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Jose Contreras Placed on Bereavement List, Jared Hughes Recalled

Jose Contreras Placed on Bereavement List, Jared Hughes Recalled

Last season, Hughes posted a 2.85 ERA with 50 strikeouts in 75.2 innings. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Right-handed reliever Jose Contreras has been placed on the bereavement list due to a death in his family, and the Pirates have recalled righty Jared Hughes to take his spot in the bullpen.

[Update: Hughes will be at PNC Park "at some point" during Friday night's game, according to Jim Trdinich, Director of Baseball Communications.]

Contreras made his Pirates debut May 5 and has pitched in five games, with four strikeouts and two walks. The 41-year-old must spend at least three days on the bereavement list before he can return to the Major League club. Hughes has not pitched for the Pirates since April 30, when he was sent down to Indianapolis with a 4.61 ERA and 13 strikeouts in ...

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