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Brad Hawpe | First Baseman

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/22/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: LSU
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Angels released 1B Brad Hawpe.
Hawpe was designated for assignment by the Angels on July 29 to open a roster spot for Daniel Stange. Hawpe, 34, hit .185 with a .498 OPS in 17 games with Anaheim. Mon, Aug 5, 2013 08:51:00 AM

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Angels designated 1B Brad Hawpe for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Daniel Stange on the active roster. Hawpe batted .185 (5-for-27) with two RBI during his time with the Angels.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Angels purchased the contract of 1B Brad Hawpe from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Hawpe will provide depth for Saturday's doubleheader. The 33-year-old is likely to be sent back down immediately following the game.
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 10:20:00 AM

Brad Hawpe is expected to be called up from Triple-A Salt Lake for Saturday's doubleheader against the Red Sox.

It's well deserved, as Hawpe is hitting .305/.405/.504 with six home runs, 28 RBI and a .909 OPS in 37 games this season in Triple-A. The 33-year-old hasn't played in the big leagues since 2011 with the Padres.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Angels signed 1B/OF Brad Hawpe to a minor league contract.

Hawpe, 33, didn't play at all in the majors last season and failed to earn a spot with the Pirates during spring training. The former All-Star will serve as organizational depth.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 02:58:00 PM

Pirates released 1B Brad Hawpe.

Hawpe struggled mightily in spring training and was never a candidate for the Pirates' Opening Day roster. He won't draw any major league interest, but should be able to latch on with another team after spending last season with the Rangers as organizational depth.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 08:48:00 AM

Brad Hawpe homered in the bottom of the eighth to help the Pirates edge the Orioles 4-3 on Monday.

Hawpe was 3-for-23 with 10 strikeouts this spring before taking Daniel Schlereth deep for his first home run. He's not going to make the Pirates, but perhaps he'll be able to impress one of the other 29 teams before Opening Day.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 05:19:00 PM

Brad Hawpe went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts on Thursday and is 2-for-20 with nine strikeouts this spring.

The Pirates weren't counting on Hawpe when they took a flier on him a couple of months ago, and he hasn't emerged as a threat to make the team. If he wants to continue his career in Triple-A, he'll be given that opportunity.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 05:35:00 PM

Pirates signed 1B/OF Brad Hawpe to a minor league contract.

Hawpe was released by the Rangers last season after failing to earn a promotion beyond the Double-A level. He'll receive a spring training invite with the Pirates, but isn't likely to crack the Opening Day roster.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:00:00 AM

Rangers released 1B-OF Brad Hawpe.

Hawpe asked to be cut after failing to earn a promotion beyond the Double-A level. He batted .260 with a .764 OPS in 152 plate appearances for the Frisco RoughRiders.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 07:22:00 PM

Brad Hawpe has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Frisco because of elbow fatigue.

Hawpe underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last August and is still rebuilding the strength in his right arm. The 32-year-old should be fine after a few weeks of rest but seems unlikely to have any sort of impact at the major league level this season.
Thu, May 31, 2012 09:54:00 AM

Rangers re-signed 1B Brad Hawpe to a minor league contract; assigned him to Double-A Frisco.

Hawpe was released by the Rangers last week after batting .261/.370/.478 in 13 games this spring. He'll stick around as a depth for the major league roster.
Fri, Apr 6, 2012 05:36:00 PM

Rangers released 1B Brad Hawpe.

Hawpe was not open to accepting a spot in the Rangers' minor league system and will instead look to sign on quickly with a team that has an opening in the major leagues. The 32-year-old outfielder-first baseman batted .261/.370/.478 in 13 games this spring.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 11:46:00 PM

Brad Hawpe (hamstring) made it through his Cactus League debut without any setbacks.

Hawpe is recovering from a sore right hamstring and working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He's expected to compete for a spot on the Rangers' Opening Day bench.
Mon, Mar 12, 2012 12:31:00 AM

Brad Hawpe (hamstring) will not play in a B-game on Thursday.

Hawpe was originally scheduled to play first base and lead off every inning Thursday, but he's evidently still a couple of days away from game action. The 32-year-old has been slowed with a sore right hamstring this spring and is also working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He's falling behind in his efforts to win a bench job this spring.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 10:51:00 AM