Jose Contreras Placed on Bereavement List, Jared Hughes Recalled

Jared Hughes

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 13.2 innings. He has pitched 6.2 scoreless innings in Triple-A with seven strikeouts.

Before the game, manager Clint Hurdle said reliever Bryan Morris “very well might not be available” Friday night, and that he would speak to Jason Grilli to determine his ability to pitch. Grilli was not available Thursday after pitching the previous two nights.

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James Santelli

James covers the Pirates beat for Pirates Prospects. He is a Broadcast Journalism student at USC and has written for such outlets as NBCOlympics.com, Pittsburgh Magazine and the official websites of the Los Angeles Clippers and Pittsburgh Penguins. James previously covered the Pirates for Pittsburgh Sports Report. He also broadcasts play-by-play for the USC Trojans baseball team and was awarded the 2013 Chick Hearn Memorial Scholarship and Allan Malamud Scholarship. James dispenses puns at his Twitter account (@JamesSantelli) where he promises to write in first-person. Google

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