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Jason Hammel | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jason Hammel struggled in Sunday's loss to the Phillies, surrendering six runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings as he fell to 5-5 on the season.
The Phillies jumped on Hammel for three runs in the first inning, highlighted by two-run Maikel Franco homer. He would cough up another three runs in the fourth inning. Overall, the 32-year-old right-hander struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. Despite the poor start, he still holds a strong 3.20 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 112/22 K/BB ratio over 112 1/3 innings. A road date with the Brewers awaits as he closes out the month of July. Jul 26 - 5:29 PM

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Jason Hammel gave up two runs in five innings in a no-decision as the Cubs needed 13 innings to beat the Reds on Tuesday.

Both runs came on outs, as Todd Frazier hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning and Skip Schumaker brought in another run with a ground out in the second. Overall, Hammel allowed five hits and walked three while striking out four. It was a solid return after healing from a minor hamstring injury. Hammel boasts a solid 2.82 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP and a 109/21 K/BB ratio in 108 2/3 innings, which he'll bring into his next start at home when he faces the Rockies.
Jul 22 - 12:10 AM

Jason Hammel (hamstring) threw a side session Saturday without issue.

Hammel left his final start before the All-Star break with tightness in his left hamstring, but it sounds like he won't miss a turn in the Cubs' rotation. Hammel, who's sporting a 2.86 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 105/18 K/BB ratio in 103 2/3 innings this season, is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Reds.
Jul 18 - 5:34 PM

An MRI on Jason Hammel's left hamstring showed no structural issues.

It's obviously great news for the Cubs. Hammel is expected to be pushed back to the fifth slot in the rotation after the All-Star break, but he will not need a trip to the disabled list.
Jul 10 - 12:48 PM

Jason Hammel will undergo an MRI on his tight left hamstring.

Hammel left Wednesday's game after one inning due to the hamstring tightness. The MRI should give a clearer picture of what the Cubs and the right-hander are dealing with. Either way, Hammel won't pitch again until after the All-Star break.
Jul 8 - 11:38 PM

Jason Hammel left Wednesday's start against the Cardinals due to left hamstring tightness.

Hammel had thrown a scoreless inning before being replaced in the second inning. It's likely just a precautionary move for the Cubs with the right-hander, who's pitched well in the first half. The Cubs should provide some more insight in the near future.
Jul 8 - 8:32 PM

Jason Hammel left Wednesday's start against the Cardinals with an undisclosed injury.

The right-hander tossed a perfect first inning but was replaced by Clayton Richard in the top of the second. The Cubs should shed some light on his situation shortly.
Jul 8 - 8:24 PM

Jason Hammel pitched well but took a hard-luck loss Friday, holding the Marlins to two runs over seven innings.

Hammel struck out five while yielding just five hits and one walk, but unfortunately two of those hits left the yard. The big right-hander falls to 5-4 despite a terrific 2.89 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 104/18 K/BB ratio over 102 2/3 innings. He'll try to get back in the win column next week against the Cardinals.
Jul 3 - 5:22 PM

Jason Hammel struggled in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Sunday, allowing four runs on six hits in four-plus innings of work.

On the plus side, Hammel was able to rack up seven strikeouts on the evening while walking just one. He threw 11 pitches before the game was stalled for a lengthy rain delay, and wasn't nearly as sharp once he returned to the ballgame. Even with the rough outing, Hammel still owns a terrific 2.92 ERA and 99/17 K/BB ratio over 95 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Saturday when he takes on the Marlins.
Jun 29 - 1:07 AM

Jason Hammel threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings but settled for a no-decision Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Hammel and Dodgers starter Zack Greinke both deserved better, but the game wouldn't be decided until the Cubs pushed a run across in the 10th inning. Hammel was the better of the two, though, allowing just two hits and walking two while striking out six in the outing. The start left him with a 2.65 ERA and 0.94 WHIP on the year. A date with the rival Cardinals looms on Sunday.
Jun 23 - 11:38 PM

Jason Hammel allowed three runs -- two earned -- in four innings before his start Thursday against the Indians was cut short due to rain.

Hammel struck out six and walked two before departing. He threw 88 pitches, so he probably wasn't going more than five tonight regardless.
Jun 19 - 12:05 AM

Jason Hammel pitches decently in a no-decision against the Reds on Friday, allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits over his five-plus innings of work.

Hammel struck out four and walked three on the afternoon. Most of the damage came in the first inning where the Reds struck for three runs, including two that were unearned. He has done an outstanding job for the Cubs this season, posting a 2.81 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 80/12 K/BB ratio across 80 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday when he takes on the Indians in Cleveland.
Jun 12 - 7:45 PM

Jason Hammel allowed two runs over eight-plus innings in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

Hammel was given a chance to go for the complete game, but he was pulled after giving up a leadoff homer to Bryce Harper in the bottom of the ninth. He gave up just five hits in all while walking two batters and striking out seven. He lowered his ERA to 2.76 with the victory and owns a stingy 76/9 K/BB ratio over 75 innings. His return to Chicago has exceeded everyone's expectations.
Jun 6 - 3:07 PM

Jason Hammel struck out 11 batters and allowed only one run in 6 2/3 innings of work en route to a win against the Marlins on Monday.

11 punch-outs marks a career-high for Hammel. He had previously struck out 10 batters on three occasions, last occurring in June 2012. The Marlins' only run came home in the third inning when Giancarlo Stanton stole third base and scored on catcher Miguel Montero's throwing error. Hammel surrendered only five hits in total while walking none. He boasts a sterling 2.82 ERA with a 0.90 WHIP and a 69/7 K/BB ratio over 67 innings this season. He'll look to keep it going in a weekend road start versus the Nationals.
Jun 1 - 9:58 PM

Jason Hammel's next scheduled start has been pushed back from Saturday to Sunday.

Hammel has been dealing with a fingernail issue on his pitching hand, and although it doesn't seem like a big deal, the Cubs are using the opportunity to give him an extra day of rest. He's flip-flopping spots with Tsuyoshi Wada, who moves up from Sunday to Saturday.
May 29 - 1:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Kyle Schwarber
3David Ross
4Taylor Teagarden
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Motte
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Neil Ramirez
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Rafael Soriano
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood
10Yoervis Medina
11Ben Rowen