The Orioles have signed free agent reliever Tommy Hunter, as Rich Dubroff of CSN Mid-Atlantic tweets that the right-hander now has a locker in their clubhouse.
This will be the second stint in Baltimore for the 30-year-old Hunter, whom the Orioles first acquired from the Rangers in the Chris Davis/Koji Uehara deal in 2011 and then traded to the Cubs last summer for Junior Lake. Hunter signed a one-year, $2MM contract with the Indians during the offseason, but they released him Thursday. A non-displaced fracture in Hunter’s back, which he suffered in a fall at his home over the All-Star break, has kept him out since early July. Hunter had embarked on a minor league rehab assignment with the Indians’ Triple-A affiliate in Columbus prior to earning his release, though, and the fact that he’s now on the Orioles seems to signal that he has recovered.
Hunter, who recorded a 3.74 ERA, 7.06 K/9, 2.08 BB/9 and 52.3 percent ground-ball rate in 21 2/3 innings with the Indians, could now provide a useful arm to the Orioles’ bullpen. Since making a full-time transition to a relief role in 2013, Hunter has tossed 229 frames and compiled a 3.30 ERA, 6.96 K/9, 1.77 BB/9 and 45 percent grounder rate.
Go out this offseason and sign or trade for some starting pitching!! The bullpen can’t carry you all year
Matt Harvey for Adam Jones? 😉
You are kidding right?
This has got to be a joke. No GM could ever be dumb enough to do that deal
I’d trade Hunter Harvey for Matt Harvey.
Void Davis’s contract on “medical issues” then go sign the best free agent sp out there. Then get whatever you need together for a trade for another SP. then cut boldo sticko. Resign Trumbo. Get Brian McCann or Kurt Suzuki for catcher. As much as it might hurt I say sign Chapman for cheap. Then go and get Valencia (free agent? I didn’t check.) 1.tillman 2. Gausman 3 Gallardo 4 free agent SP 5.trade SP. put bundgy back in bullpen and use him for spot starts or to eat up 3 or 4 innings.
That Davis contract is scary bad, and having gallardo as your 3 is not good. He should be the 5th starter on a bad team
Bundy has made 9 career starts at the MLB level and you want to give up on the former #1 prospect in all of baseball. It is a learning process. Also you can’t void contracts for medical issues. Chapman will by no means be cheap.
It always cracks me up when I see people post stuff like that. My other is when they want to trade someone for draft picks.