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‘I've Hung Up my Cleats': Ex-Phillies Reliever Jared Hughes Retires

Hughes was 2-1 with a 3.91 ERA in 25 games for the 2019 Phillies

Jared Hughes throws a pitch in a Phillies uniform
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Former Philadelphia Phillies reliever Jared Hughes says he is retiring after 10 years of pitching in the major leagues.

Hughes said on Instagram on Sunday: “I've hung up my cleats. It was time.”

The 35-year-old right-hander was 1-2 with a 4.84 ERA in 22 1/3 innings over 18 relief appearances for the New York Mets last year.

Hughes went 30-26 with a 2.96 ERA in 542 relief appearances for Pittsburgh (2011-16), Milwaukee (2017), Cincinnati (2018-19), Philadelphia (2019) and the Mets.

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