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Chris Heston | Starting Pitcher | #32

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 optioned RHP Chris Heston to Triple-A Tacoma; re-assigned LHP Nick Hagadone and RHPs Cody Martin and Jean Machi to minor league camp.
Heston was acquired from the Giants over the winter as rotation depth, but he was never under serious consideration for an Opening Day roster spot. He'll start for Tacoma. Mar 26 - 12:12 PM

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Chris Heston was smashed for six runs over 2 1/3 frames against the Athletics on Tuesday.

Heston faced the minimum through the first two innings, but the wheels came off in the third. The soft-tossing right-hander surrendered six straight hits in the frame, ultimately yielding seven base knocks and six tallies in the inning. Heston had pitched well this spring prior to the nightmarish third inning Tuesday, so we'll cut him some slack.
Mar 21 - 11:30 PM

Chris Heston surrendered three runs and three hits over 2 1/3 unimpressive innings Wednesday in the Mariners’ Cactus League defeat to the Dodgers.

Justin Turner took Heston deep for a solo home run in the first and Trayce Thompson did the same two innings later. Clearly Heston wasn’t fooling anyone with his fastball, which sat in the mid-to-high 80s. He also had a hard time finding the strike zone, allowing three walks and throwing just 30 of his 61 pitches for strikes. Aside from Wednesday’s clunker, Heston has actually had a decent spring, delivering a 2.89 ERA over four appearances. Heston threw a no-hitter for San Francisco back in 2015 but spent most of last year in the minor leagues.
Mar 15 - 8:08 PM

Chris Heston tossed two shutout frames Sunday in his Cactus League debut against the Padres.

Heston gave up just one hit -- a single to Brett Wallace in the top of the second inning. The right-hander is looking to bounce back from a frustrating 2016 season with the Giants that saw him register a 4.54 ERA at Triple-A Sacramento and a 10.80 ERA in the majors. For now he projects to serve as organizational rotation depth for the Mariners in 2017. He was acquired from San Francisco in December for a player to be named later.
Feb 26 - 5:13 PM

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

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

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3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Jarrod Dyson
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CF1Leonys Martin
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DH1Nelson Cruz
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