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Tommy Hunter | Relief Pitcher | #29

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / TEX
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Orioles signed RHP Tommy Hunter to a one-year contract.
Hunter was released by the Indians last week after struggling on a rehab assignment. He held a decent 3.74 ERA and 17/5 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings before his back injury, though, and is worth a shot at the prorated veteran minimum. Hunter, of course, spent 2011-15 with the Orioles. Aug 28 - 11:12 AM

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Indians released RHP Tommy Hunter.

Hunter had been sidelined since mid-July with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back and was struggling badly on his minor league rehab assignment. The 30-year-old right-hander is now a free agent.
Aug 25 - 3:55 PM

Tommy Hunter (back) has been informed that he's not likely to return until after rosters expand on September 1.

Hunter, out since mid-July with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back, has allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks over four innings since beginning a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus earlier this month. The Indians want him to get more work in the minors before bringing him back. The 30-year-old owns a 3.74 ERA and 17/5 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings this season.
Aug 22 - 9:24 PM

Tommy Hunter (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Friday.

Hunter has been sidelined with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back since mid-July. He'll need at least a couple outings in Columbus before he's ready to join the Indians' bullpen. The right-hander holds a 3.74 ERA in 21 outings this season.
Aug 11 - 4:38 PM

Indians placed RHP Tommy Hunter on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 10, with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back.

Hunter was injured when he fell down some stairs over the All-Star break. He will visit a back specialist before more is known about a potential timetable. Cody Anderson has taken his spot on the roster.
Jul 17 - 11:51 AM

Indians activated RHP Tommy Hunter from the 15-day disabled list.

Hunter got a late start to the season following core muscle surgery, but he's ready to go now. He could fill an important role in the middle innings for the Tribe.
Apr 29 - 2:52 PM

Tommy Hunter (abdomen) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus on Friday.

Hunter has been expected to be out until mid-May after abdominal surgery, but that he's already starting a rehab assignment suggests he could be ready before that. He'll be used in middle relief once activated.
Apr 8 - 12:09 PM

Indians placed RHP Tommy Hunter on the 15-day disabled list with an abdominal injury.

Hunter underwent core muscle surgery over the offseason and is not expected to join the Indians' bullpen until mid-May. He signed a one-year, $2 million free agent contract with the Tribe in mid-February.
Apr 4 - 3:47 PM

Tommy Hunter (abdomen) will throw an inning in a minor league game Sunday.

It will be his first appearance this spring after having core muscle surgery over the offseason. Hunter is expected to be sidelined until mid-May.
Mar 27 - 12:47 PM

Tommy Hunter (abdomen) is scheduled to throw off a mound Monday for the first time this spring.

Hunter is making his way back from core muscle surgery and might not be an option for the Indians until sometime in May. The right-hander signed a one-year, $2 million free agent contract with Cleveland in mid-February.
Mar 7 - 10:32 AM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Tommy Hunter (core muscle) could be sidelined until the middle of May.

Hunter was signed to a one-year $2 million deal this week after his agreement with the Yankees was voided due to a failed physical. He'll spend the first couple of months of the season on the disabled list before joining the Tribe's bullpen.
Feb 20 - 3:07 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the Yankees voided a multi-year agreement with reliever Tommy Hunter due to a failed physical.

Sherman said the team and Hunter had agreed on a two-year deal for between $11.5 and $12 million but that the team "backed out because they were uncomfortable with the results of Hunter's physical." It's noteworthy because the Yankees were the only team to not sign a major league free agent this winter. Hunter instead found a one-year, $2 million deal with the Indians. Tribe manager Terry Francona indicated Hunter's recovery from core muscle surgery -- surely the cause of the Yankees' hesitation -- will likely require him to start the season on the disabled list.
Feb 18 - 4:45 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona hinted Thursday that Tommy Hunter (abdomen) will likely open the 2016 season on the disabled list.

Hunter signed a one-year, $2 million free agent contract with Cleveland last week, but he's still recovering from core muscle surgery and will apparently miss part of April. The 29-year-old right-hander struggled down the stretch last season with the Cubs and remains somewhat of a question mark leading into the 2016 campaign. He had a 2.88 ERA in 147 innings with the Orioles between 2013-2014.
Feb 18 - 2:50 PM

Indians signed RHP Tommy Hunter to a one-year, $2 million contract.

Hunter's ERA was up last season at 4.18, but he had a sub-3.00 mark each of the previous two campaigns after a full-time move to the bullpen. The 29-year-old is recovering from core muscle surgery but should be ready to go by the time Opening Day rolls around.
Feb 12 - 5:31 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are having "advanced" talks with free agent reliever Tommy Hunter.

Topkin adds that a deal doesn't appear close and that Hunter is talking with other teams. The 29-year-old posted a 4.18 ERA over 58 appearances last season between the Orioles and Cubs and is coming off core muscle surgery, but he's arguably the best free agent reliever left on the board.
Feb 11 - 5:58 PM

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1B1Chris Davis
2Steve Pearce
3Trey Mancini
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2Michael Bourn
3Drew Stubbs
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Kevin Gausman
4Dylan Bundy
5Wade Miley
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Vance Worley
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Brian Duensing
8Tommy Hunter
9Donnie Hart
10Oliver Drake
11Jayson Aquino
12Tyler Wilson
13Mike Wright