The San Diego Padres acquired pitcher Phil Hughes and $14.5 million from the Minnesota Twins on Sunday for minor league catcher Janigson Villalobos, hoping the former All-Star can find his form in a new spot. The last-place Padres also got the 74th pick in next month’s draft from Minnesota in the deal. Hughes was designated for assignment on Monday. He was 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in 12 innings over seven games, two of them starts. Minnesota reached the American League wild-card game last season but has been below .500 for more than a month.

Hughes, who has been slowed by surgeries in recent years, is making $13.2 million this season and due to make $13.2 million next year. The Twins sent $14,522,742 to the Padres to cover most of the money owed to Hughes. Hughes will begin as a reliever with the Padres. Hughes was 32-29 with a 4.43 ERA in parts of five seasons with Minnesota.

The 31-year-old righty went 16-10 with Minnesota in 2014 in his first season after leaving the New York Yankees. That led to him getting a new contract that added three years and $42 million in additional guaranteed money. Hughes dealt with back trouble in 2015, and in June 2016, his left leg was broken by a batted ball. While on the disabled list, he was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome and had his first of two surgeries to take out a rib to address shoulder weakness.

The 21-year-old Villalobos has played parts of two seasons in the low minors for the Padres. He will join the Gulf Coast League Twins, who haven’t yet started this season.

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