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Johnny Hellweg | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida CC
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 16 (0) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Reds signed RHP Johnny Hellweg to a minor league contract.
The 28-year-old hasn't appeared in the big leagues since a 30 2/3 inning stint with the Brewers in 2016. He was clobbered in 24 1/3 minor league innings with the Padres in 2016 before he was cut loose and latched on with New Jersey in the Canadian-American Association. He's nothing more than organizational fodder at this point. Sat, Nov 26, 2016 09:23:00 AM

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Padres signed RHP Johnny Hellweg to a minor league contract.

Hellweg really struggled in his first year back from Tommy John surgery in 2015, posting a 6.06 ERA and 39/52 K/BB ratio over 61 innings in the minors. He was once a nice prospect, and San Diego is as nice a landing spot as any, but Hellweg obviously has things to work on before he has a shot to make an impact in the majors.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 04:59:00 PM

Brewers sent RHP Johnny Hellweg outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Hellweg posted a 6.06 ERA and 39/52 K/BB ratio over 61 innings in the minors this season in his first year back from Tommy John surgery. He has a big arm but has always had major control issues. A full-time move to the bullpen could be in order.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 06:08:00 PM

Johnny Hellweg (elbow) is expected to join High-A Brevard County next week.

Hellweg underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last April and then suffered a back injury last month during his rehab. But the 26-year-old right-hander is finally ready to pitch in live games and could become an option for the Brewers' rotation in the second half.
Sat, May 30, 2015 01:20:00 PM

Johnny Hellweg's (elbow) return to game action has been slowed by a strained back.

Hellweg had been expected to get into some spring training games as he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery, but the back ailment means he won't be assigned to a minor league affiliate until at least the end of April. The righty probably won't be a realistic option for the Brewers until around midseason.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 06:31:00 PM

Brewers optioned RHP Johnny Hellweg to Triple-A Colorado Springs; reassigned C Cameron Garfield, LHP Hobbs Johnson, and RHPs Brooks Hall and RHP Taylor Williams to minor league camp.

It's no surprise, as Hellweg is still in rehab mode from his Tommy John surgery last April. The 26-year-old right-hander is expected to be pitching in games by the end of spring training.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 11:55:00 AM

Johnny Hellweg (elbow) is making quick progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and is expected to be pitching in games by the end of spring training.

It has been less than ten months since he underwent the procedure, so he's making terrific strides in his recovery to date. He'll remain in extended spring training once the team breaks camp and will then begin his season at Class-A Brevard County.
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Johnny Hellweg underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday.

Hellweg was diagnosed last week with a torn ulnar collateral ligament and Dr. James Andrews performed his reconstructive elbow procedure on Tuesday afternoon. The right-hander will be sidelined through early 2015.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Brewers prospect right-hander Johnny Hellweg (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

Hellweg was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament last week and a second opinion confirmed the injury. In addition to missing the rest of this season, the 25-year-old will likely still be in rehab mode at the start of 2015. Acquired from the Angels in the Zack Greinke deal, Hellweg was ranked as the Brewers' No. 5 prospect by Baseball America this past winter.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Brewers pitching prospect Johnny Hellweg has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Hellweg is scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews, who will surely recommended Tommy John surgery for the big right-hander. One of the Brewers' top prospects, Hellweg had posted a 4.95 ERA over his first four starts at Triple-A Nashville. The 25-year-old would obviously miss all of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 if he goes under the knife.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Brewers right-handed pitching prospect Johnny Hellweg struggled with his command on Wednesday night, walking four, allowing five hits, and three runs in his start for Triple-A Nashville.

Hellweg is the Triple-A Pacific Coast League's reigning MVP, so his early-season struggles are surprising. He has a 4.35 ERA in 10 1/3 innings, allowing eight hits, walking six, and hitting one batter, while striking out nine. He will be the first pitcher called up by the Brewers in the event of an injury, but if he has more poor outings he may be permanently moved to the bullpen.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 10:57:00 AM

Brewers optioned RHP Johnny Hellweg to Triple-A Nashville.

Hellweg is closing in on a permanent spot in the big leagues, but his ascension won't be completed by Opening Day. He went 12-5 with a 3.15 ERA with the Sounds last season. Expect the 6-foot-9 right-hander to get another shot with the Brewers this summer. He went 1-4 with a 6.75 ERA over 30 2/3 frames with the Crew in 2013.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 12:36:00 PM

Johnny Hellweg reported to Brewers' camp at 245 pounds after finishing last season at 208 pounds.

Hellweg admits to wearing down late last season, so he worked hard at putting on some good weight over the winter in hopes of staying strong throughout 2014. "Just worked out hard, changed my diet, ate right," said Hellweg. "I cut out a lot of bad stuff in my diet. Mostly protein and carbs, no gluten. It helped. It was a lot of work, actually. In the end I was sick of eating so much this offseason. It's a grind." The big right-hander is ticketed for the Triple-A rotation to start this season.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 09:18:00 PM

Johnny Hellweg was lifted after allowing one run in four innings Thursday against the Mets.

Hellweg walked four, hit two and threw a wild pitch, but the Mets couldn't capitalize. Hellweg ends the year with an incredible 9/26 K/BB ratio in 30 2/3 innings for the Brewers. He'll return to Triple-A to begin next year.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 10:40:00 PM

Johnny Hellweg allowed two runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday.

Hellweg left with the lead, but the bullpen couldn't hold it. He gave up seven hits and five walks while striking out just one batter, so he was far from effective. The 24-year-old rookie has a brutal 7.43 ERA and 6/22 K/BB ratio over 26 2/3 innings in the majors this season and shouldn't be trusted in any fantasy league right now.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:18:00 AM

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