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Jason Hammel | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jason Hammel gave up four runs (three earned) over 5 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Rangers.
Hammel gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out three. He has lost each of his first three starts with the A's and owns a 7.10 ERA and 8/7 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings. The returns haven't been good so far, but he'll attempt to turn things around next week against the Astros. Jul 25 - 11:39 PM

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Jason Hammel dropped to 0-2 for the A's after giving up five runs in two-plus innings Saturday against the Orioles.

Easily his worst start of the year; he had completed at least five innings in all 18 of his previous outings. Hammel gave up two homers and four runs in the first inning tonight. He went on to allow just a single in a scoreless second, but a walk, a single and an RBI double opened the third, getting him pulled. Incredibly, Dan Otero got out of the jam from there, leaving runners on second and third. We thought Hammel would probably wear down some in the second half, but hopefully it's not happening already. His next outing will give us a better idea whether it's time to begin worrying.
Jul 20 - 12:38 AM

In his Oakland debut, Jason Hammel entitled the Giants to three runs -- two earned -- over five innings in Wednesday's 5-2 loss.

He scuffled in green and gold, walking three and allowing six hits in failing to guide the A's to a season-high seventh consecutive victory. The 31-year-old hurler collected an 8-5 record, 2.98 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 104/23 K/BB ratio over 108 2/3 innings as a member of the Cubs prior to coming over with Jeff Samardzija for Addison Russell, Dan Straily, Billy McKinney and a PTBNL last week. Hammel finished the first half 8-6 with a 3.60 ERA and 1.06 WHIP.
Jul 10 - 1:22 AM

Athletics acquired RHP Jason Hammel and RHP Jeff Samardzija from the Cubs for SS Addison Russell, RHP Dan Straily, OF Billy McKinney and a player to be named or cash considerations.

The 31-year-old hurler has been outstanding for the Cubs in 2014, registering a 2.98 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 104/23 K/BB ratio over 108 2/3 innings. He has also proven his worth in the postseason in the past, making a pair of strong starts for the Orioles in the ALDS against the Yankees in 2012. He and Samardzija make an already deep and talented A’s rotation that much scarier for opposing teams in the American League.
Jul 5 - 12:07 PM

Jason Hammel held the Nationals to two runs while striking out seven over six innings in Friday's 7-2 victory.

The right-hander served up a long solo shot to Jayson Werth in the first inning but wasn't charged with another run until he left the game, as Neil Ramirez let his inherited runner score in the seventh. He allowed five hits and two walks on the day to go along with his seven punchouts. Hammel didn't have an ERA lower than 3.45 in any of the first three months of the season and is off to a nice start in July. He'll get the Reds on the road in his final start of the first half.
Jul 4 - 2:46 PM

Jason Hammel picked up his seventh victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Nationals to two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Hammel racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while issuing only one free pass. The veteran right-hander has been a tremendous addition to the Cubs rotation this season, compiling a 7-5 record, 2.98 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 97/21 K/BB ratio over 102 2/3 innings. He's also generating significant trade buzz and could be wearing a new uniform at some point in July. He'll look to keep things rolling when he takes on these same Nationals in Washington on Friday.
Jun 27 - 7:21 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman hears that the Blue Jays are "much more likely" to trade for Jason Hammel than Jeff Samardzija.

The Jays have been connected to Samardzija dating back to last offseason, but Heyman says they "plan to be quite cautious when it comes to their top prospects." Samardzija would require parting with at least their top 1-2 prospects, while Hammel or a similar rental should be available for less.
Jun 25 - 12:09 PM

Jason Hammel allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings in a loss to the Pirates on Sunday.

Hammel still hasn't won a game since the calendar turned to June, but Sunday was by no fault of his own. The right-hander allowed a solo home run to Travis Snider and the Pirates manufactured another run in the third inning, but otherwise Hammel kept their offense in check. He walked one while striking out six in the loss. He owns a 6-5 record, 2.99 ERA and 1.02 WHIP and will take on the Nationals on Friday.
Jun 22 - 8:24 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mariners are interested in Jason Hammel, but "talks have yet to progress."

Hammel has pitched his way into being a nice trade chip for the Cubs, putting up a 2.81 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 76/18 K/BB ratio over 83 1/3 innings. A handful of clubs will surely call the Cubs about the right-hander, and Chicago can probably expect a similar package to what they got last season for Scott Feldman.
Jun 15 - 9:21 AM

Jason Hammel delivered seven scoreless innings Saturday in the Cubs' 8-0 rout of the Brewers.

Hammel was fantastic, striking out eight batters and yielding just four hits. He did not walk a batter. There's been much talk of Jeff Samardzija pulling in a big haul of prospects for the Cubs in July, but Hammel is also going to be an attractive trade deadline chip. The 31-year-old right-hander owns a 2.78 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, and 62/15 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings this season. He will face the Marlins at home next.
May 31 - 7:25 PM

Jason Hammel allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Padres on Sunday.

Hammel was done in by one bad inning, as all three of his runs against -- only one of which he allowed -- came in the sixth inning. He was otherwise his typical stingy self, giving up just three hits and two walks with five strikeouts on the day. Even with the loss, the right-hander has a 3.08 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 10 starts. He'll face the Brewers in Milwaukee on Saturday.
May 25 - 8:56 PM

Jason Hammel (hand) expects to be fine for his scheduled start on Sunday in San Diego.

Hammel got hit on the right hand with a comebacker during Tuesday's game and admitted that he "thought my hand exploded." However, X-rays came back clean and he's been diagnosed with a bone bruise. Assuming he doesn't have a setback, he'll be ready to roll this weekend.
May 21 - 11:46 AM

Jason Hammel tossed 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball in the Cubs' 6-1 win over the Yankees on Tuesday.

It was a great bounceback effort from Hammel, who was shelled for five runs in 5 1/3 innings last Thursday against the Cardinals. He fanned six Yankees on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field and issued just one walk, improving to 5-2 with a 2.91 ERA and 0.90 WHIP through nine starts. If he can keep it up, the 31-year-old right-hander will be excellent trade bait for the Cubs in July. Hammel gets the Padres in San Diego next and remains a must-start in all mixed fantasy leagues.
May 20 - 11:41 PM

Jason Hammel surrendered five runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Hammel had his streak of seven straight quality starts snapped in his one, but it was really all one bad inning; four of the runs came in the second. After that, he retired nine in a row before getting into trouble in the sixth and getting pulled. He'll be worth using in mixed leagues next week with the Diamondbacks on the schedule.
May 15 - 5:19 PM

Jason Hammel delivered a quality start in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Sunday, allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings of work.

Hammel struck out five and walked two on the evening. He was also able to contribute with the bat, driving home a pair of runs with a single in the fourth inning. He has posted a terrific 2.43 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 32/9 K/BB ratio through his first 40 2/3 innings on the year. He’ll look to keep things rolling when he takes on the White Sox in Chicago on Thursday.
May 4 - 11:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
3Stephen Vogt
1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Billy Burns
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Jeff Samardzija
3Scott Kazmir
4Jason Hammel
5Jesse Chavez
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Luke Gregerson
3Ryan Cook
4Dan Otero
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Fernando Abad
7Evan Scribner