Hughes has been pitching well as a reliever in AAA.
The month of September could see a lot of players called up from Indianapolis. Most of those players will be members of the 40-man roster, such as Pedro Ciriaco, Josh Harrison, and Daniel Moskos, to name a few. However, it's possible that we could see a few guys added to the 40-man roster, after watching those players put up strong numbers in AAA. One of those players could be Jared Hughes.
Hughes returned to Altoona at the start of the 2011 season, for his fourth trip to the AA level (the first one came at the end of the 2008 season). He pitched out of the rotation, with a 4.09 ERA in 61.2 innings, along with an unimpressive 33:18 K/BB ratio. Hughes was finally promoted to AAA in June, where he would pitch as a reliever. So far, the results have been excellent.
In 27 innings as a reliever for Indianapolis, Hughes has a 2.33 ERA, along with a 32:12 K/BB ratio and no home runs allowed. While he throws in the low 90s as ...
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