Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 6 days ago

Hellickson picked up his first win of the season Sunday, tossing 6.2 innings of one-run ball, while allowing eight hits and a walk, and striking out two in a 5-1 win over the Giants.

While it wasn't a dominating performance, this counts as a big improvement over his first two outings. It was promising to see Hellickson give up just the one walk, but he is not fanning many batters this year, even for him. He will look to build off of this performance in his next start, which should come back at Chase Field during the Diamondbacks upcoming home stand.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 2 weeks ago

Hellickson took the loss Tuesday against the Padres, allowing five earned runs on seven hits and three walks over 6.2 innings. He struck out six and allowed a home run.

That's two mediocre starts from Hellickson to start his career with the D-Backs. He has allowed 21 base runners over 11 innings and, while it's early in the season, he needs to turn in a couple of decent performances in his next few turns to get on a roll.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 2 weeks ago

Hellickson lasted 4.1 innings, allowing three runs on nine hits while striking out two and walking two, in Wednesday's loss to the Giants.

Hellickson's struggles in spring training carried over to his Arizona debut. Unless he can put together some quality starts, his job may be in jeopardy. He'll have another chance to redeem himself in his next start Tuesday against the Padres.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 4 weeks ago

Hellickson has landed the third spot in Arizona's rotation, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Hellickson will start the third game of the season for the Diamondbacks despite having some struggles in spring training. He has a 6.0 ERA and has allowed 20 hits in 12 innings this spring. For now, Hellickson's spot in the rotation is safe, but he'll need to improve once the regular season get underway to maintain his job security.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 1 month ago

Hellickson remains on track for one of the Diamondbacks' rotation spot to begin the season despite getting knocked around in his two most recent spring appearances.

The Diamondbacks have been pushing Hellickson in behind Josh Collmenter as their No. 2 starter since acquiring him from the Rays in November. That he hasn't fared well in a tiny sample size this spring means very little, but with a slew of young starters pushing toward rotation spots this year in the desert, Hellickson will need to pitch well in order to remain in the rotation all season.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 2 months ago

Hellickson (ribs) had no issues following a bullpen session Tuesday after he cut a workout short over the weekend due to discomfort, the Arizona Republic reports.

With the injury seemingly minor, Hellickson should appear in a game for the Diamondbacks in the coming days.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 2 months ago

Hellickson had to shut down a throwing session Saturday with cramping in his right side under his rib cage, the Arizona Republic reports.

Hellickson downplayed the injury: "It's more of a cramp than anything I guess," Hellickson said. "Just kind of a precautionary thing to shut it down." However, player estimates on injuries are notoriously overly optimistic. Watch closely to see if there's any sort of oblique injury, as those tend to linger well beyond first estimates.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 2 months ago

Hellickson is considered to be among the locks to begin the year in the Diamondbacks' rotation, the Arizona Republic reports.

In order to keep that spot, Hellickson will have to rebound from a disappointing 2014 campaign. Moving from the American League to the National League is largely offset by having to pitch half of his games at hitter-friendly Chase Field. While Josh Collmenter is likely the favorite to receive the Opening Day start for Arizona, Hellickson may be on the short list receiving consideration.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 3 months ago

Hellickson signed a one-year, $4.275 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Acquired by the Diamondbacks in November, Hellickson is on track for a prominent role in the rotation in 2015, with the club perhaps tabbing him for the Opening Day start. The 27-year-old cobbled together a pedestrian 4.52 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over his 13 starts with the Rays last season, and he may not be in line for much improvement due to the downgrade in his home park.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 5 months ago

The Rays traded Hellickson to the Diamondbacks on Friday, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports.

Hellickson missed nearly the entire first half after undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery in February and finished with a rather unsightly 4.52 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 63.2 innings. However, Hellickson enjoyed success immediately upon his return, posting a 2.61 ERA over his first seven starts (38 innings), and his 10 percent swinging-strike rate was his best since his rookie season. The Rays will reportedly get outfielder Justin Williams and shortstop Adrew Velazquez back in the deal.