RP - CHC - IL60
Brandon Hughes (knee) has been activated from the IL Friday.
Hughes threw a successful bullpen session earlier this week and will return to the Cubs' bullpen. He hasn't been utilized in save opportunities much so far this season but has a 3.18 ERA and 1.06 WHIP.
Brandon Hughes has been placed on the 15-day IL due to left knee inflammation.
Hughes has been able to throw bullpens and while there is no set timetable for a return, he could be ready to go sooner than later. With the uncertainty in the Cubs' bullpen, Hughes could be a factor for saves as the season progresses.
Brandon Hughes pitched to two batters in the ninth inning, allowing one hit, one walk, and one earned run Tuesday.
Hughes picked up his third loss of the season Tuesday. The 26-year-old has a 3.18 ERA, .203 BAA, and a 10.80 K/9 ratio in 56 games this season.
Brandon Hughes pitched one inning, allowing one hit, and one walk to earn his seventh hold of the season Tuesday in a win over the White Sox.
Hughes has held opponents to a 2.57 ERA over his seven outings. The 26-year-old has a 3.09 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, .199 BAA, and a 10.41 K/9 ratio in 53 games this season. Despite working primarily in a middle relief role for most of the season, Hughes does have seven holds and seven saves.
Brandon Hughes recorded one out and picked up his seventh save of the season in a win over Pittsburgh Sunday.
Hughes has picked up four saves in his last seven outings. The 26-year-old has a 3.15 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, .197 BAA, and a 10.60 K/9 ratio in 52 games this season.