Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:34:06 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles tendered contracts to six of their arbitration-eligible players Monday, Dec. 2: C Matt Wieters, 1B Chris Davis, SP Tommy Hunter, SP Bud Norris, SP Brian Matusz and P Troy Patton. They also re-signed 1B Steve Pearce.
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 00:47:42 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles have listened to offers for CL Jim Johnson but no firm talks of a deal with any team have been disclosed. Should Johnson be dealt, RPs Tommy Hunter and Darren O'Day have been discussed as replacements, but the team values O'Day as more of a setup specialist.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:39:41 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Tommy Hunter, not RP Jim Johnson, recorded the save over the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, Aug. 21, recording the final out of the inning after following RPs Darren O'Day and Brian Matusz. Manager Buck Showalter indicated that he was trying to stay away from Johnson, who had warmed up two or three days in a row and pitched Tuesday, Aug. 20. "Oh, sure, you can read it," Showalter said. "We've got 30-something games. We're going to put our best foot forward every night. Jimmy's our best option, one of them. I'm glad we've got more than one good option. We've got a lot of good options and we'll continue to make use of them."
Fantasy Tip: Hunter deserves to be added if you're looking for saves. Johnson is probably still Showalter's preference in the ninth for the long term, though. Francisco Rodriguez (groin) is battling a nagging injury and could also vulture a few saves while Johnson is vulnerable right now.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:48:31 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Jim Johnson will remain the club's closer, said manager Buck Showalter on Thursday, Aug. 15. The manager was asked if RP Francisco Rodriguez could get an opportunity to pitch in the ninth inning, and he responded, "I don't foresee that."
Fantasy Tip: The O's have dealt with Johnson's failures on and off all season, so at some point they have to consider a change. It's not clear if K-Rod wouldn't get a chance just because Showalter may favor others or because he's loyal to Johnson. The likelihood is the latter, but Tommy Hunter and Darren O'Day would have to receive consideration as well in the event of a demotion of Johnson.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 08:31:06 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Jim Johnson leads the American League with 39 saves this year, but he's also blown nine saves, including two in each of the last two nights. Johnson has five losses stemming from those nine blown saves, and he's lost two others he entered when the score was tied. The Orioles' bullpen is 20-18 overall, with Johnson sitting at 3-7. Johnson blew four saves in six outings in May but then rattled off 12 straight save conversions and gave up just one run over 14 outings. It looks like manager Buck Showalter will continue to stick with Johnson for now.
Fantasy Tip: Perhaps the reason Showalter hasn't demoted Johnson from the closer's role is because of the lack of proven closing options in the bullpen. Tommy Hunter has pitched extremely well in relief this year and is probably the most deserving of the opportunity if Showalter decides to shake things up at this juncture.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 08:58:15 -0700
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said RP Tommy Hunter was not available to pitch Friday, July 5, and may not be available to pitch Saturday, July 6.
Sat, 22 Jun 2013 17:52:22 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Tommy Hunter said he has not been using his two-seam fastball as often since becoming a relief pitcher and is using mostly a four-seam fastball, cutter and curveball. Hanson said he does use his two-seam fastball against left-handed hitters every once and a while.
Mon, 27 May 2013 12:06:43 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Tommy Hunter (hand) underwent X-rays on his bruised hand Sunday, May 26, but they came back negative. He was not available to pitch Monday, May 27, but hopes to be available Tuesday, May 28.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:36:05 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles optioned SP Kevin Gausman to Double-A Bowie and reassigned 1B Travis Ishikawa to minor league camp. RP Tommy Hunter has made the team as a reliever.
Fantasy Tip: Gausman really impressed the team this spring, and he'll be closely monitored in the minors this year. You should monitor him closely, as well, if you're in a keeper league. He's a candidate to be a September call-up this year.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:34:53 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles avoided arbitration with SP Tommy Hunter Monday, Jan. 14, by agreeing to a one-year, $1.82 million deal. He made $493,500 last season. The team is also expected to reach a deal with RP Brian Matusz to avoid salary arbitration. Matusz will have four years of arbitration as a Super 2 player.