Jason Hammel SP CHC 2 weeks ago

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel is in line to start Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds after being removed from his last start because of a hamstring issue, according to the Chicago Tribune. Hammel was cleared after throwing a 50-pitch bullpen session Saturday.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 3 weeks ago

Hammel (hamstring) played catch in the outfield prior to Saturday's game, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

He was not wearing any sleeves or protection over his hamstring, which is a good sign, and it remains quite possible that he could slot into the back of the Cubs' rotation after the All-Star break.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 4 weeks ago

An MRI did not reveal any structural issues with Hammel's injured hamstring, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The Cubs hope to have Hammel available after the All-Star break, but the injury may push him back to fourth or fifth in the rotation order, which means his first start of the second half will likely come in Cincinnati. Aside from the hamstring injury, Hammel had an excellent first half of the season, posting a 5-4 record, 2.86 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 105:18 K:BB ratio over 103.2 innings (17 starts).

Jason Hammel SP CHC 4 weeks ago

Hammel will undergo an MRI on his left hamstring Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Hammel left Wednesday's game with tightness in his left hamstring after just one inning. He needed just 12 pitched to retire the Cardinals. Hammel should have through the All-Star break to recover.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 4 weeks ago

Hammel left Wednesday's start due to tightness in his left hamstring, Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Hammel lasted just one inning into Wednesday's start before leaving the game due to hamstring tightness. He was effective in his time on the mound, retiring the Cardinals in just 12 pitches. There's no word yet on how severe Hammel's injury is at this point, but he'll have the All-Star break to rest his hamstring.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 4 weeks ago

Hammel left Wednesday's start after one inning, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Hammel has been replaced by Clayton Richard after tossing a scoreless first inning that took just 12 pitches. There is still no word as to why Hammel had an early exit from his start, but more information should be made available before the game ends.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 1 month ago

Hammel struck out five and walked one while holding the Marlins to two runs on four hits over seven innings in a losing effort Friday afternoon.

After a pair of rain delays shortened up his previous start against the Cards, Hammel bounced back against a Marlins club without Giancarlo Stanton on Friday. Hammel continues to thrive for the Cubs, as he currently has the highest strikeout rate (25.6% K% - career 18.0%) and lowest walk rate (4.4% BB% - career 7.4%) as a big leaguer. Hammel's final start before the All-Star break is scheduled for Wednesday against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 1 month ago

Hammel endured his third loss of the season Sunday against the Cardinals, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk through just four innings. He struck out seven in the abbreviated outing.

A pair of rain delays seemed to affect the 32-year-old's rhythm, as he gave up all four runs after returning from the second stoppage, which took place during the second inning. Hammel has been a very reliable member of the Cubs rotation this season, as his 2.92 ERA will indicate, and he will look to get back on track Saturday against the Marlins.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 1 month ago

Hammel took a no decision Tuesday against the Dodgers despite throwing 7.2 shutout innings with just two hits and two walks allowed. He struck out six.

Hammel induced 14 swinging strikes and 10 ground balls in 107 pitches, a gem of an outing. It took 10 innings for either team to scratch across a run, leaving Hammel without a decision since winning June 6 against the Nationals. With a 2.65 ERA and 5.75 K/BB this year, it won't take much luck for him to start racking up the victories again.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 2 months ago

Hammel gave up three runs -- two earned -- on three hits and two walks while striking out six in only four innings Thursday against the Indians.

Hammel failed to make it to the sixth inning for the second straight game as he lasted only four innings Thursday. Despite his past two outings, Hammel is having himself a fantastic season. He sports a 2.89 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP and an 86:14 K:BB ratio in 84 innings. As things stand, Hammel's next start should be Tuesday against the Dodgers.