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39 Jason Hammel SP
Height/Weight: 6-6/225 | Birthdate: 9/2/1982 | Birthplace: Greenville, SC | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: Treasure Valley CC OR | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $6,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 65/46 | Average Draft Position: 222.96
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Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel goes eight scoreless in win Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel worked eight scoreless innings in Chicago's 4-0 win over the Pirates Monday. Hammel worked a nearly perfect start, only allowing one baserunner to reach third base.

"It all comes off the fastball," Hammel said, per MLB.com. "If you can't locate the fastball, you're going to be in big trouble. For me, it's especially important. I have to use my tall frame and use the downhill plane — sinkerballers, we have to establish a strike zone first and then you get swings early after that. I just worked on getting glove side and making sure I’m in counts that will make me succeed."

In the fifth inning, Hammel allowed a single to Francisco Cervelli, then Jordy Mercer reached on an error, moving Cervelli to second. After a sacrifice got Cervelli to third, he was left stranded on a Josh Harrison strikeout, one of Hammel's seven in the game.

"He kept hammering the strike zone, getting the first hitter out," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. "He was in control of the game."

Hammel, now 2-1, lowered his ERA to 3.55 on the year. He will look to keep rolling Sunday against the Brewers. 


Cubs announce rotation plans for series vs. Pirates


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel will remain the scheduled starter for Monday's series-opening game agains the Pirates, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Inclement weather caused Saturday's scheduled game to be postponed, with scheduled starter Jake Arrieta being pushed to Sunday. Travis Wood, who was initially scheduled to start Sunday, will now make his start Tuesday against the Pirates, with Kyle Hendricks following him for the series finale Wednesday.


Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel allows four runs in losing effort


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel allowed four runs, three earned, in five innings of work in Chicago's 4-3 loss to the Pirates Wednesday.

Hammel struggled early in the second, allowing three consecutive hits, leading to an RBI double for Francisco Cervelli. Then, Jung Ho Kang hit a sacrifice fly to left field to bring home another run. Hammel allowed another sacrifice fly in the third and then a home run to Gregory Polanco to lead off the fifth inning.

"It's one of those outings that leaves you scratching your head," Hammel said after the game, per MLB.com. "I thought I threw the ball well when I needed to and just got unlucky with some of the balls falling in."

Hammel, now 1-1 on the year, recorded five strikeouts with no walks in the start and boasts a 5.19 ERA. He will look to get back on track Monday against the Pirates again.


Win goes out the window in seventh for Cubs starter Hammel


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Cubs starter Jason Hammel had a shot to shut down San Diego on Friday and earn his second win of the season. But one mighty swing off the bat of Wil Myers against reliever Brian Schlitter wrecked that possibility.

Hammel was rolling along through six having yielded two runs on five hits. But back-to-back singles knocked him out of the game and eventually saddled him with a no-decision.

The two runs charged to him that inning raised his ERA to 5.11. Hammel will seek to lower it Wednesday at Pittsburgh.


Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel earns first win of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel allowed three runs on eight hits in six innings of work Saturday in Chicago's 9-5 win over the Rockies.

Hammel, who also added six strikeouts and zero walks to his totals, was tagged early after Nolan Arenado homered to left center field, driving in Justin Morneau. After giving up another run in the third, Hammel settled down and kept the Rockies off the scoreboard.

He begins the year with a 4.50 ERA. Hammel will look to keep rolling Friday against the Padres.


Cubs' Jason Hammel stays sharp during long layoff


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel had his season debut pushed back to Saturday due to inclement weather, and it'll be his first time in action since April 1. He spend the long layoff looking to "stay sharp," the Chicago Tribune reports.

“We’re such habitual creatures that it depends on your routine," Hammel said. "So when your routine is messed up, what I try to do is not do too much. If you get a day (off) sometimes, take a day. And then I’ve thrown an extra time in the bullpen and off flat ground just to stay sharp with pitches. Other than that, I just make sure my body feels great or as close to normal as possible."

Hammel threw close to 100 pitches in his bullpen session Wednesday to help simulate a start.

