Pirates finalize 4-year deal with Korean SS Jung Ho Kang
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Rotowire: Jan 17 / 7:57p ET
News: Hughes agreed to a one-year contract worth $1.075 million with Pittsburgh, avoiding arbitration, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Impact: A 1.96 ERA in 64.1 innings last year belied his 3.99 FIP. Pittsburgh seems content to use Hughes as a middle-inning reliever, limiting his fantasy usefulness. The 29-year-old finished 2014 with seven relief wins, 13 holds, and two blown saves.
Rotowire: Dec 3 / 9:51a ET
News: Hughes was tendered a contract offer prior to Tuesday's deadline.
Impact: He'll look to build upon a strong 2014 during which he registered a 1.96 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 64.1 innings. Hughes gets by with one good pitch -- a sinking fastball -- and he's looked upon more as a multi-inning reliever than as a late-innings guy. His 3.99 FIP in 2014 nearly matched his career mark of 4.00.