Tommy Hunter
RP TB
3 weeks ago

Hunter recorded his second hold of the season in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the White Sox, striking out both batters that he faced in the seventh inning.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever closed out the seventh for rookie Jacob Faria in impressive fashion, needing just seven pitches to mow down Matt Davidson and Tim Anderson on swinging strikeouts. Hunter has been solid since returning from the disabled list on May 25, surrendering just two earned runs over eight innings across seven appearances while compiling a 10:3 K:BB.

Tommy Hunter
RP TB
1 month ago

Hunter (calf) fired a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Angels, issuing a walk.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander picked up right where he left off before hitting the disabled list, posting his fourth consecutive scoreless outing. Hunter lowered his ERA to 0.96 with the effort, as he's allowed just a single earned run in 9.1 innings across 11 appearances.

Tommy Hunter
RP TB
1 month ago

Hunter (calf) was activated from the 10-day DL on Thursday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter had an excellent month of April for the Rays, posting a 1.08 ERA and 0.96 WHIP over 10 appearances. Calf tightness nearly cost the right-hander the entire month of May, but he'll be back to serve in middle relief. With a rehab appearances under his belt already, albeit a shaky one, Hunter may be ready for a relatively high leverage situation out of the gates.

Tommy Hunter
RP TB
1 month ago

Hunter (calf) could return to the Rays without making a second rehab appearance, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hunter served up a pair of runs on three hits in his rehab appearance with High-A Charlotte on Tuesday, but it seems like the Rays liked what they saw in terms of his health. It's unclear when they plan to activate him, but it seems like his activation could come as soon as this weekend.

Tommy Hunter
RP TB
1 month ago

Hunter will make a rehab appearance with High-A Charlotte on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be his first rehab appearance, and he will likely make a handful of appearances before rejoining the big-league club. He most recently looked sharp in a batting practice session Saturday.

Tommy Hunter
RP TB
1 month ago

Hunter (calf) looked sharp throwing batting practice Saturday but remains without a timetable for return, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "Now we have to be patient and see when he can get to running, covering off the mound, backing up bases," manager Kevin Cash said.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever is progressing through each rehab step without setbacks, but as Cash indicates, the Rays will continue to take a diligent approach to his return. Hunter isn't expected back before early June in a best-case scenario, but that timetable could naturally extend out further if necessary.

Tommy Hunter
RP TB
1 month ago

Hunter (calf) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, his third since being placed on the disabled list, Marc Topkin of Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

All signs indicate Hunter has been steadily improving throughout the rehab process, likely meaning he'll ramp up his activity over the next week via live batting practice. An early-June return remains probable at this point, barring any setbacks, and Hunter could be in line for extended usage due to injuries to fellow relievers Brad Boxberger and Xavier Cedeno.

Tommy Hunter
RP TB
1 month ago

Hunter (calf) threw his second successful bullpen session Monday and plans for another Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever encouragingly emerged setback-free from his initial session on Saturday, allowing him to come right back Monday for a second go-around. If Wednesday's turn goes as well as the first pair of outings, Hunter will progress to throwing live batting practice next weekend.

Tommy Hunter
RP TB
1 month ago

Hunter (calf) is slated to throw his first bullpen session Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has been sidelined since April 22 with his calf injury, and is still projected to be several weeks away from returning. Hunter had been highly effective over his first 10 appearances, so his eventual return will certainly be a welcome development for a Rays relief corps that's been hit hard by injuries overall.

Tommy Hunter
RP TB
2 months ago

Hunter (calf) could be sidelined into June, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever exited Saturday's game against Houston after straining his right calf attempting to cover first, and it now appears the injury could derail him much longer that previously thought. Hunter had been one of the pleasant bullpen surprises for manager Kevin Cash in the early going, generating a 1.08 ERA and 0.96 WHIP over 10 appearances.