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Phillies claim Jared Hughes from Reds

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Another waiver claim. The claiming team: the Phillies. The waiving team: the Reds. The player in question: reliever Jared Hughes.

Hughes, a 34 year-old righty, has appeared in 47 games this season for the Reds, posting a 4.10 ERA (110 ERA+) and has struck out 34 guys and walked 19 in 48.1 innings. He’s playing out the final month and a half of a two-year deal he signed with Cincinnati before the 2018 season that pays him $2.125 million this season, with the Phillies on the hook for what’s left of that. There is a club option for $3 million in 2020 if the Phillies want to exercise it.

Hughes, though not enjoying his best season, has long been a pretty reliable reliever. Surprisingly so in this day and age given that he has one of the lowest strikeout percentages in baseball. It’s just how he rolls.

Wil Myers fainted at a charity event last night

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Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers fainted at Kirby Yates‘ charity event last night.

Myers was admitted to a local hospital and underwent a series of tests, but all came back normal and he feels fine today. The team believes it may have been a matter of Myers being dehydrated and that he should available to play in tomorrow night’s game against the Dodgers.