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Dusty Hughes | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/29/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Dusty Hughes has retired from baseball.
The lefty had been released from a minor league deal with the Braves last month. Hughes, who posted a 4.99 ERA over parts of three major league seasons, is expected to become a coach at a private school. Sun, Jun 23, 2013 10:16:00 AM

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Braves released LHP Dusty Hughes.

The 30-year-old managed just a 6.75 ERA in 12 relief appearances. As a lefty with a pulse, Hughes should find work somewhere.
Fri, May 10, 2013 01:52:00 PM

Braves re-signed LHP Dusty Hughes to a minor league contract.

Hughes, 30, posted a 3.31 ERA in 54 appearances with the Braves' Triple-A affiliate last season. He remains doubtful to win an Opening Day roster spot.
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 10:08:00 AM

Braves signed LHP Dusty Hughes to a minor league contract.

Hughes, 29, allowed 19 hits and 14 earned runs in 12 2/3 innings this past year for Minnesota. He's not a reliable lefty specialist and will struggle to get beyond Triple-A in the Braves' minor league system.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 11:32:00 AM

Twins sent LHP Dusty Hughes outright to Triple-A Rochester.

He was cleared to open up a spot on the 40-man roster, most likely for the return of Tsuyoshi Nishioka. Hughes was sent down to the minors late last month after posting a 9.95 ERA and 11/8 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 02:43:00 PM

Twins optioned LHP Dusty Hughes to Triple-A Rochester.

This coming after Hughes, Alex Burnett and Jim Hoey combined to allow six runs and eight baserunners in just one inning of work on Saturday. Hughes will be replaced on the active roster by LHP Jose Mijares.
Sun, May 29, 2011 05:42:00 PM

Relievers Alex Burnett, Dusty Hughes and Jim Hoey combined on an epic meltdown on Friday evening, allowing six runs on eight baserunners in just one inning of work, blowing a 5-0 lead for Minnesota in its 6-5 loss to the Angels.

Each allowed two runs, while Burnett and Hughes both failed to record an out. It was as disastrous a showing as you will ever see from a bullpen, and all three relievers responsible for the meltdown now own WHIPs over 2.00 and ERAs over 7.00. It would not be surprising if all three were soon designated for assignment.
Sat, May 28, 2011 12:22:00 AM

Twins recalled LHP Dusty Hughes from Triple-A Rochester.

Hughes was demoted in early May after opening the season with a 10.13 ERA over his first 12 appearances. He hasn't done much better at the Triple-A level, but the Twins are desperate for a left-handed bullpen arm.
Sun, May 22, 2011 08:53:00 AM

Twins optioned LHP Dusty Hughes to Triple-A Rochester.

Hughes had given up five runs over his last two innings and sports a 10.13 ERA and 2.16 WHIP on the year, though he has struck out nearly a batter per inning. He'll probably be back up at some point.
Sat, May 7, 2011 09:18:00 AM

Dusty Hughes moved to 2-0 in relief after pitching a perfect inning against the Red Sox on Saturday night.

Hughes, a waiver claim from the Royals in January, is poised to become the second left-hander in the Minnesota bullpen. He's yet to allow a run in 11 innings this spring. Kansas City's decision to let him go, even though he had a 3.83 ERA in 56 1/3 innings last season, isn't looking very smart right now.
Sat, Mar 26, 2011 10:26:00 PM

Twins claimed LHP Dusty Hughes off waivers from the Royals.

Hughes was designated for assignment by the Royals last week. The 28-year-old left-hander posted a superficially solid 3.83 ERA across 57 relief appearances last season, but had a mediocre 34/24 K/BB ratio over 56 1/3 innings. On a good team, he's organizational depth.
Wed, Jan 26, 2011 03:16:00 PM

Royals designated LHP Dusty Hughes for assignment.

The Royals had to clear a spot on their 40-man roster for new starter Jeff Francis, who was officially signed on Thursday evening. Hughes, 28, posted an ugly 1.47 WHIP and 34/24 K/BB ratio in 57 appearances last season. He did only moderately well against left-handed batters.
Thu, Jan 20, 2011 08:49:00 PM

Dusty Hughes left Saturday's game in the fifth inning with left elbow irritation.

Hughes left the mound with a trainer after throwing a high fastball to White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko. He allowed four runs -- three earned -- over his four innings of work. Yasuhiko Yabuta replaced him.
Sat, Sep 19, 2009 10:17:00 PM

Royals purchased the contract of LHP Dusty Hughes from Triple-A Omaha.

Originally drafted in the 11th round back in 2003, the 27-year-old southpaw has seen work as a swingman with Triple-A Omaha, compiling a 3.50 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 34 games (11 starts). Control could be a bit of a problem for him (4.2 BB/9) in the minors, but he will add some flexibility to a beleaguered bullpen.
Sat, Sep 5, 2009 05:49:00 PM

Dusty Hughes pitched four scoreless innings to win for Surprise of the AFL on Monday.

Hughes is a flyball pitcher with a mediocre strikeout rate, so the AFL should be especially tough for him. However, he's allowed just one run and three hits in seven innings to date. The 25-year-old had a 3.08 ERA in 16 starts and nine relief appearances for Double-A Wichita this season. He might have a future in middle relief.
Tue, Oct 16, 2007 03:27:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
3Christian Bethancourt
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jose Constanza
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6James Russell
7David Hale
8Luis Avilan
9Juan Jaime
10Chasen Shreve
11Gus Schlosser
12Cory Gearrin
13Jonny Venters