Mets signal veteran reliever Jared Hughes to one-year deal

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The Mets signed pitcher Jared Hughes to a one-year main league contract and added him to their 40-man roster.

Hughes, 34, appeared in 72 video games final season with the Reds and Phillies and pitched to a 4.04 ERA.

The sinkerballing reliever agreed Tuesday to a $700,000, one-year contract, a deal that quantities to $259,259 in prorated pay over the 60-game season.

Hughes can earn an extra $300,000 for days on the lively roster: $50,000 every for 10 and 30, and $100,000 apiece for 45 and 60. The roster bonuses wouldn’t be prorated.

He had a 6.35 ERA over 5 appearances and 5²/₃ innings throughout spring coaching with Houston and was launched March 19, per week after the exhibition season was stopped by the coronavirus pandemic. If he had been added to Houston’s 40-man roster, he would have acquired a one-year contract with a wage of $1.5 million whereas within the majors and $150,000 within the minors.

— with AP

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