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David Hale | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/27/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Hale (oblique) will play catch from 90 feet Sunday.
Hale was scratched from an outing last week due to a strained oblique. While he says he's not feeling any pain, it's not clear when he'll be cleared to throw off a mound. Hale will almost surely begin the season on the disabled list. Mar 29 - 2:10 PM

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David Hale was scratched from Thursday's scheduled start due to an oblique strain.

Hale said he'll shut things down for 2-3 days before trying to throw again. It's bad timing, as the Rockies are already short on healthy starters and Hale was a favorite for a spot. Oblique injuries are very tricky, so the disabled list is a real possibility.
Mar 25 - 12:48 PM

David Hale allowed four runs -- one earned -- on five hits over 2 1/3 innings in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Indians.

Hale struck out two and didn't walk a batter in his time on the mound. He owns a 5.79 ERA in spring games. On the bright side, Hale has struck out 11 over 9 1/3 innings of work. With Jorge De La Rosa ailing, Hale could find his way into the Rockies' rotation to start the year.
Mar 21 - 7:12 PM

Rockies acquired RHPs David Hale and Gus Schlosser from the Braves in exchange for Cs Jose Briceno and Chris O’Dowd.

Hale, 27, has posted a 3.02 ERA but has struck out just 58 over 98 1/3 innings the last two seasons with the Braves. He'll be going from a pretty pitcher-friendly park to an extremely hitter-friendly one, but his groundball tendencies should help at least. Hale should compete for a spot in the Rockies' rotation.
Jan 30 - 3:38 PM

David Hale struggled in Thursday's spot start against the Pirates, taking the loss after giving up a pair of runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Hale allowed five hits, including a home run to Travis Snider, while walking four and striking out four. The right-hander was filling in for the injured Mike Minor. Hale, serving mostly out of the bullpen, is 4-5 with a 3.30 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and a 44/39 K/BB ratio.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:18:00 PM

David Hale will start Thursday's series finale against the Pirates in place of Mike Minor.

Minor was shut down after feeling some pain in his left shoulder, so Hale will take his final turn of the season. Hale is 2-0 with a 2.22 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 20 strikeouts in five starts this season.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 06:22:00 PM

David Hale pitched three innings and allowed five hits and two runs in relief of Mike Minor on Saturday.

Hale had to warm early on Saturday, as Mike Minor lasted just one inning against the Mets before exiting with an apparent left shoulder injury. Hale came on to start the second. He allowed a Dilson Herrera two-run home run with out in the inning, but settled in after that. The rest of his time on the mound was relatively uneventful. Over three innings, he gave up five hits, walked two and struck out one. Hale's made the occasional spot start for the Braves, while working mostly long relief out of the pen. He holds a 3.27 ERA and 1.44 WHIP this season.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 10:23:00 PM

David Hale tossed five innings of one-run ball to help the Braves to a doubleheader sweep of the Phillies on Saturday.

It was an impressive spot start for the 26-year-old righty, who gave up only four hits and a walk. He now has a 3.02 ERA on the year and will head back to long relief.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 10:33:00 PM

David Hale will make a spot start for the Braves in Saturday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

Hale has a 3.14 ERA in 48 2/3 innings this season for the Braves, but he's been pitching out of the bullpen since early May and is doubtful to go very long on Saturday in Philadelphia. The 26-year-old right-hander can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 09:09:00 AM

David Hale will be moved to the Braves' bullpen Friday.

Mike Minor (shoulder) is returning Friday against the Giants, so Hale gets the demotion despite posting a 2.31 ERA in four starts. He should be in line for a spot start down the road, but for now will pitch in long relief.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 04:42:00 PM

David Hale tossed eight innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Braves' 4-1 win over the Reds.

Hale allowed just two Cincinnati hits, and they both came in the first inning. He struck out four and watched his ERA drop from 2.93 to 2.31 in the dominant outing. Unfortunately, the 26-year-old right-hander is likely to lose his rotation spot next week when Mike Minor (shoulder) is activated. But he'll be worth re-adding in fantasy leagues if he gets another shot down the road.
Sat, Apr 26, 2014 09:41:00 PM

David Hale allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits over six innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Mets.

Hale allowed one-out singles to David Wright and Daniel Murphy in the sixth inning but appeared to induce a double play ball to end the inning. Instead, Dan Uggla's error allowed an unearned run to score, tying the game and robbing Hale of his first win of the year. Despite the disappointing result, Hale owns a 2.93 ERA through three starts. He'll face the surprisingly tough Marlins lineup on Friday.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 06:03:00 PM

David Hale will be skipped in the Braves' rotation.

Hale was scheduled to pitch against the Phillies on Tuesday, but the game was postponed due to rain. Julio Teheran will stay on his normal schedule and pitch Wednesday, and Alex Wood will start Thursday’s series finale.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 05:53:00 PM

David Hale walked five while allowing four runs -- three earned -- in 4 1/3 innings Thursday against the Mets.

Hale impressed in his season debut last week against the Nationals, throwing five scoreless innings, but the wildness that plagued him this spring returned tonight. He'll probably lose his rotation spot once Mike Minor comes off the DL in two weeks.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 11:24:00 PM

David Hale looked good in his season debut Friday, holding the Nationals scoreless over five innings in a 2-1 victory.

Hale struck out four while permitting five hits and two walks. He benefited from having a runner thrown out at home and also having a potential Ian Desmond inside-the-park homer reversed to a double, but the 26-year-old pitched well. Hale had only thrown 73 pitches through five, but Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez thought that was enough. He'll go up against the Mets next.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 04:55:00 PM

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3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Cristhian Adames
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4Omar Quintanilla
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Roger Bernadina
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Jordan Lyles
4Tyler Matzek
5David Hale
6Jon Gray
7Eddie Butler
8Christian Bergman
9Tyler Chatwood
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1LaTroy Hawkins
2Adam Ottavino
3Rex Brothers
4Boone Logan
5Christian Friedrich
6John Axford
7Rafael Betancourt
8Brooks Brown
9Jairo Diaz