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Reds sign RHP Hughes to two-year contract

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December 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

The Cincinnati Reds signed right-handed reliever Jared Hughes to a two-year contract on Tuesday, the team announced.

The deal is reportedly worth $4.5 million. There is also a $3 million club option for 2020 with a buyout of $250,000.

Hughes, who went 5-3 with a 3.02 ERA for the Milwaukee Brewers last season, is ecstatic about playing for the Reds.

“When playing in Cincinnati, you can feel the baseball history,” Hughes wrote on Twitter. “The Queen City is the heart of not just the @MLB, but all of professional baseball. I am thrilled to join the @Reds. I look forward to winning and adding to the history!”

Hughes, 32, spent his first six seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates before joining the Brewers. He has a 20-16 record and 2.86 ERA in 380 career relief appearances.