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Chris Heston | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: East Carolina
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 12 (0) / SF
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Mariners acquired RHP Chris Heston from the Giants for a player to be named later.
Seattle will hope Heston can bounce back from a dismal, injury-riddled 2016 that saw him register a 4.54 ERA at Triple-A Sacramento and a 10.80 ERA in the major leagues. He did perform well in 2015, delivering a 3.95 ERA in 177 2/3 innings for San Francisco while whiffing 141 batters. Heston will compete for a spot in the Mariners' rotation next spring. Wed, Dec 7, 2016 06:57:00 PM

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According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Mariners are discussing a trade for Giants starter Chris Heston.

Heston was a nice innings-eater for San Francisco in 2015, but he allowed six runs in just five innings at the major league level this past year while fighting through oblique issues. It'd be a buy-low type of situation for Seattle, though Heston has never been considered a great talent. He turns 29 years old next April.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 04:59:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Giants are shopping right-hander Chirs Heaton.

Heston posted a 3.95 ERA in 31 starts as a rookie in 2015, but he logged just fine innings in the majors in 2016 and was unable to make it back after suffering an oblique strain toward the end of June. He figures to draw some interest.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 12:56:00 PM

Giants activated RHP Chris Heston from the 60-day disabled list.

Heston landed on the disabled list in late June with an oblique strain and was unable to make it back to the majors before the end of the season. The 28-year-old made four relief appearances with the Giants this season and posted a 4.54 ERA over 14 starts and one relief appearance in Triple-A.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 10:53:00 AM

Chris Heston (back) is beginning a rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A San Jose.

Heston has been on the disabled list since late June because of a severe oblique strain. The right-hander holds a rough 10.80 ERA in four appearances this season at the major league level after posting a 3.95 ERA across 31 starts for the Giants in 2015. It's not clear what the plan is for him in September.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 07:12:00 PM

Giants recalled RHP Chris Heston from Triple-A Sacramento; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with an oblique strain.

This is just a paperwork shuffle to allow the Giants to place Ruben Tejada on the 40-man roster. Heston suffered the oblique injury in a start for Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. He had been pitching to a 3.77 ERA across 12 starts (plus one relief appearance) since being dropped down to the minors from the big league club near the end of April.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 07:46:00 PM

Chris Heston was removed from a game with Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday due to a side injury.

The Giants believe it's an oblique injury, but he was sent for an MRI on Monday to confirm. He's likely facing an extended absence. Heston has posted a 3.77 ERA in 12 starts and one relief appearance since being optioned to Triple-A in late April.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 10:00:00 PM

Giants optioned RHP Chris Heston to Triple-A Sacramento.

Heston had allowed six runs on nine hits and six walks in five innings of relief this season for the Giants. He was a workhorse out of the rotation last season but really hasn't adjusted well to the new bullpen role. The right-hander can pitch out of the rotation at Sacramento and wait his turn for an opening at the major league level.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 06:00:00 PM

Chris Heston allowed one hit over two scoreless innings against the Reds on Friday.

Heston proved quite valuable at times for the Giants last season while posting a 3.95 ERA over 31 starts as a rookie, but he would seem to be on the outside looking in for a rotation spot at the moment. An injury could obviously change that, so he makes for a nice insurance policy.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 06:02:00 PM

Giants general manager Bobby Evans said Monday that Chris Heston isn't guaranteed a spot in the rotation next season.

It could depend on how many starters the club brings in over the winter. Heston was strong for the Giants for much of the season but struggled in the second half, ultimately posting a 3.95 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 141/64 K/BB ratio over 177 2/3 innings.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 05:38:00 PM

Chris Heston was lit up for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Rockies on Friday.

Heston's up-and-down rookie campaign ended with his worst start to date, and he finished up without a quality start in his final eight attempts. He's still likely to have a spot in the Giants' rotation next spring, and he still seems like a pretty good bet with his ability to generate grounders and strikeouts. Still, the poor finish is of some concern.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 01:41:00 AM

Chris Heston allowed four runs on six hits across five-plus innings in Sunday's win over the A's.

Heston wasn't particularly impressive in the outing, striking out just three and walking two on the afternoon. The A's burned him for a pair of runs in the fifth and another pair in the sixth to account for the four earned on his line. The 27-year-old right-hander will carry a respectable 3.62 ERA and 1.29 WHIP into his final start of the season, a home date with the Rockies.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 07:20:00 PM

Chris Heston got a no-decision in Tuesday's win over the Padres, tossing 4 1/3 scoreless innings.

Heston was inefficient, hurling 94 pitches in the effort. He allowed only two hits and struck out seven, but he walked five. The right-hander carries a 3.51 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 135/61 K/BB ratio over 169 innings. He had also walked four in his previous start Heston will try to fix his command issues in a road match-up with the Athletics.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 02:01:00 AM

Chris Heston took a no-decision in a 10-inning loss to the Reds on Tuesday, serving up three runs over five innings.

The Reds jumped on Heston early, scoring all three runs in the first inning on a Brandon Phillips RBI single followed by an Ivan De Jesus, Jr. two-run triple. They were two of three hits the right-hander gave up along with four walks and eight strikeouts. Heston now carries a 3.61 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP and a 128/56 K/BB ratio over 164 2/3 innings. He'll open up a road series in San Diego versus the Padres next.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 02:25:00 AM

Chris Heston mostly limited the Diamondbacks in Wednesday's loss, allowing two runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Heston struck out five and walked two. Both runs on his line came home in the fourth, when Jarrod Saltalamacchia burned him for a two-run homer. While Wednesday's outing was less than stellar, the 27-year-old right-hander has been dependable across 27 starts, pitching to a 3.55 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. A home date with the Reds shows next on his schedule.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 12:38:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
3Jesus Sucre
4Steven Baron
1B1Daniel Vogelbach
2Danny Valencia
3D.J. Peterson
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Jarrod Dyson
2Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Ben Gamel
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Chris Heston
8Robert Whalen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Nick Vincent
5Evan Scribner
6James Pazos
7Casey Fien
8Daniel Altavilla
9Shae Simmons
10Paul Fry
11Thyago Vieira
12Micah Owings
13Christian Bergman