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Yankees, pitcher Hughes avoid arbitration

Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:42 PM

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Pitcher Phil Hughes and the New York Yankees have avoided arbitration with a new, one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Terms of the deal weren't announced.

Hughes, 26, co-led the Yankees in wins with a 16-13 mark last season over 32 starts, compiling a 4.23 ERA.

The six-year veteran has spent his entire career with New York after being drafted 23rd overall by the team in 2004.

The right-hander sports a 52-36 record with a 4.39 ERA in 152 career games (including 103 starts).

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