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Hunter Strickland | Relief Pitcher | #60

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 18 (0) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Hunter Strickland got a one-pitch save against the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Strickland earned his first career save in his seventh big-league appearance in 2014, but he had gone 84 without one before notching the save tonight. Santiago Casilla will remain the Giants' closer for now, but he doesn't have a whole lot of margin for error at this point, making Strickland a decent pickup in mixed leagues. Jun 9 - 1:12 AM

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Hunter Strickland pitched two perfect innings Saturday to pick up a win in relief against the Rangers.

Incredibly enough, Strickland still hasn't given up a homer in 35 career regular-season innings. He gave up a whopping six in 8 1/3 innings in the postseason last year. He's back looking like a future closer now, and he might pick up the odd save down the stretch if Santiago Casilla battles more physical problems.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 02:25:00 AM

Giants recalled RHP Hunter Strickland from Triple-A Sacramento.

Strickland had technically been sent back down after Saturday's doubleheader, but he's now back to take Casey McGehee's spot on the roster. The hard thrower will serve a middle relief role.
Sun, May 24, 2015 02:24:00 PM

Giants optioned RHP Hunter Strickland to Triple-A Sacramento.

Strickland's fastball can hit 100 mph, but the Giants' bullpen is deep and he has some command issues to iron out. He'll wind up spending ample time in the majors in 2015.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 01:06:00 PM

Hunter Strickland allowed a run in an inning of work as the Giants defeated the Cubs 8-6 Thursday in Cactus League play.

Strickland's spring has started poorly, as he allowed three runs in an inning on Tuesday. This time, he allowed just one run -- a lead-off home run to Billy McKinney. The right-hander has a blazing fastball but as his 2014 post-season performance illustrated, he runs into problems at times with a propensity to allow home runs.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 06:30:00 PM

Giants recalled RHP Hunter Strickland from Double-A

Strickland made his major league debut Monday against the Rockies. Strickland posted a dominant 2.02 ERA and 48/4 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 innings this season in Double-A and figures to pitch in middle relief this month.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 05:40:00 AM

Hunter Strickland (elbow) is playing in games at extended spring training in Arizona, according to San Jose Mercury News' Alex Pavlovic.

Strickland continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery last May. The 25-year-old is viewed as a future closer candidate by some within the Giants organization, according to Pavlovic.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 09:16:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of RHP Hunter Strickland from High-A San Jose.

The 25-year-old showed why the Giants are eager to keep him with a strong performance at San Jose, posting a 23/5 K/BB ratio while allowing just two earned runs over his 21 innings. Adding him to the 40-man roster guarantees he won't be taken in December's Rule 5 Draft.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 10:39:00 PM

Giants re-signed RHP Hunter Strickland to a minor league contract.

Strickland underwent Tommy John surgery in May and will continue to recover under the Giants' watch. The 24-year-old righty had a 0.86 ERA and 23/5 K/BB ratio in 21 innings at High-A San Jose before injuring his elbow.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 03:43:00 PM

Giants released RHP Hunter Strickland.

Strickland was designated for assignment by the Giants earlier this week despite his cool 0.86 ERA and 23/5 K/BB ratio in 21 innings at High-A San Jose. The 24-year-old should find a new organization rather quickly.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 09:04:00 AM

Giants designated RHP Hunter Strickland for assignment.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for Yusmeiro Petit. Strickland, 24, holds a 0.86 ERA over 21 appearances at High-A this season. It's possible he'll draw some interest on waivers.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 06:38:00 PM

Giants claimed RHP Hunter Strickland off waivers from the Pirates; optioned him to High-A San Jose.

Strickland was designated for assignment by the Pirates last week. The 24-year-old had a 3.70 ERA and 58/23 K/BB ratio in 87 2/3 minor league innings last season and will serve as organizational depth for San Francisco.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 02:28:00 PM

Pirates designated RHP Hunter Strickland for assignment.

Strickland posted a 3.70 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 58/23 K/BB ratio in 87 2/3 minor league innings last season. The 24-year-old probably won't draw much interest on waivers.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 04:27:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Hunter Strickland from Double-A Altoona.

Strickland, 24, had a 3.70 ERA and 58/23 K/BB ratio over 87 2/3 innings this season between High-A and Double-A. He was converted to the bullpen around midseason and has good stuff, so the Pirates aren't ready to give up on him yet.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 04:59:00 PM

Pirates acquired RHP Hunter Strickland and SS Argenis Diaz from the Red Sox for first baseman Adam LaRoche and cash.

Strickland has posted a 3.35 ERA and 51/13 K/BB ratio in 83 1/3 innings for Single-A Greenville this season. The right-hander boats a low-90s fastball, but needs to develop his secondary pitches if he'd like to enjoy a major league career. He doesn't turn 21 until September, so time is on his side.
Wed, Jul 22, 2009 02:19:00 PM

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Relief Pitcher
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