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Brad Hand | Relief Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 219
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that Brad Hand and Tom Koehler have been mentioned in possible trade talks.
Koehler was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday, so there's a chance that something could be brewing. Both hurlers could be attractive trade targets due to their versatility to start or work multiple innings out of the bullpen. Jun 20 - 3:03 PM

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Brad Hand was demolished by the Blue Jays' offense in Monday's loss, surrendering six runs in two-thirds of an inning.

One might say that things got out of hand quickly. The Jays banged out six hits and a walk to plate six runs, chasing Hand from the game after recording only two outs in the start. Hand was recently moved into the rotation as the Marlins have suffered from numerous injuries in the starting rotation. As Monday's start shows, he's of little fantasy value. The lefty will face the Rockies at home in his next start.
Jun 8 - 10:04 PM

Brad Hand held the Cubs to two runs over six innings Tuesday to earn his first win of the season.

Hand allowed six hits and two walks over his six innings. The southpaw struck out two. He was pressed into starting duty recently after the Marlins lost both Henderson Alvarez and Mat Latos to injury, and Hand has been good through two starts, allowing two runs over 11 innings of work. He lowered his ERA to 4.24 with the win. Hand will have a tough interleague test Monday when the Marlins travel to take on the Blue Jays.
Jun 2 - 9:46 PM

Brad Hand blanked the Pirates over five innings of work but took a no-decision as the Marlins lost on Wednesday.

Hand allowed only four hits, issued no walks, and struck out two in the effort. Only one of the hits went for extra bases. The lefty was moved from the bullpen to make a spot start as the Marlins are dealing with a rash of injuries in their starting rotation. Hand has a 4.50 ERA with a 1.25 WHIP and a 20/6 K/BB ratio in 28 innings. If the Marlins call on him to start again, he would do so at home against the Cubs.
May 27 - 3:23 PM

Brad Hand will start Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

The Marlins are scrambling for starters with Jarred Cosart (vertigo), Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) and Mat Latos (knee) on the disabled list. Jose Urena started Tuesday and now Hand will be pulled out of the bullpen to take the ball Wednesday. Hand last pitched two-thirds of an inning on Sunday and hasn't gone more than 2 2/3 frames this month. Obviously he won't be long for Wednesday's contest.
May 26 - 10:09 PM

MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins "are leaning towards retaining" Brad Hand.

It was reported last week that the Marlins were discussing a deal with the Rangers involving Hand. This could be a ploy to get Texas to up their offer, or perhaps Miami has indeed decided they're better off keeping Hand around as depth. Frisaro says that the club had already been hesitant to move Hand even before MLB's investigation into Jarred Cosart's link to gambling.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mar 27 - 9:55 AM

The Rangers and Marlins are discussing a trade for left-hander Brad Hand, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.

Hand could help the pitching-needy Rangers, as he is capable of both starting and relieving. The southpaw likely won't have a rotation spot in Miami, freeing him up for a trade. Hand, 25, is out of options and would need to clear waivers if the Marlins don't keep him on their 25-man roster.
Source: Miami Herald
Mar 21 - 6:40 PM

Despite walking three batters, Brad Hand pitched four scoreless innings Tuesday against the Mets.

The Marlins' rotation is set and David Phelps is also available as a fallback, so Hand, who is out of options, would seem to be trade bait if anyone wants him. He had a 4.38 ERA in 16 starts and 16 relief appearances for the Marlins last year. So far this spring, he has a 2.25 ERA and a 4/6 K/BB ratio in eight innings.
Mar 17 - 4:06 PM

Brad Hand will prepare as a starting pitcher during spring training.

Hand made 16 starts for the Marlins last season, but a busy offseason leaves him on the outside looking in as spring starts. Hand, 24, will likely only crack the rotation if a starter suffers an injury in the coming weeks. The southpaw had a 4.38 ERA in 111 innings this past season.
Feb 21 - 4:35 PM

Brad Hand held the Phillies to one run over seven innings, but took a no-decision on Wednesday as the Marlins suffered a late loss.

The anemic Phillies offense couldn't do much against the lefty, scoring just the one run despite having two hit batsmen, three walks, and six hits. Hand only struck out two. Hand ends his 2014 season with a 3-8 record, a 4.38 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 67/39 K/BB ratio in 111 innings.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 10:11:00 PM

Brad Hand suffered his eighth loss of the season after allowing six runs (five earned) over five innings on Thursday against the Nationals.

Hand was around the zone a lot, throwing 55 of 76 pitches for strikes, but the Nationals were able to take advantage of it. The lefty allowed eight hits, struck out four, and didn't issue a walk. Hand will take a 4.59 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 65/36 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start at home against the Phillies.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 10:16:00 PM

Brad Hand fired six scoreless innings Sunday in the Marlins' 4-0 blanking of the Braves.

Atlanta's lineup looked disinterested on getaway day, collecting just five total hits -- and zero runs -- against Hand and the Miami bullpen. Hand struck out three batters and issued no walks. He's now 3-6 with a 4.45 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 57/36 K/BB ratio in 93 innings.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 04:00:00 PM

Brad Hand lasted just 4 1/3 innings Sunday, allowing four runs in a loss to the Rockies.

The Rockies got to Hand early, as Nolan Arenado and Mike McKenry hit home runs in the first inning to put him in the hole. Hand later walked in a run, one of three walks he issued in the game, ending his night. The loss dropped him to 2-6 with a 4.71 ERA on the season.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 08:21:00 PM

Brad Hand surrendered three runs over seven innings in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Hand held the Diamondbacks off the board after allowing a solo homer to Cliff Pennington and a two-run blast to Aaron Hill in the first inning, but it was enough to put him on the losing side. He fanned three and walked two. The southpaw has dropped three straight decisions and owns a mediocre 4.58 ERA and 47/32 K/BB ratio over 78 2/3 innings this season. He could be headed back to the bullpen with Henderson Alvarez poised to rejoin the starting rotation.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:37:00 PM

Brad Hand was touched up for seven runs over just 4 2/3 frames in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

He gave up five hits -- including a pair of homers -- while walking three and striking out two. Hand had pitched really well over his last four outings before today's hiccup, but he still might be vulnerable with Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) returning from the disabled list. As it stands right now, he's slated to face the D'Backs next weekend.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Dan Haren
4David Phelps
5Tom Koehler
6Jose Urena
7Brad Hand
8Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Sam Dyson
5Carter Capps
6Jarred Cosart
7Steve Cishek
8Aaron Crow