Eric Hinske 1B ARI 8 Months
The Cubs have hired Eric Hinske as first base coach.
Hinske appeared in 52 games with the Diamondbacks this past season before being given his release in July. The 36-year-old will finish his playing career with a .249/.332/.430 career batting line to go along with 137 home runs and 522 RBI over 12 seasons.
Eric Hinske 1B ARI Jul 18 '13
Diamondbacks released 1B/OF Eric Hinske.
Chris Gabel of the Reno Gazette-Journal reports that Hinske, 35, is expected to retire. The veteran outfielder/first baseman batted only .173/.259/.288 over 52 games for the D'Backs this season before being designated for assignment and ultimately outrighted last month. He's a career .249/.332/.430 hitter with 137 home runs over 12 major league seasons.
Eric Hinske 1B ARI Jul 07 '13
Diamondbacks sent 1B/OF Eric Hinske outright to Triple-A Reno.
Hinske had been designated for assignment last month. It's possible he'll return in a bench role later this season.
Eric Hinske 1B ARI Jun 28 '13
Diamondbacks designated 1B/OF Eric Hinkse for assignment.
The move clears the way for Eric Chavez's return from the disabled list. Hinske, 35, has functioned primarily as a pinch-hitter this season and has just nine hits in 52 at-bats. He should draw interest elsewhere.
Eric Hinske 1B ARI Jun 25 '13
Eric Hinkse's suspension has been reduced from five games to one.
Hinske was suspended for his role in a brawl with the Dodgers two weeks ago, but his penalty was reduced after an appeal. He will serve the suspension Tuesday.
Eric Hinske 1B ARI Jun 14 '13
Major League Baseball has suspended Eric Hinske five games for his role in Tuesday's brawl with the Dodgers.
Hinske was one of the aggressors during the scrum, so he receives the stiffest penalty outside of Ian Kennedy. He figures to appeal the suspension.
Eric Hinske 1B ARI May 21 '13
Eric Hinske is batting .188 with a .548 OPS over 34 plate-appearances.
The Diamondbacks handed Hinske a one-year, $1.35 million contract in December after he batted just .197/.272/.311 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 91 games last season for the Braves. The former Rookie of the Year, now 35, is reaching the end of a respectable 12-year career.
Eric Hinske 1B ARI Dec 04 '12
Diamondbacks signed UTIL Erick Hinske to a one-year, $1.35 million contract.
The deal was agreed to on Tuesday afternoon. Hinske batted just .197/.272/.311 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 91 games this past season for the Braves, but he's usually much better and should be a fine bench piece.
Eric Hinske 1B ARI Dec 04 '12
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Diamondbacks have signed Eric Hinske to a one-year contract.
Eric Hinske 1B ARI May 12 '12
Eric Hinske was ejected from Friday's game against the Cardinals after arguing a called third strike.
Hinske, who was pinch-hitting in the seventh, tried to hold up on a two-strike pitch by right-hander Mitchell Boggs, but home plate umpire Mike Muchlinski ruled that he went around. Hinske objected to the call and Muchlinski naturally didn't take kindly to such actions.