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Brad Hand | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 228
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (0) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that "a few teams have already started to call" the Padres about Brad Hand.
Hand has been dynamite since making a full-time move to the bullpen, putting up a 2.65 ERA with 129 strikeouts over 105 1/3 innings since the beginning of last season with the Padres. He's under team control through 2019 but would seem to have a pretty decent chance to be traded by midseason. May 5 - 11:40 AM

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Padres and LHP Brad Hand avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.375 million contract.

A waiver claim last April, Hand put up a 2.92 ERA and 111/36 K/BB ratio over 89 1/3 innings in 2016, leading all of baseball with 82 appearances. He'll help set up in 2017.
Jan 13 - 4:04 PM

Padres claimed LHP Brad Hand off waivers from the Marlins.

Hand had been designated for assignment. He hasn't officially been added to the roster yet but should allow the club to return Robbie Erlin to Triple-A El Paso.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 04:26:00 PM

Marlins designated LHP Brad Hand for assignment.

The club decided to carry Chris Narveson in the bullpen instead. Hand had a bad spring, but there's a chance some team picks him up on waivers.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 10:42:00 AM

Brad Hand gave up four runs in his inning of relief against the Twins on Thursday.

Hand has allowed runs in just two of his six appearances this spring, but unfortunately, he's given up 10 runs in those outings, leaving him with a 10.38 ERA. There's no room for him in the Marlins rotation, so he's trying to make the team as a reliever once again. He's out of options, but the bad spring would help his chances of clearing waivers.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 04:35:00 PM

Brad Hand will start for the Marlins on Saturday against the Nationals.

Justin Nicolino had been scheduled to pitch on Saturday, but will instead toe the slab for Sunday's series finale. Hand owns a 5.32 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 59/24 K/BB ratio and makes for an unappealing streaming option in all formats.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 01:22:00 PM

Brad Hand lost to the Nationals on Sunday, giving up three runs over 3 1/3 innings.

Hand walked in a run in the third inning, then allowed three of the first four batters he faced to reach base in the fourth, leading to two more runs. Overall, he allowed five hits, walked four, and struck out one in a subpar outing. The lefty now has an ugly 5.32 ERA with a 1.45 WHIP and a 59/24 K/BB ratio over 86 1/3 innings. Hand will get the Nationals again over the weekend, but he won't have home field advantage.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 04:17:00 PM

Brad Hand was destroyed by the Mets in Saturday's 7-0 loss, allowing seven runs on six hits in just 1 2/3 innings

Three of the six hits that Hand surrendered left the park, as Travis d'Arnaud cracked a three-run bomb in the first, which Wilmer Flores immediately followed up with a solo shot. Juan Lagares would add a two-run homer in the second before Hand was mercifully relieved of duty. The horrific showing bumped the 25-year-old southpaw's ERA from 4.54 to 5.20. He's set to face the Nationals at home in his next scheduled start.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 09:52:00 PM

Brad Hand couldn't hold a 3-0 lead in Sunday's loss to the Nationals, surrendering five runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Hand struck out five and walked two on the afternoon. The ghost of Jayson Werth accounted for three of the five runs on his line, as the outfielder took him deep for a two-run homer in the third and notched an RBI double in the fifth. The 25-year-old southpaw will carry a 4.54 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into a home showdown with the Mets next time he toes the rubber.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 04:48:00 PM

Brad Hand allowed two runs over eight innings in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

Hand allowed seven hits and a lone run through eight innings and was given the opportunity to finish what he started, but two singles to lead off the ninth ended his night. The left-hander struck out five without walking a batter in the effort. With the win, Hand improved to 4-3 with a 4.23 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the year. Another tough test awaits Hand when the Marlins visit the Nationals on Sunday.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 10:14:00 PM

Brad Hand allowed one run and four hits over six innings in beating the Phillies on Thursday.

Hand was given four runs in the first and four more in the second tonight, allowing him to cruise to an easy victory. Well, it should have been easy anyway... the bullpen gave up six runs after taking over to put it into doubt. Hand remains a weak bet in NL-only leagues.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 11:46:00 PM

Brad Hand was hammered for six earned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Randal Grichuk opened the flood gates in the bottom of the first inning with a solo blast to deep left field. St. Louis scored another two runs in the bottom of the second and then Mark Reynolds launched a three-run shot in the sixth. Hand walked none and struck out five, but he coughed up 11 hits. The 25-year-old left-hander will carry a 4.74 ERA into his next start at home against the Phillies.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 09:45:00 PM

Brad Hand fired seven innings of one-run ball on Sunday, scattering just two hits in a victory over the Braves.

Hand punched out three and walked two in the impressive outing. The only blemish on his day was a solo homer off the bat of Jonny Gomes in the seventh inning. Hand also contributed with the stick, plating the Marlins first run with a safety squeeze in the second inning, and driving home another with a fielder's choice in the sixth. He'll carry a 4.29 ERA and 1.27 WHIP into Sunday's matchup against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 08:27:00 PM

Brad Hand threw four scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Tuesday.

Hand, making his first start since June 8, scattered five hits and a walk over his four innings. He left with a lead, despite not being eligible for the win, but the Mets eventually came back against the Marlins bullpen. Hand owns a 4.71 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the year. His next turn in the rotation will come Sunday at the Braves.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 10:38:00 PM

Brad Hand will start on Tuesday versus the Mets.

Hand has worked mostly in long relief this season, but he'll get a chance to start following the trade of Dan Haren. The left-hander holds a 5.12 ERA over 45 2/3 innings this season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 01:40:00 PM

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C1Austin Hedges
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1B1Wil Myers
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Cory Spangenberg
SS1Erick Aybar
2Luis Sardinas
3Allen Cordoba
4Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Yangervis Solarte
LF1Travis Jankowski
2Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
RF1Hunter Renfroe
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S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jered Weaver
3Trevor Cahill
4Clayton Richard
5Luis Perdomo
6Christian Friedrich
7Robbie Erlin
8Colin Rea
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
3Brad Hand
4Ryan Buchter
5Miguel Diaz
6Craig Stammen
7Buddy Baumann
8Jarred Cosart
9Jose Torres
10Kirby Yates
11Kevin Quackenbush
12Jose Valdez