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Jeremy Hazelbaker | Outfielder | #41

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Ball State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (0) / BOS
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Rays acquired OF Jeremy Hazelbaker from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations.
Hazelbaker was designated for assignment by Arizona late last week. The 30-year-old is a .258/.327/.500 hitter over 285 plate appearances in the majors and makes for useful organizational depth. Apr 10 - 7:47 PM

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Diamondbacks designated OF Jeremy Hazelbaker for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Troy Scribner. Hazelbaker was very productive in his brief time with the big club last season, but he failed to make the Opening Day roster this year and the D'Backs obviously deemed him expendable.
Apr 6 - 3:10 PM

Diamondbacks optioned OF Jeremy Hazelbaker, 1B Christian Walker, and RHP Jimmie Sherfy to Triple-A Reno; reassigned RHP Neftali Feliz and C Anthony Recker to minor league camp.

Hazelbaker went 4-for-30 (.133) this spring and wasn't able to climb up the Diamondbacks' crowded outfield depth chart. There are no major surprises among this round of cuts from Diamondbacks camp. Sherfy had a shot at an Opening Day bullpen spot but did not impress enough.
Mar 20 - 12:30 PM

Jeremy Hazelbaker slugged a solo homer as the Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies 7-6 in 10 innings on Friday to begin the Cactus League schedule.

Hazelbaker proved useful in limited playing time with the Diamondbacks last season, batting .346/.443/.577 with six extra-base hits (including two homers) in 61 plate appearances. The outfield is very crowded at the moment, but the 30-year-old would be in better position if the Diamondbacks end up trading Yasmany Tomas this spring.
Feb 23 - 9:59 PM

Jeremy Hazelbaker went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI in a 14-2 route of Kansas City on Sunday.

Hazelbaker's homer was a solo shot off Jason Vargas in the fifth. In very limited time, Hazelbaker was impressive, posting a .443 on-base percentage and .577 slugging percentage. He's likely earned a bench role with some club -- possibly the Diamondbacks -- in 2018, and could be one of the first bats off the bench in the wild-card game against the Rockies.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 07:04:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled OF Jeremy Hazelbaker from Triple-A Rento.

Hazelbaker will give Arizona some extra outfield depth for the stretch run. The 30-year-old has posted an impressive .318/.412/.477 batting line in 51 plate appearances this season at the major league level.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 06:36:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned OF Jeremy Hazelbaker to Triple-A Reno.

The 29-year-old outfielder has performed well in his limited action with the big league club, slashing .318/.412/.477 with one homer, six RBI and a 16/7 K/BB ratio in 51 plate appearances. He'll surely get another opportunity with the D'Backs before long.
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 09:23:00 AM

Diamondbacks recalled OF Jeremy Hazelbaker from Triple-A Reno.

Hazelbaker will provide depth for the Diamondbacks' outfield while Yasmany Tomas recovers from a groin injury. Hazelbaker batted .308/.379/.538 in 21 games (29 plate appearances) earlier this season with Arizona.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 06:01:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned OF Jeremy Hazelbaker to Triple-A Reno.

It's a somewhat surprising demotion given how well Hazelbaker has hit the ball this year, but the Diamondbacks needed to clear a spot for Braden Shipley and they're full on outfielders at the moment. Hazelbaker should be back up soon. He leaves behind a shiny .308/.379/.538 batting line.
Thu, May 4, 2017 10:16:00 AM

Jeremy Hazelbaker delivered a pinch-hit, solo homer on Tuesday against the Nationals.

Hazelbaker took Joe Blanton over the boards in the ninth inning to give the Diamondbacks an insurance run. It was the outfielder's first longball of the season. He's been very productive in a part-time role with a .320/.393/.560 batting line.
Tue, May 2, 2017 11:16:00 PM

Jeremy Hazelbaker went 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, reaching in all four plate appearances, in a win over the Indians on Saturday.

Giving A.J. Pollock a breather, Hazelbaker did his best Pollock impression by getting on base at will. All three of his hits were singles. Hazelbaker made a bit of a name for himself early on last season but is nothing more than bench depth who can make the occasional spot start, as he did Saturday.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 12:38:00 AM

Jeremy Hazelbaker went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit RBI double in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

Hazelbaker pinch-hit for Taijuan Walker with one out in the sixth inning and the score knotted at 4-4. He proceeded to pick up an RBI double off Matt Moore to boost the Diamondbacks to a 5-4 advantage. They would score twice more in that frame, then twice more in each of the next two innings as they slowly pulled away from the opposition. Hazelbaker was claimed off waivers from the Cardinals in early November after slashing .235/.295/.480 with 12 homers and 28 RBI over the course of 200 at-bats during the 2016 season.
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 01:12:00 AM

Diamondbacks claimed OF Jeremy Hazelbaker off waivers from the Cardinals.

Hazelbaker got off to a great start this past season but really faded as the year went along, ultimately winding up with a .235/.295/.480 batting line and 12 homers. He should serve as an extra outfielder for the D'Backs in 2017.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 05:53:00 PM

Jeremy Hazelbaker led off the ninth inning with a solo home run to break up Kyle Hendricks' no-hitter in Monday's loss to the Cubs.

The Cardinals had drawn just two walks and didn't hit very many balls hard through eight innings, but Hazelbaker launched a Hendricks offering deep into the right field seats to spoil the no-no. It was St. Louis' lone hit on the night and Hazelbaker's first hit since August 23.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 10:52:00 PM

Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.

The homer, off Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson, was his 10th of the year and his second in three games. Hazelbaker started in left field on Saturday, and with Matt Holliday sidelined he could see more starts, especially since he can play all three outfield positions, going forward. The 29-year-old is hitting .249/.306/.497 in 86 games overall.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 11:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Jake Bauers
2B1Joey Wendle
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Willy Adames
2Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Matt Duffy
2Christian Arroyo
LF1Johnny Field
2Rob Refsnyder
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
RF1Carlos Gomez
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Blake Snell
3Jake Faria
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Jose De Leon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jose Alvarado
2Chaz Roe
3Sergio Romo
4Wilmer Font
5Matt Andriese
6Jonny Venters
7Ryan Yarbrough
8Austin Pruitt
9Ryne Stanek
10Vidal Nuno
11Diego Castillo