Jason Hammel SP OAK 3 Days

Jason Hammel gave up four runs (three earned) over 5 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

Hammel gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out three. He has lost each of his first three starts with the A's and owns a 7.10 ERA and 8/7 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings. The returns haven't been good so far, but he'll attempt to turn things around next week against the Astros.

Jason Hammel SP OAK 9 Days

Jason Hammel dropped to 0-2 for the A's after giving up five runs in two-plus innings Saturday against the Orioles.

Easily his worst start of the year; he had completed at least five innings in all 18 of his previous outings. Hammel gave up two homers and four runs in the first inning tonight. He went on to allow just a single in a scoreless second, but a walk, a single and an RBI double opened the third, getting him pulled. Incredibly, Dan Otero got out of the jam from there, leaving runners on second and third. We thought Hammel would probably wear down some in the second half, but hopefully it's not happening already. His next outing will give us a better idea whether it's time to begin worrying.

Jason Hammel SP OAK 19 Days

In his Oakland debut, Jason Hammel entitled the Giants to three runs -- two earned -- over five innings in Wednesday's 5-2 loss.

He scuffled in green and gold, walking three and allowing six hits in failing to guide the A's to a season-high seventh consecutive victory. The 31-year-old hurler collected an 8-5 record, 2.98 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 104/23 K/BB ratio over 108 2/3 innings as a member of the Cubs prior to coming over with Jeff Samardzija for Addison Russell, Dan Straily, Billy McKinney and a PTBNL last week. Hammel finished the first half 8-6 with a 3.60 ERA and 1.06 WHIP.

Jason Hammel SP OAK 24 Days

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija are heading to the Athletics in a trade for top prospect Addison Russell.

Hammel has been on the block for awhile and was expected to be dealt before the end of the weekend. He has had a tremendous first half, posting a 2.98 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 97/21 K/BB ratio over 102 2/3 innings. He and Samardzija will make an already deep and talented A's rotation even better.

Jason Hammel SP OAK 24 Days

Jason Hammel held the Nationals to two runs while striking out seven over six innings in Friday's 7-2 victory.

The right-hander served up a long solo shot to Jayson Werth in the first inning but wasn't charged with another run until he left the game, as Neil Ramirez let his inherited runner score in the seventh. He allowed five hits and two walks on the day to go along with his seven punchouts. Hammel didn't have an ERA lower than 3.45 in any of the first three months of the season and is off to a nice start in July. He'll get the Reds on the road in his final start of the first half.

Jason Hammel SP OAK 1 Month

Jason Hammel picked up his seventh victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Nationals to two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Hammel racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while issuing only one free pass. The veteran right-hander has been a tremendous addition to the Cubs rotation this season, compiling a 7-5 record, 2.98 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 97/21 K/BB ratio over 102 2/3 innings. He's also generating significant trade buzz and could be wearing a new uniform at some point in July. He'll look to keep things rolling when he takes on these same Nationals in Washington on Friday.

Jason Hammel SP OAK 1 Month

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman hears that the Blue Jays are "much more likely" to trade for Jason Hammel than Jeff Samardzija.

The Jays have been connected to Samardzija dating back to last offseason, but Heyman says they "plan to be quite cautious when it comes to their top prospects." Samardzija would require parting with at least their top 1-2 prospects, while Hammel or a similar rental should be available for less.

Jason Hammel SP OAK 1 Month

Jason Hammel allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings in a loss to the Pirates on Sunday.

Hammel still hasn't won a game since the calendar turned to June, but Sunday was by no fault of his own. The right-hander allowed a solo home run to Travis Snider and the Pirates manufactured another run in the third inning, but otherwise Hammel kept their offense in check. He walked one while striking out six in the loss. He owns a 6-5 record, 2.99 ERA and 1.02 WHIP and will take on the Nationals on Friday.

Jason Hammel SP OAK 1 Month

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mariners are interested in Jason Hammel, but "talks have yet to progress."

Hammel has pitched his way into being a nice trade chip for the Cubs, putting up a 2.81 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 76/18 K/BB ratio over 83 1/3 innings. A handful of clubs will surely call the Cubs about the right-hander, and Chicago can probably expect a similar package to what they got last season for Scott Feldman.

Jason Hammel SP OAK 2 Months

Jason Hammel delivered seven scoreless innings Saturday in the Cubs' 8-0 rout of the Brewers.

Hammel was fantastic, striking out eight batters and yielding just four hits. He did not walk a batter. There's been much talk of Jeff Samardzija pulling in a big haul of prospects for the Cubs in July, but Hammel is also going to be an attractive trade deadline chip. The 31-year-old right-hander owns a 2.78 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, and 62/15 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings this season. He will face the Marlins at home next.