Hughes was traded to the Padres on Sunday in exchange for minor-league catcher Janigson Villalobos, cash considerations and the 74th pick in the 2018 first-year player draft.

The Twins are expected to cover most of Hughes' salary for 2018 and about half of the $13.2 million he's owed for 2019, according to AJ Cassavell of MLB.com. Hughes made seven appearances (including two starts) for the Twins this season, posting a 6.75 ERA and 8:5 K:BB over 12 innings. The Padres have a need for depth at the back end of their rotation, but it's unclear if the team intends to audition Hughes for a starting role or use him as a long man out of the bullpen.

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