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Brad Hand | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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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Padres signed LHP Brad Hand to a three-year, $19.75 million contract extension.
The deal includes a $10 million option for 2021 with a $1 million buyout. The extension will cover his final two years of arbitration and buy out at least one year of free agency as well. The 27-year-old was terrific last season and should be the team's closer in 2018. Jan 13 - 8:35 PM

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Padres and Brad Hand have reached an agreement on a three-year contract extension in the $18-$20 million range.

The deal also includes an option for a fourth season. The contract buys out Hand's final two years of arbitration and covers at least his first free agent season. The 27-year-old was a force out of the Padres' bullpen in 2017, posting a 2.16 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 104/20 K/BB ratio across 79 1/3 innings. He assumed the closer's role mid-season after Brandon Maurer was dealt and accrued 21 saves. He'll open the 2018 campaign locked into the ninth-inning role and should be a reliable source of fantasy value.
Jan 13 - 10:55 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Padres are getting calls on reliever Brad Hand.

Cafardo was told by one American League general manager that the Padres are asking for "an enormous return." And rightfully so. Hand owns a sterling 2.56 ERA in 154 appearances over the past two seasons. The southpaw is arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 03:22:00 PM

Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis reports that the Twins have shown interest in relievers Brad Hand and Alex Colome.

Minnesota was previously reported to have contacted the Reds in regards to the availability of Raisel Iglesias. The Twins clearly want to upgrade their bullpen and all three of these possibilities would be major improvements over their current closer situation. A trade for Hand might be the most logical, as the Padres are still clearly in rebuilding mode and the right-hander is coming off a career year where he registered a 2.16 ERA and struck out 104 batters in just under 80 innings. Hand is arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter.
Source: 1500 ESPN
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 04:09:00 PM

Brad Hand turned in a spotless ninth inning to earn a save against the Giants on Saturday.

After getting the first two batters out with weak contact, Hand struck out Joe Panik looking to end the ballgame. He's been lights-out all year and now owns a 2.16 ERA with 21 saves and 104 strikeouts in 79 1/3 innings.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 08:01:00 PM

Brad Hand locked down the ninth inning on Thursday, protecting a three-run lead against the Rockies to earn his 20th save of the season.

The dominant southpaw fanned Trevor Story, Ian Desmond and Carlos Gonzalez in succession in his extremely impressive outing. He now owns a terrific 2.24 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 100/20 K/BB ratio across 76 1/3 innings on the season.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 12:59:00 AM

Brad Hand earned his 19th save of the year Monday night against the Diamondbacks.

Hand gave up a single and hit Christian Walker with a pitch to put two runners on in the top of the ninth inning, but the 27-year-old left-hander was ultimately able to get the job done. He owns a sharp 2.27 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 97/20 K/BB ratio in 75 1/3 total innings this season out of the San Diego bullpen.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 01:28:00 AM

Brad Hand picked up his 18th save of the season on Sunday, working a perfect ninth inning to protect a one-run lead against the Rockies.

Hand struck out one in his perfect inning of work. He has been terrific this season, compiling a 2.30 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 96/20 K/BB ratio across 74 1/3 innings. Since he has excelled in the closer's role, he's likely to remain in that role entering the 2018 season.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 08:49:00 PM

Brad Hand worked around a hit and walk allowed in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday in Arizona, nailing down his 17th save of the season.

It didn't look like Hand would be needed, as the Padres entered the top of the ninth inning down 7-2. However, the offense erupted for six runs to set up the save situation, much to the delight of fantasy owners everywhere. Unless, of course, you're a fantasy owner of Fernando Rodney.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 03:11:00 AM

Brad Hand let the Dodgers score two runs to blow a save in the ninth inning but snagged a win when the Padres walked it off in the bottom of the frame on Saturday.

He gave up a double to start the ninth inning, then served up a two-run bomb to pinch-hitter Justin Turner that tied the game. It was a rare bad outing for Hand who has been one of the best relievers in baseball all year. He now has a 2.35 ERA with 14 saves and 91 strikeouts in 69 innings.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 07:47:00 PM

Brad Hand slammed the door on the Giants in the ninth inning on Tuesday, protecting a three-run advantage to earn his 13th save of the season.

The Padres unexpectedly held onto the 27-year-old southpaw at the trade deadline and he has since slid seamlessly into the ninth inning role. He owns an outstanding 2.16 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 88/19 K/BB ratio across 66 2/3 innings on the season.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 01:28:00 AM

Brad Hand recorded his 10th save Monday with a scoreless ninth against the Phillies.

Hand gave up a single and hit a batter, though the hit batter probably should have been called a strike, since Rhys Hoskins definitely appeared to go around with his swing as the slider was on its way to hitting him in his back foot. Hand is 8-for-9 in save chances since Brandon Maurer was traded.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 02:22:00 AM

Brad Hand struck out three batters over 1 1/3 perfect innings to nail down his ninth save of the season on Friday in Los Angeles.

Manager Andy Green went right back to the All-Star after Hand was slapped around for three earned runs and a pair of homers in a blown save on Thursday in Cincinnati. Despite the rough outing on Thursday, Hand is definitely not skating on thin ice. He'll continue to handle the ninth-inning duties.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 03:53:00 AM

Brad Hand was charged with a blown save after giving up three runs and two homers in the seventh inning Thursday against the Reds.

Hand has been used as a true closer since the Brandon Maurer trade -- his last eight appearances had all come in the ninth or 10th innings -- but manager Andy Green got aggressive today when it looked like the game might get away from the Padres in the seventh and it simply didn't work; Hand gave up his first homer since June 10 (a grand slam to Scooter Gennett) and then immediately allowed a second afterwards. It was actually the first time Hand has been scored upon since he gave up that last homer two months ago. He can still be counted on as the closer in San Diego.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 04:19:00 PM

Brad Hand notched his eighth save with a scoreless ninth inning against the Pirates on Saturday.

He got the job done in drama-free fashion by retiring the side in order with one strikeout. Hand took over the Padres' closer role when Brandon Maurer was traded to the Royals at the deadline. Many people thought Hand should have had the job all along. He has a 1.93 ERA with 73 strikeouts and 14 walks in 56 innings.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 11:56:00 PM

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