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Rhyne Hughes | First Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Mets signed 1B Rhyne Hughes to a minor league contract.
The deal does not include a spring training invite. Hughes spent the last four seasons in the Orioles' minor league system and hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010. Sat, Feb 23, 2013 08:34:00 AM

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Rhyne Hughes has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for an amphetamine.

Hughes will have to wait until 2012 to serve the punishment because Norfolk is no longer in action. He had a .786 OPS in 92 games this year at the Triple-A level.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 05:38:00 PM

Orioles sent 1B Rhyne Hughes outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Hughes was given an extended look with the O's in April and May of 2010, but he turned in a .213 batting average and .275 on-base percentage over 47 at-bats. He will struggle to reach the majors wherever he winds up.
Thu, Nov 18, 2010 06:03:00 PM

Orioles optioned 1B Rhyne Hughes to Triple-A Norfolk.

Hughes was called to the bigs on April 24 after a decent start at Triple-A and spent three weeks with the Orioles. But he hit just .213 with a .275 on-base percentage in 47 at-bats and wasn't helping Baltimore's offensive woes. A corresponding move will be announced on Sunday morning.
Sat, May 15, 2010 10:37:00 PM

Rhyne Hughes hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 10th inning as the Orioles defeated the Red Sox 7-6 on Sunday.

Hughes' single made it a 5-4 game and Matt Wieters followed with a two-run single of his own to make it 7-4. The bullpen almost blew the game in the bottom of the 10th, but Cla Meredith ultimately bailed out Jim Johnson to get the save. Hughes also added a walk and a double in the contest. Since he's off to a nice start in the majors, expect the Orioles to continue to play him fairly often until he cools off or Garrett Atkins gets hot.
Sun, Apr 25, 2010 06:03:00 PM

Orioles recalled 1B Rhyne Hughes from Triple-A Norfolk.

Hughes was in Baltimore on Friday night, but the move wasn't made official until Justin Turner was sent down Saturday afternoon. The first baseman boasts a nice bat and should see time over the struggling Garrett Atkins at first base. He's worth monitoring in AL-only leagues.
Sat, Apr 24, 2010 04:15:00 PM

Orioles will recall 1B Rhyne Hughes from Triple-A Norfolk.

The O's haven't made the move official and are still deciding on the corresponding move, but Hughes is set to meet the team in Boston this weekend. The O's are desperate for offense and hoping Hughes can provide it. the 26-year-old hit 25 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A last year. It seems likely that he'll be used to spell Garrett Atkins, who is off to a .224/.250/.293 start with 0 home runs in 58 at-bats.
Sat, Apr 24, 2010 10:34:00 AM

After replacing Garrett Atkins at first base, Rhyne Hughes hit a pair of two-run homers Wednesday as the Orioles rolled over the Rays 12-2.

The wind was blowing out to left today, and Hughes and Josh Bell took advantage with a couple of homers each. The Orioles picked up Hughes from the Rays for Gregg Zaun last August, but they declined to try him in September, instead electing to use Michael Aubrey at first base. Now they have Garrett Atkins penciled in there and Luke Scott set to DH. Hughes is expected to get a look in the outfield this spring, but it's hard to see him making the team.
Wed, Mar 3, 2010 05:41:00 PM

Orioles acquired 1B Rhyne Hughes from the Rays to complete the Gregg Zaun trade.

A pretty nice catch considering the Orioles parted with a backup catcher. The 25-year-old Hughes isn't considered a top prospect but he has slugged 22 homers in 440 at-bats between Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham this season.
Sat, Aug 15, 2009 05:07:00 PM

Rhyne Hughes went 3-for-5 and hit his seventh homer in nine games Thursday for Triple-A Durham.

As we wrote two weeks ago, Hughes should be in Triple-A. There isn't even a true first baseman on Durham's roster. Hughes, who is repeating Double-A after a solid 2008 and an exceptional AFL season, is batting .272/.372/.667 with nine homers in 81 at-bats. He's no one's idea of a top prospect, but he's put up strong numbers against righties and he has a good glove at first base.
Fri, May 1, 2009 03:44:00 AM

Rhyne Hughes homered twice and drove in four runs Tuesday for Double-A Montgomery.

It sure seems like there should be room for him in Triple-A Durham's lineup, but Hughes is repeating Double-A, even after a terrific AFL campaign. The 25-year-old hit .268/.356/.448 for Montgomery last season.
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 03:30:00 PM

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