"Other than that, I don't try to do too much," Hammel said. "You make sure you don’t get too rusty or dusty. I’m chomping. I want to get going."

The Cubs are underdogs (-102) in Saturday's game against the Rockies in Colorado, per Vegas Insider.


Injury not the reason Cubs' Hammel had first start pushed back


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Cubs manager Joe Maddon said pushing back Jason Hammel from Wednesday to Saturday following Tuesday's rainout had nothing to do with an injury, per MLB.com.

"Nobody's ill, nobody's hurt," Maddon said of the switch. "We just wanted to do it this way. It's really not complicated."

Hammel's last spring start was April 1 against the Brewers. He went 3-1 with a 3.24 ERA in six spring starts. He had 22 strikeouts to three walks in 25 innings.


Cubs push Arrieta to Wednesday following Tuesday's postponement


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, who was scheduled to start Tuesday, got pushed back to Wednesday against St. Louis due to Tuesday's postponement. He'll face Lance Lynn, according to ESPN.

Meanwhile, Jason Hammel was pushed back from Wednesday to Saturday. Travis Wood will take the mound on Friday in Colorado, followed by Hammel and Kyle Hendricks to round off Chicago's weekend series against the Rockies.


Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel tallies five strikeouts in spring finale


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel gave up one run on six hits in five innings of work Wednesday against the Brewers. Hammel, in his final start of spring training, added five strikeouts and didn't record a walk.

Hammel, who is projected to be the No. 3 starter in Chicago's rotation, finishes spring training with a 3.24 ERA and a team-high 22 strikeouts.


Hammel racks up nine Ks in strong start


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/22/2015) Cubs starter Jason Hammel was dominant Sunday against the Padres, striking out nine batters in five innings of work in what would be an eventual 6-1 win for the Padres.

Hammel allowed just three hits and no runs to lower his spring ERA to 3.86, crediting his work with catcher Miguel Montero for part of his success. 

"Montero and I are starting to develop a little bit of a rhythm so that's nice," Hammel told ESPN.com.

Hammel said his goal for this season is to throw 200 innings, something he has yet to do in his career. 

"That's always my main goal," he said. "If you pitch 200 innings, as you can see with the big dogs in the league, everything else falls in line. You can't pitch 200 innings with a 5.00 era. That's a No. 1 goal."


Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel strikes out three in win Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel posted his best appearance of spring training Tuesday, recording three strikeouts, no walks and just two hits over four innings.

Hammel, who struggled in his first two appearances, is only looking forward, reports MLB.com.

"I have plenty of confidence in myself to get it done and be ready and today was a step towards that," he said.


Cubs officially announce signing of SP Jason Hammel


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) The Cubs made the signing of starting pitcher Jason Hammel official on Friday, ESPN reports. According to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, Hammel signed a two-year deal worth $18 million on Monday. The deal includes a $10 million team option and a $2 million buyout for 2016.

Hammel posted a 8-5 record and 2.98 ERA with the Cubs last season before being traded to Oakland.


Cubs sign SP Jason Hammel to two-year, $18 million deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Cubs are bringing back starting pitcher Jason Hammel, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Hammel signed a two-year deal worth $18 million on Monday. The deal includes a $10 million team option and a $2 million buyout for 2016.

Hammel went 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA with the Cubs last season before he was traded to the Athletics. With the A's, he went 2-6 with a 4.26 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP over 13 appearances (12 starts).


Cubs, Jason Hammel close to deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Cubs are close to a deal with starting pitcher Jason Hammel, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

Hammel posted a 8-5 record and 2.98 ERA with the Cubs last season before being traded to Oakland. He was thought to be looking for a three-year deal this offseason.


Marlins considering Justin Masterson, Jason Hammel


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) The Marlins are considering Justin Masterson and Jason Hammel, according to the Miami Herald

Hammel posted a 3.47 ERA over 176 1/3 innings split between the Cubs and A's. Masterson put up a 5.88 ERA over 128 2/3 innings with Cleveland and St. Louis. 


