Jason Hammel RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cubs' Jason Hammel welcomes Kyle Schwarber as personal catcher

    Chicago Tribune "The development of Kyle Schwarber as a catcher took a big step Wednesday when manager Joe Maddon hinted that his prized second-year player would handle Jason Hammel’s starts. And Hammel seemed extremely pleased to work with Schwarber – his third catcher in as many seasons with the Cubs." March 18

  • Cubs' Hammel to start Game 4, not Lester on short rest, Maddon says

    CBS Sports "The Cubs will trail the Mets in the NLCS no matter what happens in Game 3, so bringing back left-hander Jon Lester to start Game 4 on short rest Tuesday is an option for manager Joe Maddon. He's still not going to take it. With his team behind 0-2 in the best-of-seven series, Maddon said at a..." October 19

  • Cubs' Hendricks to start Game 3, Hammel likely to follow

    The Score "Prior to Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday against the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters that Kyle Hendricks will be making his second start of the postseason in Game 3. Hendricks pitched 4 2/3 innings in the Cubs' 6-3 Game 2 victory over..." October 19

  • Joe Maddon on Jason Hammel: He's not as sharp lately

    ESPN "A day after pulling starter Jason Hammel after just 65 pitches while leading 2-1 Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon explained his decision further. "Early in the season I would have left him out there for nine innings," Maddon said Thursday morning. "He just hasn’t been as sharp with his command..." August 13

  • Cubs: Maddon not worried about 'being nice' with quick hook on Hammel

    CSN Chicago "Joe Maddon is trying to win baseball games, not make friends. These are the kinds of calls Theo Epstein's front office envisioned when they pitched the idea of coming to Chicago to Maddon in the offseason. The celebrity manager was at it again Wednesday night, yanking starter Jason Hammel..." August 13

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    Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat

    #Cubs Jason Hammel happy with side session today. Says "It was as close to normal as I could get." He's sked to start Tue vs Reds

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    Gordon Wittenmyer @GDubCub

    MRI on Hammel showed no structural issues or strain. For now club looking at starting him back end of rotation out of break.

  • Jason Hammel injury shows how much Cubs need more pitching

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs set off alarm bells on Twitter by taking Jason Hammel out of Wednesday’s game at Wrigley Field. It took about five minutes between the sight of Clayton Richard warming up against the St. Louis Cardinals and a team spokesman announcing over the press-box microphone that Hammel had left..." July 09

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    Jason Hammel @HammelTime39

    In regards to my Wrigley renovation comment... Not my best choice of words. My apologies for offending anyone. I meant no disrespect at all

  • Source: Jason Hammel to Cubs

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Cubs are bringing back right-handed starting pitcher Jason Hammel, a source confirmed Monday. Hammel, 32, will get a two-year deal for $18 million with a club option for a third season and a $2 million buyout, according to sources. The Cubs signed him to a one-year deal last..." December 08

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Angels interested in #Rays’ Price. Team likely does not have package to get it done. #Cubs’ Hammel also on long list of options.

  • Cubs Hammel a valuable trade chip?

    ESPN "Trade buzz regarding the Chicago Cubs normally begins with Jeff Samardzija, who may be the best pitcher in baseball with a 2-5 record. But Theo Epstein could have more than one starter to peddle as July 31 approaches. Jason Hammel has tossed seven scoreless innings in each of his last two..." June 11

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #SFGiants have interest in free agent starter Jason Hammel and have requested his medical records, sources say. @FOXSports1

  • Orioles taking it slow with their free agents so far this offseason

    Baltimore Sun "There's always some impatience by baseball fans shortly after the regular season ends and before free agency really gets going. And the Orioles' brass has been doing things -- most specifically, interviewing candidates for the club’s vacant pitching coach position. But as for some of the other..." October 29

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Hammel will throw on flat ground Monday and Wednesday. Mound on Friday. Will need a few rehab starts. #Orioles

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Jason Hammel said he doesn't know when he will throw next but feels injection has helped alleviate forearm tightness. #orioles

  • Orioles Jason Hammel out indefinitely after receiving injection

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel is out indefinitely after receiving a cortisone injection in the flexor mass muscle in his right forearm on Friday after his recent MRI was reviewed by renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews. The injection means that Hammel certainly won’t be ready to return..." August 10

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Hammel MRI came back clean. Just some inflammation around ulnar nerve.

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    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    Jason Hammel will have an MRI tmrw.

  • Hammel on disabled list with right arm injury

    CSN Baltimore "While Bud Norris walked several hundred feet from the visitor’s clubhouse to the Orioles’ room had to be made on the roster for him. The Orioles placed Jason Hammel whose place he will temporarily take in the rotation on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor mass strain in his right arm. The..." July 31

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    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    Buck said Hammel is unlikely for tmrw. Lots of moving parts.

  • Jason Hammel guides Orioles to 6-2 win over Nationals

    CSN Baltimore "With their bullpen tired and hurting, the Orioles needed Jason Hammel to give them an extended start. He answered with an eight-inning outing, equaling the team’s longest of the season. Hammel’s effective eight were not only badly needed by the team, but he needed them for his confidence. While..." May 28

  • Jason Hammel understands what Jake Arrieta is going through

    Baltimore Sun "It’s never a pleasant experience for major league ballplayers when one of their struggling teammates gets sent to the minors. In close clubhouses, most of these guys are friends, or friendly anyway. And, frankly, many of them have been through the same situations. It’s possible no one in an..." April 23

  • Jason Hammel to start Opening Day, Chen, Gonzalez to follow

    CSN Baltimore "One of the most poorly kept secrets in the Orioles camp was confirmed on Wednesday: Jason Hammel was named as the team’s Opening Day starter. Hammel will face Tampa Bay’s David Price on Tuesday at St. Petersburg, Fla. Hammel, who was 8-6 with a 3.43 ERA last season, was considered the..." March 28

  • Will Hammel start on Opening Day? 'Why not?'

    CSN Baltimore "Even though there are still more than six weeks until Opening Day, it’s not too early to start thinking about a starter. How about Jason Hammel? Hammel and Wei-Yin Chen are the only real contenders to start on Apr. 2 in Tampa Bay. Last year, there was no obvious starter. Jake Arrieta was..." February 17

  • O's, Jason Hammel agree to one-year, $6.75M deal to avoid arbitration

    Baltimore Sun "Jason Hammel's breakout season in 2012 was rewarded Friday when he agreed to a one-year, $6.75 million deal with the Orioles to avoid arbitration. He could make up to $300,000 more in performance incentives. Closer Jim Johnson also agreed to a one-year deal Friday ($6.5 million), leaving just..." February 09