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A Record-Setting Debut for Relief Prospect Brandon Hughes, Who Could Force His Way Into the Roster Crunch

A Record-Setting Debut for Relief Prospect Brandon Hughes, Who Could Force His Way Into the Roster Crunch

I wouldn’t say Brandon Hughes was flying entirely under the radar until last night. The prospect nerds among us had been pointing out for a while that he had the best relief results of anyone in the upper minors this year, and it was a trend that actually went back almost a full year. We …

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Cubs Place Jason Heyward On IL, Select Brandon Hughes

Cubs Place Jason Heyward On IL, Select Brandon Hughes

The Cubs made a series of transactions in advance of tonight’s game against the division-rival Pirates. Most notably, center fielder Jason Heyward is headed to the COVID-19 injured list. He won’t count against the 40-man roster while he’s on the IL, and Chicago selected reliever Brandon Hughes to the majors in his place. The Cubs also optioned Conner …

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