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Eric Hinske | First Baseman

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/5/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Arkansas
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The Cubs have hired Eric Hinske as first base coach.
Hinske appeared in 52 games with the Diamondbacks this past season before being given his release in July. The 36-year-old will finish his playing career with a .249/.332/.430 career batting line to go along with 137 home runs and 522 RBI over 12 seasons. Tue, Dec 3, 2013 03:35:00 PM

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Diamondbacks released 1B/OF Eric Hinske.

Chris Gabel of the Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Hinske, 35, is expected to retire. The veteran outfielder/first baseman batted only .173/.259/.288 over 52 games for the D'Backs this season before being designated for assignment and ultimately outrighted last month. He's a career .249/.332/.430 hitter with 137 home runs over 12 major league seasons.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 08:37:00 PM

Diamondbacks sent 1B/OF Eric Hinske outright to Triple-A Reno.

Hinske had been designated for assignment last month. It's possible he'll return in a bench role later this season.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 08:42:00 AM

Diamondbacks designated 1B/OF Eric Hinkse for assignment.

The move clears the way for Eric Chavez's return from the disabled list. Hinske, 35, has functioned primarily as a pinch-hitter this season and has just nine hits in 52 at-bats. He should draw interest elsewhere.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 05:40:00 PM

Eric Hinkse's suspension has been reduced from five games to one.

Hinske was suspended for his role in a brawl with the Dodgers two weeks ago, but his penalty was reduced after an appeal. He will serve the suspension Tuesday.
Tue, Jun 25, 2013 02:38:00 PM

Major League Baseball has suspended Eric Hinske five games for his role in Tuesday's brawl with the Dodgers.

Hinske was one of the aggressors during the scrum, so he receives the stiffest penalty outside of Ian Kennedy. He figures to appeal the suspension.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 01:23:00 PM

Eric Hinske is batting .188 with a .548 OPS over 34 plate-appearances.

The Diamondbacks handed Hinske a one-year, $1.35 million contract in December after he batted just .197/.272/.311 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 91 games last season for the Braves. The former Rookie of the Year, now 35, is reaching the end of a respectable 12-year career.
Tue, May 21, 2013 04:05:00 AM

Diamondbacks signed UTIL Eric Hinske to a one-year, $1.35 million contract.

The deal was agreed to on Tuesday afternoon. Hinske batted just .197/.272/.311 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 91 games this past season for the Braves, but he's usually much better and should be a fine bench piece.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 06:04:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Diamondbacks have signed Eric Hinske to a one-year contract.

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that he'll get a little north of $1 million, pending a physical. Hinske, 35, batted just .197 with two homers and a .583 OPS in 91 games this past season with the Braves, but he has a long history as a useful bench player.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 01:50:00 PM

Eric Hinske was ejected from Friday's game against the Cardinals after arguing a called third strike.

Hinske, who was pinch-hitting in the seventh, tried to hold up on a two-strike pitch by right-hander Mitchell Boggs, but home plate umpire Mike Muchlinski ruled that he went around. Hinske objected to the call and Muchlinski naturally didn't take kindly to such actions.
Sat, May 12, 2012 12:42:00 AM

Eric Hinske went 4-for-6 and hit a go-ahead homer in the top of the 11th as the Braves beat the Rockies 9-8 on Friday.

The Rockies scored once after Hinske's two-run homer, but Craig Kimbrel was able to finish up from there. Hinske is off to an awfully nice 14-for-34 start at the plate. However, it's unlikely to lead to an expanded role with Chipper Jones healthy and Jason Heyward producing.
Sat, May 5, 2012 01:15:00 AM

Filling in for the injured Jason Heyward in right field, Eric Hinske went 4-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's loss to the Pirates.

Hinske doubled his hit total for the year with tonight's effort. Heyward is expected to sit out at least one more game, and Hinske has likely earned another start.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 10:09:00 PM

Braves exercised OF Eric Hinkse's $1.5 million option for 2012.

Hinske batted just .233 with a .311 on-base percentage in 264 plate appearances this season, but he provides the Braves with a power bat off the bench and should remain a valuable piece of the roster moving forward. He's finished with 10 or more homers in eight of his 10 major league seasons.
Mon, Oct 31, 2011 11:58:00 AM

Eric Hinske is not in the Braves' lineup for Monday's game against the Astros.

Hinske is essentially a regular while the Braves wait for Jason Heyward and Martin Prado to return from their respective injuries, but he'll take a seat Monday night against left-hander Wandy Rodriguez. Matt Young will make the start in left while Jordan Schafer plays center and Joe Mather flanks him in right.
Mon, Jun 13, 2011 04:24:00 PM

Eric Hinske slugged a ninth-inning go-ahead solo homer in Friday's 6-3 win over the Mets.

Hinske just barely cleared the right field wall for his sixth home run of the season. While he wasn't in the original starting lineup Friday against the left-hander Jon Niese, Hinske has received regular playing time since Jason Heyward went on the disabled list. He remains a fine short-term option in NL-only and five outfielder mixed formats.
Fri, Jun 3, 2011 10:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Tuffy Gosewisch
3Jordan Pacheco
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Chris Owings
2Didi Gregorius
3B1Martin Prado
2Eric Chavez
LF1Mark Trumbo
2Cody Ross
3Ender Inciarte
CF1A.J. Pollock
2David Peralta
RF1Gerardo Parra
2Nick Evans
3Alfredo Marte
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wade Miley
2Bronson Arroyo
3Vidal Nuno
4Josh Collmenter
5Chase Anderson
6Trevor Cahill
7Daniel Hudson
8Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Randall Delgado
5Evan Marshall
6Eury de la Rosa
7Matt Stites
8David Hernandez
9Matt Reynolds