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Tommy Hottovy | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/9/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Cubs released LHP Tommy Hottovy.
Hottovy hasn't appeared in a big league game since the 2012 season and was an early cut this spring in Cubs camp. The left-hander will try to find a new organization. May 5 - 9:57 AM

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Cubs reassigned LHP Tommy Hottovy to minor league camp.

Hottovy made three scoreless appearances this spring in the Cactus League, but it wasn't enough to earn him an Opening Day bullpen spot. He will presumably open the 2014 regular season with Triple-A Iowa.
Mar 20 - 3:51 PM

Cubs signed LHP Tommy Hottovy to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training. The 32-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, posting a 4.19 ERA and 42/17 K/BB ratio in 43 innings between the Blue Jays' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates this past season. He'll try to win a bullpen job with the Cubs next spring.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 08:42:00 PM

Tommy Hottovy has elected free agency.

The 32-year-old southpaw spent the entirety of the 2013 season in the minor leagues, registering a 4.19 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 42/17 K/BB ratio over 43 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. He'll look for a new organization to continue his pitching career in 2014.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 06:57:00 PM

Blue Jays sent LHP Tommy Hottovy outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

Hottovy was designated for assignment last week, but cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The 31-year-old left-hander has a 4.05 ERA in 17 career major league relief appearances.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:28:00 PM

Blue Jays designated LHP Tommy Hottovy for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Henry Blanco on the 40 man-roster. It's been an eventful offseason for Hottovy, who was traded from the Royals to the Rangers in November and claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays just one day ago. Now he could be on the move again.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 06:15:00 PM

Blue Jays claimed LHP Tommy Hottovy off waivers from the Rangers.

Hottovy was designated for assignment earlier this week so that the Rangers could clear a roster spot for Lance Berkman. The left-handed reliever has posted a 4.05 ERA in 17 career major league relief appearances.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 02:35:00 PM

Rangers designated LHP Tommy Hottovy for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Lance Berkman. Hottovy, who has posted a 4.05 ERA over 17 big league appearances the last two seasons, has a good chance of clearing waivers.
Mon, Jan 7, 2013 07:40:00 PM

Rangers acquired LHP Tommy Hottovy from the Royals for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Hottovy was designated for assignment by Kansas City last week after allowing 11 hits and five walks in 9 1/3 innings this past summer with the big league club. He'll act as organizational relief depth for the Rangers.
Thu, Nov 8, 2012 03:05:00 PM

Royals designated LHP Tommy Hottovy for assignment.

Hottovy has posted a 4.05 ERA over 17 big league appearances the last two seasons. He's been good at Triple-A over that time and throws left-handed, so he won't have trouble catching on somewhere.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 02:48:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Tommy Hottovy from Triple-A Omaha.

Hottovy holds a 4.05 ERA in six appearances for Kansas City this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
Sun, Sep 16, 2012 11:00:00 AM

Royals optioned LHP Tommy Hottovy to Triple-A Omaha.

Hottovy served as Kansas City's 26th man during Saturday's day-night doubleheader against the Twins.
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 11:03:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Tommy Hottovy from Triple-A Omaha.

He'll serve as the 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader. Hottovy has appeared in five games with the Royals this year and will be used in in middle relief.
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 01:34:00 PM

The Royals plan to promote left-hander Tommy Hottovy to serve as the 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.

Hottovy has appeared in five games with the Royals this year and holds a 1.63 ERA and 38/6 K/BB ratio over 27 2/3 innings with Triple-A Omaha. He'll pitch out of the bullpen.
Fri, Jun 29, 2012 05:23:00 PM

Royals optioned LHP Tommy Hottovy to Triple-A Omaha.

He didn't make an appearance in his most recent stint with the big club. Hottovy returns to a 1.19 ERA with 32 strikeouts over 22 2/3 innings at Omaha.
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 02:36:00 PM

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