Tommy Hunter RP BAL 2 hours ago

Hunter threw two innings of scoreless relief Friday against the Marlins.

Hunter earned just his second hold of the season, as the Orioles seem to be holding him back from high leverage situations. The two innings were necessary after the Orioles yanked Ubaldo Jimenez after just four innings. Hunter figures to be unavailable Saturday after pitching three days in a row.

Tommy Hunter RP BAL 1 month ago

Hunter was hit hard in his relief appearance Monday, allowing a walk and three hits, including a Stephen Drew home run, in a losing effort.

After posting sub-3 ERAs in each of the past two seasons, Hunter should find a way to rebound from his rough outing. He has 15 saves over the past two seasons and should play a big role setting up Zach Britton this season.

Tommy Hunter RP BAL 2 months ago

Hunter threw a scoreless inning in Sunday's spring training game with his fastball sitting at 94-95 mph, according to MASN Sports.

Hunter's velocity is right about where it was each of the last two seasons. Hunter lost the closer's job last May and paid a visit to the disabled list before putting things together when he returned. From June-September, Hunter had a 1.49 ERA. The Orioles would probably call his number as the closer if Zach Britton falters or gets injured.

Tommy Hunter RP BAL 4 months ago

Hunter and the Orioles have avoided arbitration, agreeing to terms on a $4.65 million deal, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

Hunter will get a sizable raise after making $3 million in 2014. The 28-year-old went 3-2 with a 2.97 ERA in 60 appearances last season. He allowed just four home runs and handed only 12 walks across 60.2 cumulative innings.

Tommy Hunter RP BAL 8 months ago

Hunter tossed a 1-2-3 inning with three groundouts in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Hunter's rejuvenation appears to be complete after he lost the closing role in early-May and following that up with a trip to the disabled list. Hunter has not given up a run in September and he has a 1.98 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in the second half vs. a 3.98 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in the first half.

Tommy Hunter RP BAL 11 months ago

Tommy Hunter pitched perfect seventh and eighth innings against the Rays on Wednesday for his first hold of the year.

Hunter was coming off back-to-back poor appearances, but manager Buck Showalter showed some faith in him by going to him in a 1-0 game. With Zach Britton still pitching well in the closer's role, Hunter has no value in typical mixed leagues at the moment. He might start racking up some holds if he throws well, though.

Tommy Hunter RP BAL 11 months ago

Making his first appearance since coming off the DL, Tommy Hunter closed out Baltimore's 4-0 win over Boston on Monday.

It's good to see that Buck Showalter trusted Hunter to finish off a four-run game, and Hunter handled it well, throwing 10 pitches in a perfect frame. Still, he's not going to be a candidate for saves again unless Zach Britton slips up.

Tommy Hunter RP BAL 11 months ago

Orioles activated RHP Tommy Hunter from the 15-day disabled list.

Hunter missed a little over two weeks with a left groin strain. Zach Britton has pitched well in the closer role, so Hunter has some work cut out for him to get the ninth inning back.

Tommy Hunter RP BAL 11 months ago

Tommy Hunter struck out two in a scoreless inning of work for Low-A Delmarva in his final rehab outing on Saturday.

He also hit a batter, with the baserunner being erased on a caught stealing to end Hunter's day. He'll be activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Orioles on Sunday.

Tommy Hunter RP BAL 12 months ago

Tommy Hunter (groin) will be activated from the disabled list on Sunday.

Hunter threw a two-inning simulated game Thursday and will make one rehab appearance for Low-A Delmarva on Saturday. Assuming he gets through that outing with no issues, he'll be back in the Orioles' bullpen Sunday. Zach Britton has pitched well in the closer role, so Hunter has some work cut out for him to get the ninth inning back.