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Tommy Hunter | Relief Pitcher | #49

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2007 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Rays activated RHP Tommy Hunter from the 10-day disabled list.
Hunter will be available out of the Rays' bullpen for Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Angels after missing a full month with a right calf strain. The right-hander had a 1.08 ERA over his first 10 relief appearances this season for Tampa Bay. May 25 - 9:48 AM

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Tommy Hunter (calf) allowed two runs on three hits in a one-inning rehab appearance Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

Not the greatest results, but Hunter reported feeling fine and if he pitches a little better in his next rehab outing the Rays could go ahead and activate him. The right-hander had a 1.08 ERA in 10 relief appearances for Tampa Bay before straining his right calf in late April while rushing to cover first base.
May 23 - 7:14 PM

Tommy Hunter (calf) is slated to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

Hunter should only need a couple of appearances before rejoining the Rays. The veteran reliever has been sidelined for a month due to a right calf strain. He had a 1.08 ERA over 10 appearances prior to the injury.
May 23 - 10:28 AM

Tommy Hunter (calf) has been cleared to begin throwing off a mound.

He will accompany the Rays on their upcoming road trip and throw bullpen sessions in front of the club's coaching staff. Hunter has been on the disabled list since straining his right calf while rushing to cover first base on April 22. The right-hander should be ready to return before the end of May.
May 11 - 10:53 AM

Rays placed RHP Tommy Hunter on the 10-day disabled list with a right calf strain.

Hunter suffered the injury while covering first base on Saturday. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined.
Apr 23 - 10:19 AM

Tommy Hunter left Saturday's game agains the Astros with right calf tightness.

He pitched to two batters in the sixth inning before exiting. Hunter was limping in the clubhouse but refused crutches. Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 22 - 10:19 PM

Rays purchased the contract of RHP Tommy Hunter from Triple-A Durham.

Hunter won a spot in the Opening Day bullpen with a 2.70 ERA over nine spring appearances. He'll work the middle innings.
Apr 2 - 8:40 AM

Tommy Hunter was informed by Rays manager Kevin Cash that he has made the Opening Day roster.

Hunter, a non-roster invitee, won a bullpen spot on the strength of a 1.13 ERA over seven appearances this spring. The 30-year-old will provide an experienced arm in the Rays' bullpen.
Mar 28 - 8:44 AM

Rays signed RHP Tommy Hunter to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

MASN's Roch Kubatko reported last week that Hunter was still seeking a guaranteed major league deal, but he never did find one. The 30-year-old right-hander will report to Rays camp with designs on pitching his way into a bullpen spot. He posted a cool 3.18 ERA and 23/8 K/BB ratio in 34 innings last season between the Orioles and Indians while fighting through back troubles.
Feb 16 - 10:22 AM

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, free agent reliever Tommy Hunter is still seeking a major league deal.

Hunter finished 2016 with the Orioles after being released by the Indians, but Baltimore is only interested on bringing him back on a minor league deal at this time. The 30-year-old put up a 3.18 ERA and 23/8 K/BB ratio over 34 innings between the Orioles and Indians last season.
Source: MASN Sports
Feb 7 - 9:06 AM

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.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 11:12:00 AM

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.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 03:55:00 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.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 09:24:00 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.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 04:38:00 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.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016 11:51:00 AM

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C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
3Curt Casali
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Brad Miller
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
3Mallex Smith
RF1Steven Souza
2Cesar Puello
DH1Lucas Duda
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Jacob Faria
5Blake Snell
6Austin Pruitt
7Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Dan Jennings
4Xavier Cedeno
5Tommy Hunter
6Steve Cishek
7Kevin Gadea
8Sergio Romo
9Matt Andriese
10Shawn Tolleson
11Jose Alvarado
12Ryne Stanek
13Chaz Roe
14Chih-Wei Hu