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Jared Hughes was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday for undisclosed reasons.
Hughes signed with the Mets in June and has been absent from summer camp. The reason Hughes has been absent from camp is undisclosed, but it's possible that it could be COVID-19 related. The 35-year-old is expected to miss his first start of the season, but it is unknown at this time how long he will be sidelined. Hughes owned a 4.04 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and a 54:27 K:BB across 71 1/3 innings for the Phillies/Reds in 2019.
Jared Hughes has not yet reported to Mets camp.
No reason has been given as to why. Hughes signed a one-year deal last week and the plan is to use him as bullpen depth in the upcoming shortened season. The 35-year-old is hoping to bounce back after posting a 4.04 ERA in 2019.
The Mets have signed Jared Hughes to a major league contract.
The Mets continue to load up on veterans over the past couple of days. This time, however, it's for a major league deal. The 34-year-old reliever was released by the Astros upon his request back in March. He has appeared in at least 63 games in every season since 2014 and will serve a middle-relief role in New York.
Jared Hughes allowed one hit and a walk while striking out two en route to securing a save on Wednesday.
Hughes has a stellar 1.37 ERA and figures to be the obvious choice as the Reds closer if Iglesias were to be traded.
Reds reliever Jared Hughes got the final two outs in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Pirates, securing his second save of 2018.
It appeared as if Amir Garrett was the first choice to earn the save, but he gave up a two-run homer to Austin Meadows in the ninth. Hughes then came in to finish it off. The Reds are expected to use a committee at closer with Raisel Iglesias sidelined, but for now Hughes appears to have a leg up. It's not a high ceiling situation, but fantasy players in need of saves could do worse.