Former Pirates’ pitcher Jared Hughes is has signed a deal with the Brewers. The contract is a one-year, $950,000 base deal with an extra $250,000 offered in incentives. This winter, the 31-year old signed a one-year, $2.83M deal with Pittsburgh to avoid arbitration, but was cut only a few days before Opening Day. Last season, the veteran pitched a 3.03 ERA in 59.1 innings and being known for his mean sinker. However, those stats weren’t reflected this spring training and Hughes was let go because of that. Hughes is expected to be on the Brewers’ Opening Day roster.
Here’s what else is going down in the National League Central:
- Losing Desmond Jennings has left a giant gapping hole in the Reds’ roster.
- What will the Cardinals do with young catcher Carson Kelly now?
- Tyler Glasnow has been named the fifth starter for the Pirates.
- Triple-A Brewers’ Catcher Rene Garcia taken to hospital following collision at home.
- The Cubs fell to the Cardinals in a walk off Opening Day loss (or win, depending on who your team is).
- The Reds have claimed Scooter Gennett from the Brewers.
- In case you live under a rock and haven’t heard, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals have agreed to a contract extension.
- What are your season predictions for the Cubs?
- This is Cincinnati’s payroll for 2017.
- Trevor Rosenthal heads to the disabled list for St. Louis.
- The Pirates have optioned A.J. Schugel.
- Andrew Susac and Matt Garza have been placed on 10-day DL for Milwaukee Brewers.
- Check out Bleed Cubbie Blue’s amazing interview with Javier Baez.