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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
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Hammel was charged with four runs over 6 1/3 frames in Friday's loss to the Padres.
Hammel was pulled in the seventh inning with two runners on and a 4-2 lead before watching Brian Schlitter serve up a three-run dinger to Wil Myers. The right-hander struck out five on the day, yielding seven hits and one walk. Hammels boasts an 11/1 K/BB ratio through his first 12 1/3 innings, suggesting that his 5.11 ERA is likely to come down in a hurry. He takes on the Pirates in Pittsburgh next. Apr 17 - 5:42 PM

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Jason Hammel allowed three runs in six innings against the Rockies on Saturday.

Hammel did yield eight hits, but the Chicago offense spotted him plenty of runs and he was able to secure the win. He struck out six and did not issue a walk. The runs on his line came in the form of a two-run homer by Nolan Arenado in the second and an RBI single by Justin Morneau in the third. Hammel's ability to strike out batters and limit walks allows him to survive starts like Saturday's, where he's giving up hits. He'll face the Padres in his next appearance.
Apr 12 - 12:15 AM

Jason Hammel was effective over five innings against the Brewers on Wednesday, allowing just one run in his final Cactus League start.

Hammel gave up six hits, walked none, and struck out five. He ends spring training with a 3.24 ERA and a terrific 22/3 K/BB ratio in 25 innings. Last season with the Cubs, he posted a 2.98 ERA with a 104/23 K/BB ratio in 108 2/3 innings before a trade to the Athletics. A return to the Windy City, in the DH-less National League, bodes well for his fantasy value.
Apr 1 - 7:30 PM

Jason Hammel was strong in Friday's victory over the White Sox, allowing two runs on six hits over his six innings.

The veteran right-hander struck out a pair and didn't walk a batter in the ballgame. All of the damage against him came on a two-run homer off the bat of Tyler Flowers in the fifth inning. The 32-year-old has looked good through five spring starts and his fantasy value is trending upwards with his return to the National League.
Mar 27 - 8:11 PM

Jason Hammel was phenomenal in Sunday's start versus the Padres, recording nine strikeouts in five shutout innings.

Hammel yielded only three hits while issuing zero walks in the outing. The Padres couldn't figure him out, then stormed for three runs in the final three innings of the game after Hammel departed. The right-hander was also sharp his last time out, tossing four scoreless innings against the Royals. It's a good sign for the Cubs, who will have Hammel pitch out of the middle of the rotation.
Mar 22 - 7:18 PM

Jason Hammel hurled four shutout innings in Tuesday's Cactus League start against the Royals, surrendering just two base hits.

Hammel punched out three on the afternoon without walking a batter. It was a nice bounceback effort from his last start where he was knocked around in two innings against the Rockies. The veteran right-hander compiled a 3.47 ERA in 176 1/3 innings between the Cubs and Athletics in 2014.
Mar 17 - 11:32 PM

Jason Hammel gave up three runs in two innings of work in Saturday's Cactus League exhibition versus the Rockies.

Hammel was behind 3-0 in a flash as he walked Brandon Barnes to start the game, allowed a single to Roger Bernadina, then served up a three-run home run to Nolan Arenado. Hammel allowed four hits and a walk while striking out one overall. The right-hander returned to the Cubs on a two-year deal in December and will pitch out of the middle of the rotation. Hammel posted a 3.47 ERA in 176 1/3 innings between the Cubs and Athletics last season.
Mar 7 - 6:22 PM

Cubs signed RHP Jason Hammel to a two-year, $18 million contract with a $12 million club option for 2017.

The option contains a $2 million buyout, so Hammel is guaranteed at least $20 million. Hammel was excellent for the Cubs last season, posting a 2.98 ERA over 17 starts before being shipped to the A's at the trade deadline. He didn't pitch as well in Oakland (4.26 ERA), but at $18 million Hammel is a solid investment for the Cubbies.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 11:49:00 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that Jason Hammel will be guaranteed $20 million in his new contract with the Cubs.

Hammel and the Cubs have agreed to a two-year, $18 million contract which includes a $2 million buyout on a club option for 2017. There's a chance he could have done better elsewhere, but he apparently really liked pitching in Chicago this past season.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 12:12:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Jason Hammel will return to the Cubs.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the deal is done, pending a physical. According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the new deal is expected to be in the two-year, $18 million range with a club option for 2017. That would be a very nice bargain for Chicago.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 11:11:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Jason Hammel is close to returning the Cubs.

Hammel got off to a wonderful start with the Cubs last season before being shipped to the A's along with Jeff Samardzija in July. He ended up with a quality 3.47 ERA and 163/44 K/BB ratio over 176 1/3 innings. While he had to settle for a one-year, $6 million deal last offseason, he's likely to get a multi-year contract this time around.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 08:26:00 AM

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have interest in free agent Jason Hammel.

It was previously reported that as many as 12 teams had interest in the right-hander. Hammel was having a great year with the Cubs before a mid-season trade to the A's, and he still finished with a 3.47 ERA and 163/44 K/BB ratio over 176 1/3 innings. He may have to wait to sign until some of the bigger free agent fish are reeled in.
Source: Miami Herald
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 08:01:00 PM

Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal reports that Jason Hammel has drawn interest from 12 teams.

Barbarisi adds that Hammel could be an option for the Yankees and is "likely to sign later once other dominoes fall." Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle says that the Astros are also interested. The right-hander is reportedly looking for a deal similar to Scott Feldman's three-year, $30 million contract from last season. He put up a 3.47 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a 163/44 K/BB ratio over 176 1/3 innings for the Cubs and A's in 2014.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 06:53:00 PM

Jason Hammel was handed a no-decision but pitched well, allowing one run in six innings in Thursday's walk-off loss to the Rangers.

Hammel has quietly pitched well over the last two months for the Athletics, erasing a tough start to his tenure in Oakland. Over his last nine starts, Hammel has a 2.49 ERA over 50 2/3 innings. Versus the Rangers, he gave up only five hits without issuing a walk and striking out five. Hammel, on the outside looking in at the Athletics' post-season rotation, finishes out the regular season 10-11 with a 3.47 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a 163/44 K/BB ratio.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:09:00 PM

Jason Hammel will rejoin the Athletics' rotation on Thursday in Texas.

Hammel missed a start over the weekend in order to attend the birth of his child. He got off to a slow start for the A's but has been great of late, posting a 2.62 ERA since the beginning of August.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:10:00 PM

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