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Hand will start Friday's game against the Astros in place of Jarred Cosart (hand), Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Hand has appeared in four games this spring, scattering seven hits and two earned runs over 10.0 cumulative innings. He's fighting for a role in the Marlins' rotation, but it's possible he could open the season in the bullpen if he loses out on a starting role.

Brad Hand P MIA 2 weeks ago

Hand spun four shutout innings Tuesday against the Mets, keeping himself in the running for the Marlins' fifth starter role.

Tom Koehler entered camp as the incumbent and favorite to grab the job but has been out-pitched by both Brad Hand and David Phelps in Grapefruit League action. Hand has looked solid over eight spring innings, but struggled with command at times, walking six batters against four strikeouts. Both Hand and Phelps will be in the mix for bullpen roles if they lose out on rotation spots and the fact that Hand is out of options could play in his favor as final cuts are made.

Brad Hand P MIA 1 month ago

Hand will prepare as a starter during spring training though his role for the season is yet to be determined, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.Hand split time between the rotation and bullpen last season, registering a 4.38 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 111 total innings (16 starts and 16 relief appearances). Henderson Alvarez, Mat Latos, Jared Cosart, Dan Haren and Tom Koehler project as the Marlins' top five starters so Hand will compete with David Phelps to claim a role as a swingman. Hand is out of minor league options, potentially giving him an inside track to break camp with the club this season.

Brad Hand P MIA 6 months ago

Hand allowed one run on six hits with three walks and two strikeouts in a no-decision Wednesday against the Phillies.

Hand's only blemish was an RBI double by his counterpart Kyle Kendrick in the top of the seventh inning. The 24-year-old finishes the season with a 4.59 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and a 65:36 K:BB ratio in 104 innings.

Brad Hand P MIA 6 months ago

Hand surrendered six runs -- five earned -- and eight hits in five innings against Washington on Thursday. He did not issue a walk and struck out four.

Hand was cruising early on, but allowed five runs in the fourth inning. He had been respectable lately, allowing just two runs in his previous two starts, a span of 12 innings. The Marlins have an off day next week, so Hand won't make two starts, and will instead have his final appearance of the year against Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Brad Hand P MIA 6 months ago

Hand took the loss Saturday against the Phillies despite tossing six solid innings of two-run ball.

Hand was out-dueled by Kyle Kendrick, dropping him to 3-7 on the year. He struck out four without a walk during the outing, lowering his season ERA to 4.36 to go along with a 1.35 WHIP over 99 innings pitched between the rotation and the bullpen. He'll look to collect his third straight quality start Thursday against the Nationals.

Brad Hand P MIA 7 months ago

Hand pitched six innings of scoreless ball in a win over Atlanta on Sunday, giving up four hits while recording three strikeouts and zero walks.

Despite Sunday's effective start, with Henderson Alvarez (oblique) close to a return, it remains to be seen if Hand will stick in the rotation. The southpaw owns a 4.45 ERA and 1.40 WHIP following the win over the Braves.

Brad Hand P MIA 7 months ago

Hand will get the start Sunday against the Braves, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

He has a 4.82 ERA in 65.1 innings as a starter this season for the Marlins, and with only 36 strikeouts over that stretch, he's got very little upside, even against the free-swinging Braves. This will likely just be a spot start, as Henderson Alvarez (oblique) or even someone from the farm system could be able to slot into the rotation next week.

Brad Hand P MIA 7 months ago

Brad Penny, not Hand, will start Tuesday's game against the Mets, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

The Marlins skipped Hand in the rotation this week and will replace him at the back end with Brad Penny starting Tuesday, meaning the lefty will be relegated to the bullpen for the time being. Hand has posted a 4.71 ERA and 1.44 WHIP across 84 innings this season, but may end up getting another chance to start if Penny falters.

Brad Hand P MIA 7 months ago

Hand will have his next start skipped as the Marlins turn to a four-man rotation this week, the Miami Herald reports.

Thanks to an off day Thursday, the Marlins do not need a fifth starter until September 2. Hand struggled in his last turn, allowing four runs on seven hits over 4.1 innings against Colorado. He'll likely be available out of the bullpen for the remainder of the week and could stick there if the Marlins decide to give Brad Penny another start down the line.