Jason Hammel
    Jason Hammel
    Jason Hammel
    Healthy
    -- | Free Agent
    Bats / Throws -- / --
    Date of Birth 9/2/1982
    From Greenville, SC
    College Treasure Valley CC
    Drafted 2002 - Rd 10
    Salary --
    Nationality United States USA
    2018 Season
    SV
    0
    --
    WHIP
    1.63
    --
    ERA
    6.02
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws -- / --
    Date of Birth 9/2/1982
    From Greenville, SC
    College Treasure Valley CC
    Drafted 2002 - Rd 10
    Salary --
    Nationality United States USA
    RotowireMar 22, 12:54p ET

    News

    Hammel was told Friday he'd made the Rangers' Opening Day roster, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

    Impact

    The Rangers have yet to officially add Hammel to the 40-man roster, but that transaction should be coming some time in the next few days. Hammel is expected to open the season in the bullpen, but he has 298 starts under his belt so far in his big-league career, and he could be one of the first pitchers called upon should injuries strike the Rangers' injury-prone rotation. The 36-year-old posted ERAs of 5.29 and 6.02 in the last two seasons while calling the pitchers' paradise of Kauffman Stadium home, so expectations should be low for him this year at hitter-friendly Globe Life Park.

    RotowireMar 16, 9:34a ET

    News

    Hammel said he will not go to the minors if he doesn't make the Rangers' roster, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. "I certainly won't go to Triple-A," Hammel said after firing four scoreless innings Friday. "This is a grind. If it requires me to go home, I know my family is waiting for me and has been for a while. I'm more than willing to go home and spend time with them."

    Impact

    Hammel's allowed just one run on four hits and two walks while striking out 10 over 8.2 Cactus League innings. The Rangers already have a projected rotation, so Hammel could stick around as a long reliever/spot starter, and he could be the first option should one of the three starters coming back from Tommy John surgery falter.

    RotowireMar 5, 11:19p ET

    News

    Hammel made his debut for the Rangers, throwing two scoreless innings in Tuesday's game against Oakland.

    Impact

    Hammel signed late in the offseason and is behind others at this stage, though manager Chris Woodward told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that he has time to compete for a job. Hammel has made 298 career starts and is being stretched out in camp, but Woodward said he's competing for a spot in the Rangers' bullpen.