Jared went 16-7 in two seasons (2005-06) at Long Beach State University (Long Beach, California) where he was a teammate of Evan Longoria and Troy Tulowitzki. The Pirates’ fourth-round selection in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, he was one of three Long Beach State players selected on the draft’s first day (Longoria in the first round by Tampa Bay and Andrew Carpenter by Philadelphia in the second round).
Jared has been a durable pitcher out of the bullpen, averaging 67 relief appearances per season for the Pirates since 2014. Entering the 2017 season, he has made 313 consecutive relief appearances. In 2015, he had a career-high streak of 15 consecutive scoreless outings (14.2IP) from June 12 through July 17 and finished the season with 11 straight scoreless appearances (8.1IP). Jared was a member of the Pirates’ Opening Day roster for the third time in his career in 2016 (also 2012 and 2013).
Jared was the 2015 recipient of the Chuck Tanner Award which is presented by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America to the player who is the most cooperative with the local media.