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Tommy Hunter | Relief Pitcher | #49

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
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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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

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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

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.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 02:52:00 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.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 12:09:00 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.
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 03:47:00 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.
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 12:47:00 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.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 10:32:00 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.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 03:07:00 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.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 04:45:00 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.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 02:50:00 PM

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3Luke Maile
4Michael McKenry
5Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Nick Franklin
3Casey Gillaspie
2B1Brad Miller
2Ryan Brett
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Willy Adames
4Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
RF1Steven Souza
2Jason Coats
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Jose De Leon
7Chase Whitley
8Hunter Wood
9Austin Pruitt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Danny Farquhar
4Xavier Cedeno
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Shawn Tolleson
7Ryan Garton
8Kevin Gadea
9Tommy Hunter
10Ryne Stanek
11Jose Alvarado
12Cory Rasmus
13Diego Moreno
14Dana Eveland