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Donovan Hand | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/20/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Reds sent RHP Donovan Hand outright to Triple-A Louisville.
He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. Hand threw three scoreless relief innings in his lone appearance with the Reds last month. Jul 17 - 8:18 AM

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Reds designated RHP Donovan Hand for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Donn Roach. Hand threw three scoreless relief innings in his lone appearance with the Reds last month.
Jul 14 - 10:04 PM

Reds optioned RHP Donovan Hand to Triple-A Louisville.

Hand tossed three scoreless relief innings in his lone appearance but finds himself back in the minors. He should get another shot at some point.
Jun 19 - 3:47 PM

Reds purchased the contract of RHP Donovan Hand from Triple-A Louisville.

Hand has posted a 4.50 ERA over 15 appearances -- seven starts -- for Louisville this season. He'll give the Reds some length in the bullpen.
Jun 16 - 7:06 PM

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.
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 03:13:00 PM

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.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 03:44:00 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.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 05:06:00 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

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