Royals focusing on Santana, Liriano and Hunter in free agency


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) The Royals appear to be focusing their free-agent efforts on starting pitchers Ervin Santana and Francisco Liriano, as well as veteran outfielder Torii Hunter, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The Royals could also consider free agent pitchers Brandon McCarthy, Edinson Volquez and Jason Hammel.


Yankees targeting mid-level starters to bolster 2015 rotation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) The Yankees have their sights set on mid-level free agent pithers such as Brandon McCarthy and Jason Hammel as they try to bolster their rotation, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, who has also reported that they hope to bring back lefty Chris Capuano as well.

McCarthy thrived after landing with the Yankees in early July, recording a 7-5 mark and lowering his ERA from 5.01 to 4.05. Hammel finished 10-11 with a 3.47 ERA with the Cubs and Athletics combined.


Jason Hammel settles for no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Athletics pitcher Jason Hammel pitched well in a no-decision Thursday night against the Rangers in Alrlington. Making his final start of the regular season, he allowed one run on five hits and no walks while striking out five over six innings of a 2-1 victory.

Hammel ends his 2014 campaign 10-11 with a 3.47 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP over 176 1/3 innings of work. Hammel will get a chance to pitch in the postseason, if the A's advance past the AL Wild Card Game.


Jason Hammel scheduled to return Thursday against Texas


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Athletics pitcher Jason Hammel will return to the starting rotation on Thursday against the Rangers, MLB.com reports. Hammel missed his previous turn to attend the birth of his child. He owns a 3.54 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 170 1/3 innings of work.

Drew Pomeranz to fill in for Jason Hammel Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Athletics pitcher Jason Hammel will miss Saturday's scheduled start due to the birth of his second child, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Drew Pomeranz will make a spot start in his place.

Athletics reorganize starting rotation


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) To better align their starting rotation for the end of the season, the Athletics have decided to push Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel back a day and move Scott Kazmir and Sonny Gray up a day. Kazmir will now start the first game of a three-game series against the Rangers Tuesday, followed by Samardzija and Gray. Hammel will start the first game of a three-game series against the Phillies Friday, followed by Jon Lester.

The move allows the Athletics to start Gray on the final day of the regular season rather than Hammel.


Jason Hammel takes the loss Friday in Seattle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Athletics pitcher Jason Hammel took the loss Friday night against the Mariners in Seattle, dropping to 10-11 on the season. The right-hander permitted three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings of a 4-2 defeat.

Over his last two starts covering 11 2/3 innings, Hammel has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 3.60 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 28 starts (167 1/3 innings). His next start will come Thursday at home against Texas.

Jason Hammel continues surge Sunday with strong outing


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Right-hander Jason Hammel continued to pitch better Sunday for the Athletics after a rotten stretch upon his acquisition from the Cubs.

Hammel yielded two runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings against Houston. He walked one and fanned seven. He pitched six shutout innings before the Astros scored twice to take a 2-1 lead. Hammel has allowed just four runs in his last 21 2/3 innings, but is just 2-7 since arriving in Oakland.

He will try to make it 3-7 in a key game Friday in Seattle.


Jason Hammel twirls eight one-run innings Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Athletics pitcher Jason Hammel earned a win Monday, giving up one earned run on three hits and one walk in eight innings while striking out five in his team's 6-1 victory over the Mariners.

Hammel (10-10) gave up just three hits in an outing for the second straight start, and like in his previous game, gave up a solo home run for the opposition's only scoring on the starter. He owns a 3.58 ERA and 136:42 K:BB ratio in 155 2/3 innings. Hammel is scheduled to face the Astros Sunday.


Jason Hammel has strong start ruined by pen


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Athletics pitcher Jason Hammel had his strong start ruined by the bullpen Tuesday.

Hammel gave up one run on three hits over seven innings. He struck out six and walked one during the outing. Hammel’s only run came in the fourth inning. Dexter Fowler led things off by taking a pitch deep to right field for the solo shot. Hammel gave up just one walk the rest of the game. He set down the last 10 Astros he faced.

Hammel left the game with a one-run lead, but the bullpen couldn’t hold it. Because of that, Hammel came away with a no-decision. He’ll take on the Mariners in his next start.