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Jason Hammel | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/2/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Hammel will miss his scheduled start on Saturday in order to attend the birth of his child.
Drew Pomeranz will fill in against the Phillies. Hammel will rejoin the rotation next week. Sep 16 - 8:04 PM

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Jason Hammel dropped to 2-6 for the A's after allowing three runs in five innings Friday against the Mariners.

There's no real hope of the A's offense bailing out the starter when he gives up three runs these days. Hammel struck out six and walked just one, but two of the four hits he allowed were homers, dooming him to a loss.
Sep 13 - 2:14 AM

Jason Hammel struck out seven while allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Astros on Sunday.

Hammel held the Astros scoreless until the seventh, when they plated both their runs against the right-hander. He gave up five hits and a walk on the day. It was another good start for Hammel after a rough beginning with the A's. He's now got a 4.70 ERA in the American League, and he'll look to improve on those numbers Friday at the Mariners.
Sep 8 - 8:45 AM

Jason Hammel allowed one run in eight innings of work Monday in a win over the Mariners.

Hammel was brilliant in this one as the A's rebounded from their sweep at the hands of the Angels. He was spotted a 5-0 lead in the first, making his job that much easier. Over the course of eight innings, Hammel struck out five, walked one and allowed just three hits. The lone splotch on his line came on a Brad Miller solo home run. Other than that, Hammel was golden. This was his best start since being traded from the Cubs and he's trending in the right direction. In his last two starts Hammel's allowed just six hits in fifteen innings. Between the Cubs and the A's, Hammel holds a 3.58 ERA and 1.15 WHIP to go with a 141/43 K/BB.
Sep 1 - 6:47 PM

Jason Hammel went seven strong innings against the Astros on Tuesday, allowing just one run, but he ended up with a no-decision.

Hammel gave up just three hits on the evening, with Dexter Fowler's solo home run serving as the only damage against him. The right-hander also struck out six. He left in line for his second win since joining the Athletics, but the bullpen failed to hold the lead. Still, it was the third promising start for Hammel in his last four outings, something he'll look to build on Sunday at the Angels.
Aug 26 - 10:53 PM

The Athletics will skip Jason Hammel's next turn in the rotation.

Hammel was roughed up for five runs over three innings in his last outing and holds a disappointing 6.75 ERA over seven starts for the A's. Thus, it's no surprise that Oakland has decided to use off days on Monday and Thursday to skip him. Sonny Gray, Jon Lester and Scott Kazmir will get the ball this weekend in the big series versus the Angels.
Aug 19 - 6:09 PM

Jason Hammel had a rough night in Friday’s loss to the Braves, serving up three home runs in just three innings of work.

Hammel was victimized by back-to-back solo shots by Justin Upton and Evan Gattis in the second inning, then a three-run blast by Freddie Freeman in the third inning. He has struggled mightily since the trade from the Cubs and could be pitching his way out of the Athletics rotation. He’ll look to get back on track when he does battle against the Angels on Friday.
Aug 15 - 10:15 PM

Jason Hammel held the Twins to one run over 6 1/3 innings Sunday, taking a no-decision.

The good news is that Hammel has now turned in two strong starts in a row, giving up just four hits and two walks on Sunday. The bad news is he was unable to earn the win, leaving him at 1-4 since joining the A's. Hammel has a 5.90 ERA in six American League starts but a 3.60 mark overall. Perhaps a little of that National League cooking will do him some good when he faces the Braves on Friday.
Aug 10 - 9:19 PM

Jason Hammel pitched five and two-thirds innings of shutout baseball on Tuesday.

In a battle of pitchers traded in July, Hammel got the better of Rays starter Drew Smyly. Hammel had been hit hard following his trade from the Cubs to the A's, having allowed twenty runs in just over eighteen innings since the trade. Tuesday's start was his best since joining the new club. He struck out two and walked four, while scattering seven hits. The four walks were a bit of a blemish on his line, as he would have been able to pitch deeper into the game without them, but this is still a step in the right direction. He'll try to build on this start when he faces the Twins in his next outing.
Aug 6 - 2:21 AM

The Athletics are getting "flooded" with calls on Jason Hammel, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

"Weren’t planning to trade him, but..." Rosenthal tweeted. Billy Beane is going all in on this season, so you'd expect him to only consider a Hammel package that brought back immediate help -- perhaps a bat to slot at designated hitter, or another outfielder to cover for Yoenis Cespedes' move to Boston or Coco Crisp's nagging neck injury? Either way, Beane has the luxury of listening with Jon Lester, Jeff Samardzija, Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir and Jesse Chavez forming an outstanding rotation, even without Hammel.
Jul 31 - 1:51 PM

Jason Hammel was hammered for eight earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

Hammel now has a 9.53 ERA and 2.12 WHIP in four starts with Oakland. The A's are known to be in the market for another starting pitcher with the July 31 trade deadline on the horizon, so the right-hander could soon be out of a rotation spot. If not, he'll get the Rays next.
Jul 30 - 5:04 PM

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

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

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DH1Adam Dunn
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