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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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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Stephen Vogt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Kyle Blanks
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Jesse Chavez