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Philip Humber | Relief Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/21/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jeeho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency reports that Philip Humber has signed with Korea's Kia Tigers.
Humber spent all of last season at Triple-A with the A's, posting a 3.65 ERA over 69 innings. He hasn't had any success in the majors since 2011 (other than his perfect game in 2012), so he's ready to give it a shot overseas. Dec 7 - 9:07 AM

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Phil Humber was knocked around in his inning of work against the Rangers on Saturday, surrendering three runs on three hits.

Humber also walked a pair while striking out two. He now sports a 16.20 ERA on the spring, and is looking like a longshot to break camp in the Athletics bullpen.
Mar 15 - 11:19 PM

Phil Humber was hit around on Tuesday against the Athletics, surrendering four runs while recording only one out.

Humber allowed a walk, hit a batter, and allowed two hits including a three-run home run. The right-hander is hoping to make the team as a swing arm but hasn't had a great start to the Cactus League, hurting his chances to make the 25-man roster.
Mar 11 - 6:28 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin indicated Saturday that Phil Humber could be utilized in a swing role during the 2014 season.

The 30-year-old has been a disaster the past few seasons, but has the ability to start and relieve, and could make the team out of spring training as a potential long man in the bullpen. If not, he'll likely head to Triple-A where he'll represent additional rotation depth.
Feb 15 - 2:51 PM

Athletics signed RHP Phil Humber to a minor league contract.

The 30-year-old right-hander spent the 2013 season with the Astros, compiling a horrendous 0-8 record, 7.90 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and 36/20 K/BB ratio over 54 2/3 innings. He's just two seasons removed from a very effective season in the White Sox rotation, so perhaps the A's feel like they can resurrect his career. He'll likely begin the 2014 season at Triple-A Sacramento.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 11:57:00 AM

Astros sent RHP Phil Humber outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Humber made 17 appearances, including seven starts, for the Astros this season, posting a 7.90 ERA over 54 2/3 innings. The 30-year-old is unlikely to draw much interest if he opts for free agency. He carried a $3 million club option for 2014 that has been declined.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 06:21:00 PM

Astros purchased the contract of RHP Philip Humber from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Humber has done a nice job in relief over the past few weeks at the Triple-A level and will try to add some stability to the Houston bullpen. Wesley Wright was traded through waivers to the Rays on Monday afternoon.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 03:55:00 PM

Astros sent RHP Philip Humber outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Humber cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. It's not known whether he'll join Triple-A Oklahoma City or declare free agency.
Wed, May 15, 2013 09:20:00 AM

Astros designated RHP Philip Humber for assignment.

Humber was a disaster in the rotation for the 'Stros, and his fate was sealed after he gave up five runs over 2/3 of an inning in relief on Saturday. Overall, he posted a 9.59 ERA and 2.02 WHIP with Houston. Despite the struggles, he'll have no trouble catching on somewhere else. It will just probably be on a minor league deal.
Sun, May 12, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Philip Humber has been demoted to the bullpen.

Humber had a horrific 8.82 ERA and 1.93 WHIP through seven starts. He will presumably serve as a long reliever. Dallas Keuchel is taking the vacant rotation spot.
Wed, May 8, 2013 05:18:00 PM

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said he and manager Bo Porter have discussed the possibility of removing Philip Humber from the rotation.

Humber has taken a loss in all seven starts this season and sports an 8.82 ERA and 1.93 WHIP. "That's really a decision Bo needs to make, and I'm sure he'll make it at the appropriate time," Luhnow said. "We believe Humber is a Major League pitcher and can add value to our team. For now, no decision has been made about any different roles on the pitching side at this point."
Mon, May 6, 2013 08:51:00 PM

Phil Humber was shelled for eight runs in just four innings of work in a loss Sunday to the Tigers.

Humber gave up three home runs, including a two-run shot to Prince Fielder in the first inning. He's now lost seven straight games to open the season and has a 8.82 ERA. It's hard to believe that Humber still has a rotation spot at this point. He'll likely be moved to the bullpen if he continues to struggle.
Sun, May 5, 2013 08:13:00 PM

Phil Humber allowed four runs over six innings as the Astros lost to the Yankees on Tuesday.

Humber probably got off light, as he surrendered nine hits and two walks on the evening while throwing four wild pitches. He's now 0-6 on the year with a 7.58 ERA. His next start comes Sunday against the Tigers.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 11:26:00 PM

Astros manager Bo Porter said Friday that Philip Humber will remain in the starting rotation.

Humber had a 2.89 ERA through his first three starts, but he has been knocked around for 15 runs in five innings over his last two starts, bringing his ERA up to 7.99 for the year. It's not like the Astros have many great alternatives, so they'll stick with him for now. However, he's mostly irrelevant in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 05:52:00 PM

Philip Humber was pounded for seven runs in 4 2/3 innings by the Red Sox in a loss Thursday.

Humber has lost all five of his starts this season, though he had a fine 2.89 ERA after the first three. It's only in the last two that he's been lit up, so his rotation spot is safe for now.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:08:00 PM

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