On September 24, 2014 — Twins’ hurler Phil Hughes loses a $500,000 bonus when he doesn’t return to the mound after a lengthy rain delay, having pitched a season total 209.2 innings, an out short needed to trigger a contract incentive worth a half-a-million bucks. The Minnesota right-hander, who held Arizona to one run over eight innings, finishes his first year with the team with an 11.63 K/BB ratio, the highest single-season mark for a starter in the history of the game, surpassing Bret Saberhagen’s record of an 11.00 K/BB ratio accomplished with the 1994 Mets.

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