Jared Hughes
RP PIT
5 months ago

Hughes was credited with his first save after pitching three innings of three-hit, scoreless ball in Saturday's 12-6 victory over the Cubs. He also struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever brought some stability to a high-scoring affair, shutting out the Cubs over the final three frames to earn his first save in three opportunities this season. The outing was the fifth consecutive scoreless one for Hughes, who's lowered his ERA from 4.71 to 3.34 over that stretch.

Jared Hughes
RP PIT
7 months ago

Hughes will not be available out of the bullpen for the Pirates on Thursday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes has pitched in five of seven games since coming off the DL, compiling 4.2 scoreless innings and one hold. Ryan Vogelsong will likely fill Hughes' role Thursday.

Jared Hughes
RP PIT
7 months ago

Hughes made his 2016 debut Sunday, allowing one unearned run in one inning against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Cincinnati took advantage of a pair of Pittsburgh errors. Hughes pitched well despite completing a somewhat sketchy minor-league rehab stint. Expect Hughes to pitch in high-leverage situations in need of a ground ball out between the fifth and seventh innings going forward.

Jared Hughes
RP PIT
7 months ago

Hughes (back) was activated from the disabled list Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Hughes will be activated after beginning the season on the DL with a strained lat, which he sustained during spring training. Hughes will add depth to the Pirates' bullpen, and the team optioned left-hander Rob Scahill to Triple-A on Saturday to clear a soot on the 25-man roster.

Jared Hughes
RP PIT
7 months ago

Hughes (back) is back in the Pirates clubhouse Friday and he could be activated off the disabled list as soon as Saturday, Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes began the season on the disabled list due to a lat strain he suffered in spring training, but he's been ramping up his activity and has now made four rehab appearances. His numbers on his rehab stint have been a bit of a disappointment due to his 7.50 ERA and 1.667 WHIP, but those numbers come across just 6.0 total innings of work. Provided that everything checks out with the Pirates' medical staff Friday, Hughes could be activated over the weekend.

Jared Hughes
RP PIT
8 months ago

Hughes pitched a scoreless inning Wednesday in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Indianapolis. He walked one batter and didn't give up a hit.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes planned on beginning his rehab assignment Tuesday, but he was forced to push the appearance back to Wednesday due to an undisclosed illness. That being said, he pitched pretty well despite being somewhat wild (only eight of his 16 pitches were strikes). It's unclear when his next rehab appearance will be, but it should become known in the coming days.

Jared Hughes
RP PIT
8 months ago

Hughes will not begin his rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday as planned due to an undisclosed illness, Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes (back) is considered day-to-day with the illness and should begin his rehab assignment soon. The 30-year-old had a 2.28 ERA in 67 innings pitched in 2015 and will be an important piece of the Pirates' bullpen upon his return to the big leagues.

Jared Hughes
RP PIT
8 months ago

Hughes (back) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hughes was placed on the DL out of spring training due to a sprained lat muscle, so he may require a few outings in Triple-A before the Pirates plan on bringing him back. Once activated, the right-hander should serve as a key member of the middle-relief bridge to closer Mark Melancon.

Jared Hughes
RP PIT
8 months ago

Hughes (strained lat) threw live batting practice Wednesday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander cleared an important hurdle on his road back from a left lat strain with Wednesday's live session. Initial reports were positive, according to a team trainer, but the club may want to wait and see how Hughes' body responds before determining his next step.

Jared Hughes
RP PIT
8 months ago

Hughes (sore left lat) threw off the slope of the mound today, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

The relief pitches strained his left lat muscle at the end of spring training and was throwing today at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida. The 30-year-old was placed on the 15-day DL last Sunday and will be unavailable for the Pirates next few games. Hughes posted a solid 2.28 ERA with a 1.32 WHIP during the 2015 season and will be a major contributor for the Pirates bullpen this season.