Mets Signal Jared Hughes
7:44pm: Hughes’ contract is value a prorated $700Ok (about $260Ok over a 60-game season), DiComo tweets.
7:05pm: The Mets have signed reliever Jared Hughes to a serious league contract, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com was amongst these to report. Monetary particulars of the deal aren’t but recognized, however Hughes will be part of the Mets’ 60-man participant pool. The fitting-hander is a consumer of ISE Baseball.
Hughes, who will flip 35 on July 4, was most lately with the Astros, however he opted out of his minor league contract with them in March. He divided 2019 between the Reds and Phillies, with whom he mixed for a 4.04 ERA/5.29 FIP with 6.81 Ok/9, 3.41 BB/9 and a bloated dwelling run-to-fly ball proportion of 28.9 throughout 71 1/Three frames.
Final season was the primary time Hughes was victimized by the house run ball over a big pattern of labor. He has lengthy been adept at inducing floor balls, having finished so at a 61.5 p.c clip throughout a 519-inning main league profession that has additionally included runs with the Pirates and Brewers. Hughes’ potential to maintain the ball out of the air has led to a 13.9 p.c HR-to-FB fee and a high quality 2.88 ERA, regardless of an underwhelming Ok/9 of 6.07.
Whereas Hughes has by no means flashed essentially the most thrilling ability set, he seems to be like a worthwhile flyer for the Mets, who’re banking on a greater efficiency from a bullpen that was a serious disappointment in 2019. Together with Hughes, they’ve since added Dellin Betances and Brad Brach to the unit.