trade, while the Dodgers obtained catcher Yasmani Grandal and right-handers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. ...
San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro, 39, the 2012 NL Championship Series MVP, underwent back surgery that could end his career. He played in five games last season. ...
Former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez has won the prestigious Fuchs Award from the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America for long and meritorious service to baseball. In a 17-year career with the Dodgers, Montreal Expos, Red Sox, Mets and Phillies, Martinez posted a 219-100 record with a 2.93 ERA.
Penguins tested for mumps
— The Pittsburgh Penguins can’t seem to shake the mumps. The team sent backup goaltender Thomas Greiss and forwards Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie home from Florida to undergo testing for the virus. The virus has already struck teammates Sidney Crosby, Beau Bennett and Olli Maatta. ...
Coker adds to its Hall
— At Hartsville, Coker will induct John Curnias (baseball), Teresa Martin (basketball) and the 1994 women’s soccer team into the Coker College Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 28.
Ty Greene, USC Upstate basketball, Atlantic Sun player of the week
From Staff and Wire Reports