Jason Hammel SP CHC 2 Days

Jason Hammel held the Diamondbacks to one run on four hits over seven innings in the Cubs' 9-2 victory on Tuesday.

Hammel's only mistake on the night was giving up a home run to backup catcher Tuffy Gosewisch. Otherwise, he was nearly perfect, allowing only three singles while not walking a batter. The great outing leaves him with a 3-1 record, 2.60 ERA and 0.69 WHIP through four starts, and while it's not always sexy, Hammel has mixed league value when he's going this well. He takes on the Brewers in Miller Park on Sunday.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 8 Days

Jason Hammel surrendered three earned runs over seven innings as the Cubs dropped the first half of Wednesday's day-night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium

Hammel served up a solo home run to Carlos Beltran in the bottom of the first inning and then single runs in the fourth and fifth. He'll carry a 2-1 record, 3.05 ERA, and 0.73 WHIP into his next outing versus Arizona.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 15 Days

Jason Hammel allowed three runs in seven innings and got the win as the Cubs defeated the Pirates 7-5 on Wednesday.

Hammel was solid through six innings, with Pedro Alvarez providing the only blemish in the way of a solo home run. Hammel ran out of steam in the seventh, surrendering two more solo shots. The three dingers were the only three hits he allowed on the night, alongside a walk and six strikeouts. Hammel will face the Yankees in the Bronx on Tuesday.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 21 Days

Jason Hammel limited the Pirates to one run in 6 2/3 innings Thursday in his regular-season debut.

The Bucs managed just two hits and a walk off Hammel, who moved to 1-0 on the year. He struck out five batters, throwing 66 of his 92 pitches for strikes. The 31-year-old right-hander is finally healthy and appears ready to provide fantasy value again. He will take on this same Pirates team next week at Wrigley Field.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 26 Days

Jason Hammel allowed just two hits over four scoreless innings in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Hammel gave up eight hits in 4 2/3 innings his last time out, so Saturday's appearance was a step in the right direction. Hammel also had a 5/0 K/BB ratio in the start. Healthy and effective, the 31-year-old will occupy one of the Cubs' rotation spots when the season starts next week.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 1 Month

Jason Hammel struggled against the Athletics on Sunday, allowing a pair of runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Hammel also issued three free passes on the afternoon while punching out two. He'll have one final Cactus League tuneup to turn things around before making his regular season debut against the Pirates in Pittsburgh on April 3.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 1 Month

Jason Hammel allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks over five frames versus the Rangers Tuesday.

He struck out two on the night. Hammel looked good early on, shutting the Rangers out for the first three innings, but he gave up six hits and four runs over the final two frames. The big right-hander now holds a 4.50 ERA over his first two starts this spring. He's trying to bounce back after a disappointing 2013 campaign that saw him post a 4.97 ERA over 139 1/3 innings.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 2 Months

Jason Hammel spun a trio of shutout innings in his spring debut Saturday against the Reds.

He surrendered two hits, three walks and struck out four. "To be honest, I was battling a little bit of butterflies," said Hammel. The right-hander signed a one-year, $6 million contract last month. He posted an ugly 4.97 ERA in 139 1/3 innings last season for the Orioles, but we think the 31-year-old is a good bounceback candidate.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 2 Months

Cubs signed RHP Jason Hammel to a one-year, $6 million contract.

Hammel can earn another $1 million through performance-based bonuses. He posted a rough 4.97 ERA in 139 1/3 innings last season for the Orioles, but the 31-year-old is a bounceback candidate and could be good trade bait for the Cubs by the middle of the summer.

Jason Hammel SP CHC 3 Months

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs have come to terms on a contract with Jason Hammel.

The particulars of the deal aren't yet available, but it will be made official once he passes a physical. Hammel posted a disappointing 4.97 ERA over 139 1/3 innings last season but could be a sneaky addition if he can rebound to his 2012 form, when he held a 3.43 mark while striking out nearly a batter per inning.