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Donovan Hand | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brewers reassigned RHP Donovan Hand to minor league camp.
Hand was designated for assignment last month but wound up back in camp as a non-roster invitee. However, he posted an 8.38 ERA over eight appearances to cement his roster spot at Triple-A. Mar 21 - 3:13 PM

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Brewers sent RHP Donovan Hand outright to Triple-A Nashville.

Hand cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week and will be a non-roster invite to spring training. The 27-year-old had a 3.69 ERA and 37/21 K/BB ratio over 68 1/3 innings with the Brewers last season.
Feb 12 - 3:44 PM

Brewers designated RHP Donovan Hand for assignment.

The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for the arrival of Francisco Rodriguez. Hand posted a nice 3.69 ERA but struck out only 37 across 68 1/3 innings for the Brewers last season. He has a good shot to clear waivers and remain in the organization.
Feb 7 - 5:06 PM

Brewers recalled RHP Donovan Hand from Triple-A Nashville.

Hand has done a respectable job in 57 2/3 innings between the rotation and the bullpen for the Brewers this season, posting a 3.75 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 30/17 K/BB ratio. He's expected to be used in a middle/long relief role.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 10:37:00 AM

Brewers optioned RHP Donovan Hand to Triple-A Nashville.

Hand owns a 3.75 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 57 2/3 innings this season with the Brewers. The right-hander will likely be brought back when rosters expand in September.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Brewers recalled RHP Donovan Hand from Triple-A Nashville.

He'll take Rob Wooten's place on the active roster. Hand has a 3.83 ERA and 30/16 K/BB ratio over 56 1/3 innings this season.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 11:33:00 AM

Brewers optioned RHP Donovan Hand to Triple-A Nashville.

Hand has appeared in 20 games for the Brewers this season, making seven starts and 13 appearances out of the bullpen. He has done a decent job overall, compiling a 3.83 ERA and 30/16 K/BB ratio in his 56 1/3 innings. He'll serve as additional depth at the Triple-A level and could again be called upon the next time the Brewers need a starter.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 12:26:00 AM

Donovan Hand was charged with four runs on seven hits and four walks over five innings of work in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

The big blow came in the first inning, when Brandon Belt took Hand deep for a three-run shot. Hand has mostly pitched well for the Brew Crew this year, holding a 3.93 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. However, with Marco Estrada back and Yovani Gallardo slated to return next week, his time in the rotation isn't long. In fact, with an off day next Monday, Milwaukee could go ahead and send him back to the bullpen now.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 06:38:00 PM

Donovan Hand yielded three earned runs in seven innings Saturday in the Brewers' loss to the Nationals.

Hand yielded a run-scoring sac fly to Anthony Rendon in the second inning, a Wilson Ramos homer in the fifth inning and a solo shot to Adam LaRoche in the sixth inning. And the Brewers offense provided him with no run support. Hand is now 0-3 on the season.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 10:05:00 PM

Donovan Hand gave up three runs over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.

He allowed eight hits, no walks, and was removed at 79 pitches. Hand barely made it out of the sixth inning after giving up two home runs, but managed to finish with a quality start. With Marco Estrada likely still two weeks away from returning, he'll remain in the starting rotation for now. His next start is scheduled for Friday against the Nationals.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 07:05:00 PM

Donovan Hand (hand) is expected to make his next scheduled start on Sunday in Colorado.

Hand had to leave Tuesday's start against the Padres after four innings with a right hand contusion following a hit by pitch, but he's fine. "I don't see anything holding me back," Hand said. "From this morning when I woke up to now, it's already made progress. Just keep progressing every day and see where I'm at at the end of it."
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 10:15:00 PM

Donovan Hand left Tuesday's start against the Padres after four innings with a right hand contusion.

Hand was hit on the hand by a pitch in the third inning. He stayed in to pitch another frame, but the Brewers eventually thought better of it and pulled him. The good news is that he's considered day-to-day and seems likely to be ready for his next start. Hand allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk before exiting.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 09:49:00 PM

Donovan Hand will start next Tuesday against the Padres.

Hand has made three spot starts this season and will re-enter the rotation after Johnny Hellweg and others failed to grab hold of a spot. "I like Donny and what he's done as a starter," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. "I also really like him in our bullpen, so that's a hard one for me because I see a lot of value with him in our bullpen. I think he can give you one inning, he can give you three innings. I'm really confident in him coming in and throwing strikes. He knows how to pitch and change speeds. I really like this guy."
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 08:50:00 PM

Donovan Hand surrendered three earned runs in five innings Thursday as the Brewers fell to the Nationals.

The shine is beginning to wear off the 27-year-old righty, who got off to a hot start after his late-May promotion but has looked much more mediocre of late. Hand yielded six Washington hits and issued three walks. He's not a good fantasy option next week vs. the Reds.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 02:49:00 PM

Donovan Hand allowed two earned runs in five innings Saturday as the Brewers lost to the Pirates.

Hand did not allow a walk and fanned two, but he gave up solo home runs to Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones. The 27-year-old right-hander has an impressive 2.63 ERA and 1.04 WHIP over his first 24 major league innings, but those rate stats do not seem sustainable. He isn't a great fantasy bet next week in the nation's capital.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 10:07:00 PM

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