Wed, 12 Jul 2006 19:06:36 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Chris Hammond has cleared waivers, and become a free agent, according to USAToday.com.
Fri, 30 Jun 2006 13:05:54 -0700
The Associated Press reports Cincinnati Reds RP Chris Hammond was designated for assignment.
Sun, 14 May 2006 12:25:37 -0700
With Cincinnati Reds RP Kent Mercker (elbow) landing on the 15-day disabled list, RP Chris Hammond is expected to get an expanded role in the bullpen, according to the Associated Press. Hammond, who has an 8.38 ERA in 11 appearances over 9-2/3 innings, had usually faced only a few batters at a time.
Thu, 20 Apr 2006 23:27:02 -0700
Updating a previous item, Cincinnati.Reds.MLB.com reports Cincinnati Reds RP Chris Hammond (flu) took a commercial flight and met the club in Milwaukee on Thursday, April 21. Hammond, who was up all night before the April 20 game due to stomach flu, reported that he felt much better.
Thu, 20 Apr 2006 00:26:36 -0700
The Dayton Daily News reports Cincinnati Reds RP Chris Hammond (flu) was sent home following a visit to the trainer's office before the team's game on Wednesday, April 19. Asked if Hammond would be on the charter to Milwaukee for a series with the Brewers, Reds manager Jerry Narron said "If he's sick, I hope not. But I do hope he can join us in Milwaukee."
Tue, 11 Apr 2006 20:22:47 -0700
The Cincinnati Post's Marc Lancaster reports Cincinnati Reds RP Chris Hammond has had a brutal start to his 2006 season. He had a 189.00 ERA after allowing seven of eight batters faced to reach base and then seeing them all end up scoring. Also, all three inherited runners he tried to keep stranded have scored.
Thu, 23 Mar 2006 00:52:37 -0800
The Dayton Daily News' Hal McCoy reports a closer by committee approach may be used in Cincinnati. Reds MAN Jerry Narron has not indicated which pitcher will be utilized as a stopper in the ninth inning. "If Kent Mercker or David Weathers are available, they're in there," he said. "If neither are available, then it is who is available. I go right down the line from Todd Coffey to Brian Shackelford to Chris Hammond to Matt Belisle or Ryan Wagner or Mike Burns, if they are with us."
Tue, 20 Dec 2005 21:00:46 -0800
Updating an earlier item, Reds.MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports Cincinnati Reds RP Chris Hammond's one-year deal is worth $800,000, while the mutual option for 2007 is worth $2 million. The buyout cost for the option escalates depending on number of appearances.
Tue, 20 Dec 2005 13:18:38 -0800
The Associated Press reports the Cincinnati Reds signed RP Chris Hammond (Padres) to a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2007.
Sun, 02 Oct 2005 14:56:37 -0700
Sandy Burgin, of Padres.MLB.com, reports San Diego Padres RP Chris Hammond (groin) might have a hernia that would keep him out of the divisional playoff roster.