Jason Hammel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Hammel left Cubs due to strained relationship with Maddon

    ESPN "Addressing pitching depth was a major offseason goal for the world champion Chicago Cubs, and now that spring training is nearly upon us we can assess whether they’ve fortified themselves enough for the approaching marathon. Remember, the Cubs now view the season as a seven-month exercise -- not..." February 12

  • Royals agree to terms with starting pitcher Jason Hammel

    Kansas City Star "In the days after tragedy, as the Royals and Kansas City wrestled with the death of starting pitcher Yordano Ventura, general manager Dayton Moore made it clear that the franchise was prepared to fill the on-field hole. Moore did not know how it would be done. The loss and pain was all too fresh...." February 06

  • Jason Hammel a possible contingency rotation plan if Rangers do not sign Tyson Ross

    Sports Day "While Tyson Ross appears to be the Rangers' top remaining free agent target, the club is also considering contingency plans in case a deal doesn't happen. A major league source on Friday confirmed a report from MLB.com's Jon Morosi that the Rangers have checked in on right-hander Jason Hammel...." January 07

  • Teams won’t give Jason Hammel more than a one-year contract

    Hardball Talk "Free agent right-hander Jason Hammel is having difficulty finding a landing spot this winter, according to a report by FanRag Sports’ John Perrotto. “Many teams” appear reluctant to take a flyer on the 34-year-old, despite his productive run with the Cubs last season, and Perrotto notes that the..." December 31

  • Jason Hammel To Change Agents

    MLB Trade Rumors "Free agent right-hander Jason Hammel is leaving Octagon and will likely join ACES, major league sources told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Hammel’s agency switch comes at a time when he’s clearly among the best starters remaining on the open market. The 34-year-old became available Nov. 6, when..." December 20

  • Report: Yankees interested in RHP Jason Hammel

    Hardball Talk "While much of the Yankees’ focus this offseason has centered on sluggers like Edwin Encarnacion and Carlos Beltran, the team has expressed repeated interest in strengthening their pitching staff as well. They’ve already been linked to left-handed free agent Rich Hill and former Yankee reliever..." November 19

  • Cubs decline the 2017 contract option for pitcher Jason Hammel

    WGNTV.com "At least one member of the Cubs’ 2016 starting pitching staff won’t be back to try to defend the World Series title. On Sunday the Cubs announced that pitcher Jason Hammel’s 2017 contract option will not be picked up by the team. The option year would have given the starter $12 million for the..." November 07

  • Strained relations? Irate Hammel not happy with Maddon

    Chicago Sun-Times "Cubs manager Joe Maddon dropped a “seminal moment” on the impressive relief outing Saturday by rookie Rob Zastryzny. But the only reason the left-hander was pitching in the third inning against the Dodgers marked a more significant seminal moment in the relationship between the Cubs and veteran..." August 28