Phillies Claim Reliever Jared Hughes
The Phillies re-construction from the bullpen was not over with the July 31 trade deadline. After adding Mike Morin and Blake Parker in the days heading up to the trade deadline, the Phillies took the opportunity to add one more. According to Matt Gelb of The Athletic, the Phillies have claimed right-handed pitcher Jared Hughes on waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.
Hughes has nine years experience in the Major Leagues among the Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, and Reds and has mostly been successful. In 499 games, Hughes is 27-24 with a 2.83 earned run average. Hughes has been below his average season in 2019, going 3-4 with a 4.10 earned run average the time of the claim.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Phillies placed reliever Edubray Ramos on the 60-day disabled list, Gelb notes.
The Phillies are down a pitcher after Jake Arrieta hit the Injured List yesterday. Zach Eflin moved from the bullpen to the starting rotation, opening an extra space in the bullpen for a reliever. The Phillies replaced Arrieta on the roster in the interim with Logan Morrison in the wake of Corey Dickerson's bruised hand.
The Phillies might be facing sending Adam Haseley back to Triple-A for a couple weeks to make room for Hughes if they wish to retain all of their players into September, when rosters expand to 40.