The Mets signed pitcher Jared Hughes to a one-year major league contract and added him to their 40-man roster.
Hughes, 34, appeared in 72 games last 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 amounts to $259,259 in prorated pay over the 60-game season.
Hughes can earn an additional $300,000 for days on the active roster: $50,000 each for 10 and 30, and $100,000 apiece for 45 and 60. The roster bonuses would not be prorated.
He had a 6.35 ERA over five appearances and 5²/₃ innings during spring training with Houston and was released March 19, a 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 received a one-year contract with a salary of $1.5 million while in the majors and $150,000 in the minors.
— with AP