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Hughes hopes to keep ball in park

Updated: February 20, 2014, 4:49 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Phil Hughes kept giving up homers, and he kept hearing about it from the media in New York.

Now that he's in a pitcher-friendly stadium in more laid-back Minnesota, those problems should subside.

"It's just a different atmosphere over here," the Twins' right-hander said in a quiet clubhouse. "So far, so good."

After seven seasons with the Yankees, Hughes signed a $24 million, three-year contract to make Target Field his new home.

"It's kind of nice ...

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