Tommy Hunter
RP BAL
3 months ago

Hunter (back) tossed a scoreless frame in Friday's victory over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter was slowed by a back injury for a couple days, but he returned to action Friday and pitched a scoreless ninth inning in an 8-0 Orioles victory. He figures to be available out of the bullpen moving forward.

Tommy Hunter
RP BAL
3 months ago

Hunter has signed with the Orioles and is on the active roster for Sunday's matchup against the Yankees, Steve Melewski of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter has spent time with the Orioles organization in the past, so they knew exactly what they were getting when they signed the right-hander to provide bullpen depth. He was just starting to get healthy after a long rehab from a back injury when he was released by the Indians and picked up by Baltimore.

Tommy Hunter
RP BAL
3 months ago

Hunter (back) was released by the Indians on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter had been rehabbing his way back from a back injury, but the club apparently decided he wouldn't be able to help them down the stretch run of the season and made the 30-year-old a free agent. It's unclear when Hunter will be able to return from his injury, but if healthy, he could find himself back in the majors wherever he lands when rosters expand in September.

Tommy Hunter
RP BAL
4 months ago

Hunter (back) will begin his rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Columbus, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter is still a couple weeks from returning as he will need multiple outings before returning to the team, but this is a positive sign for the 30-year-old. He has been out since before the All-Star break, but recently threw off a mound last week for the first time since going down.

Tommy Hunter
RP BAL
4 months ago

Hunter (back) threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since breaking a vertebra in his back over the All-Star break, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter seems like a candidate to rejoin the Indians once rosters expand in September but his role figures to be limited upon rejoining the Indians bullpen.

Tommy Hunter
RP BAL
5 months ago

Hunter was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back, Zack Meisel of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury was non-baseball related, with manager Terry Francona relaying to reporters that Hunter hurt himself while slipping on the stairs over the All-Star break while he was carrying his child. Although a timetable for Hunter's recovery won't be announced until he undergoes further tests in Cleveland, it seems likely that he'll miss more than the 15-day minimum. Cody Anderson was recalled from Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move and will help fill out the Tribe's bullpen.

Tommy Hunter
RP BAL
6 months ago

Hunter (2-1) pitched 1.2 perfect innings in Thursday's win against Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter didn't strike out a single batter, but he managed to lead his team to a win. He only has six strikeouts in 12 innings and his 3.75 ERA is still a bit high, however, and he needs to produce strikeouts to have any sort of fantasy value.

Tommy Hunter
RP BAL
6 months ago

Hunter allowed one run in one inning of work in Sunday's loss to Baltimore, but did have three strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter came on in the ninth to protect a one-run lead and immediately gave up a solo home run to Nolan Reimold. Although the righty settled down and recorded three strikeouts, this was the second straight appearance in which he allowed a run. Coming back from offseason hernia surgery, Hunter has shown progression, but his 4.35 ERA leaves much to be desired.

Tommy Hunter
RP BAL
7 months ago

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

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 BAL
7 months 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."

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.