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Hunter Strickland | Relief Pitcher | #60

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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Giants and RHP Hunter Strickland avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.55 million contract.
Strickland was eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter as a Super 2 qualifier. Jan 12 - 4:57 PM

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Giants are willing to trade Hunter Strickland, but he has suppressed value with the glut of relievers on the market.

In other words, it doesn't sound like they're likely to get an offer they like enough to motivate them to move the hard-throwing reliever. Strickland holds a 2.38 ERA and 38/20 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings this season and is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 11:46:00 AM

Chris Haft of reports that the Rays have expressed interest in acquiring Hunter Strickland from the Giants

Haft notes that the Rays had representatives on hand at Petco Park over the weekend to scout out the right-hander. Strickland has pitched well this season, registering a 1.91 ERA, but that masks a worrisome 1.46 WHIP. He's under team control for four additional seasons, so makes for a very attractive commodity for teams in the market for bullpen help like the Rays.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 07:09:00 PM

Major League Baseball has upheld Hunter Strickland's six-game suspension.

It's a wonder how that decision took so long. Strickland was handed the six-game suspension back in late May for intentionally throwing at Bryce Harper and it took two weeks for his appeal to be heard. It then took another six days for MLB to review the case. Strickland, who had remained active all that time, will begin serving the suspension Monday night.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 03:39:00 PM

Hunter Strickland had his suspension appeal hearing Tuesday.

Strickland said he thought the two-hour hearing went well and was told a ruling would be announced "as soon as possible." Major League Baseball issued Strickland a six-game suspension back on May 30 for intentionally throwing at Bryce Harper, but he appealed and has remained active for the last two weeks.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 07:08:00 PM

Hunter Strickland's appeal of his six-game suspension won't be heard until June 13.

Bryce Harper has already gotten his suspension reduced from four to three games for the same incident, so it's unclear why Strickland's appeal will take longer. The reliever can continue pitching for the Giants until then.
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 05:38:00 PM

Hunter Strickland has been suspended six games for throwing at Bryce Harper on Monday.

Strickland threw a fastball at Harper's right leg in the eighth inning, setting off a benches-clearing brawl on Memorial Day at AT&T Park. The big reliever then had to be dragged off the field by his teammates. Major League Baseball obviously determined that Strickland's plunking of Harper was fully intentional. Strickland and Harper are both appealing and they'll be active until those appeals are heard.
Tue, May 30, 2017 06:19:00 PM

Giants activated RHP Hunter Strickland from the paternity leave list.

Strickland has been away from the club since Friday, but now he'll return to his set-up role. Steven Okert will head back down to the minors.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 12:32:00 PM

Giants placed RHP Hunter Strickland on the paternity leave list.

Strickland will be away from the club for a few days following the birth of his child. Steven Okert will replace him in the bullpen.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 01:33:00 PM

Hunter Strickland took his fifth blown save after entering a 1-0 game and giving up two hits in the ninth Monday against the Dodgers.

Strickland will get the blame, but this was a team effort for the Giants and it starts with overmanager Bruce Bochy. Even though Derek Law didn't have his best stuff when he finished the eighth, he opened the ninth. He gave up a single and was pulled. Javier Lopez then allowed a single and was pulled. That led to Strickland coming on with no outs, the tying run at third, the winning run at first and the Dodgers' second- and third-best hitters coming up. Strickland was put in a position to fail by his overmanager, and that's what he did. Who gets the Giants' next save chance is anyone's guess. We'd try Law, but he looked fatigued tonight.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 01:36:00 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he plans to continue giving save chances to Hunter Strickland.

Strickland was charged with four runs on three hits in the ninth inning Tuesday as the Giants lost a rough one to the Padres, but he had been pitching well leading into that performance. Bochy added Wednesday that he still plans to play the matchups if the situation calls for it, so there's nothing completely set in stone at the moment in the Giants' bullpen.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 02:50:00 PM

Hunter Strickland couldn't secure the save in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Padres, yielding four runs on three hits in 2/3 of an inning.

Technically, it was Steven Okert who was saddled with the blown save, but this one is all on Strickland. He led off the inning allowing a single to Derek Norris, followed by a strikeout of Alexi Amarista. Matters would devolve after that, as Strickland proceeded to allow soft hits to Jon Jay and Luis Sardinas to load the bases. He then walked Wil Myers to force in a run. A Yangervis Solarte RBI ground out would spell the end of his evening, at which point Okert entered the contest and promptly surrendered a three-run home run to Ryan Schimpf to officially erase what had been a 4-1 advantage. Strickland and Okert should both see save chances down the stretch, but this was not one of the pair's better collective showings.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 01:53:00 AM

Hunter Strickland was called upon to get the final four outs on Sunday, protecting a two-run lead against the Diamondbacks to earn his third save of the season.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he would mix and match in the ninth inning after Santiago Casilla was relieved of his ninth-inning duties, but when push came to shove on Sunday, it was Strickland who was called upon. He could be worth a look as a speculative add where saves are needed over the final three weeks.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 07:38:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 01:12:00 AM

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

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