Tommy Hunter RP CLE 5 days ago

Hunter (abdomen) was activated from the 15-day DL on Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hunter has yet to pitch in 2016, but will join the Cleveland bullpen and step into a middle-relief role. The 29-year-old had a down year in 2015 posting a 4.18 ERA over 60.3 innings of work.

Tommy Hunter RP CLE 1 week ago

Hunter (abdomen) could be ready to join the Cleveland bullpen shortly, MLB.com reports. "He's doing good," manager Terry Francona said. "We'll start talking about probably activating him here fairly soon."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hunter's role in the bullpen is yet to be determined but it's not likely to be a fantasy relevant role. The backend of the Cleveland bullpen has struggled at times with Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw but it's hard to imagine Hunter factoring into any late-inning roles despite their struggles.

Tommy Hunter RP CLE 3 weeks ago

Hunter (abdomen) tossed a scoreless inning of relief at Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, MLB.com reports. "The ball is coming out of his hand really well,"manager Terry Francona said. "He's kind of been champing at the bit for a while. As long as the trainers give him the go-ahead, we don't want to hold him back. He has done a really good job."

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's hard to envision where Hunter might fit into Cleveland's plans once he's back to full strength but he would seem ticketed for a long relief role if he were to join the big club at some point this season.

Tommy Hunter RP CLE 4 weeks ago

Hunter (abdomen) will begin a rehab assignment Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hunter did not make an official appearance this spring, so the Indians figure to let him spend most or all of the 30 days in the minors allowed by his rehab assignment. He figures to work in middle-to-long relief for the Indians once he is ready for big league action.

Tommy Hunter RP CLE 1 month ago

Hunter (abdomen) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This was expected, as Hunter is still not fully recovered from his offseason hernia surgery. That being said, it is encouraging that the Indians elected to keep him on the 15-day DL and not on the 60-day DL, meaning they are confident that he can return somewhat soon. He'll likely slot into the Indians bullpen once he makes his return.

Tommy Hunter RP CLE 1 month ago

Hunter (oblique) will start the season on the DL but remains on track for a return at the end of April or first of May, MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's hard to see where Hunter might fit into Cleveland's plans once he's back to full health but he's most likely ticketed for a relief role if he winds up in the big leagues.

Tommy Hunter RP CLE 1 month ago

Hunter (abdomen) is scheduled to pitch an inning in the Indians' minor-league game Sunday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It will mark the first outing of the spring for Hunter, who has been slow to recover from offseason hernia surgery. Manager Terry Francona announced earlier this spring that Hunter will open the season on the DL, but the reliever could still be cleared to return at some point during April.

Tommy Hunter RP CLE 2 months ago

Hunter (abdomen) will start throwing bullpen sessions this week, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hunter appears to be progressing nicely after undergoing hernia surgery in the offseason. That being said, he's still expected to start the season on the disabled list and join the bullpen once he's fully healthy.

Tommy Hunter RP CLE 2 months ago

Manager Terry Francona said Thursday that Hunter (abdomen) will likely start the season on the disabled list, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

According to Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal, Hunter underwent offseason surgery to repair a core muscle issue. Hunter spent last season with the Orioles and Cubs, posting a 4.18 ERA after two strong, sub-3.00 ERA campaigns with the Orioles in 2013 and 2014. Francona's comments suggest that Hunter very well could start the season on the disabled list, but he will join the bullpen once he's healthy.

Tommy Hunter RP CLE 3 months ago

Hunter signed a one-year deal with the Indians on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hunter got knocked around in his short stint with the Cubs in 2015, but he still has a decent enough track record in the last three years to warrant a roster spot. Since Opening Day 2013, he's registered a 3.26 ERA in 207.1 inning with a 1.095 WHIP. The 29-year-old could land in any number of roles with Cleveland, from set-up to long relief.