Jesse Hahn slotted in as the second starter in the Athletics' rotation coming out of spring training last season, and despite a lack of strikeouts, he performed like a No. 2 starter. Over 16 starts, Hahn registered a 3.35 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, doing a superb job of avoiding extra-base hits. His season was cut short in early July when he went on the disabled list with a forearm strain. He is not a given to return in time for spring training, and if he doesn't, that is a major red flag. If healthy, Hahn is worth a late-round pick in standard mixed leagues.
A's manager Bob Melvin said recently that Hahn (forearm) will enter spring training completely healthy, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. The elbow and forearm issues that Hahn dealt with over the second half of last year inevitably led to speculation of a second Tommy John surgery, but it seems the club's cautious approach paid off. That doesn't mean the injury concerns will go away anytime soon, though, as Hahn's health history and the arm stress created by his signature curveball are both red flags. If indeed healthy, Hahn should compete for a rotation spot in spring training.
Athletics pitcher Jesse Hahn (forearm) played catch from 60 feet Tuesday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports. There was some fear that Hahn, who has already had one Tommy John surgery, was headed for another such procedure, so the fact that he is throwing pain-free is reassuring. Look for him to continue his rehab from his forearm strain through the winter and to compete for a spot in the rotation during spring training.
Athletics starter Jesse Hahn, who has been sidelined for a month with a forearm strain has yet to resume throwing and could be shut down for the year, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The team is avoiding rushing him back considering he has already undergone Tommy John surgery. If Hahn is indeed done, he will end the season 6-6 with a 3.35 ERA.
The Athletics have shut pitcher Jesse Hahn down for a month, per the SF Chronicle. Hahn is on the disabled list with a forearm strain. He will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection on Tuesday of next week. Hahn's forearm is still inflamed, but the UCL is intact.
The Athletics may be without right-hander Jesse Hahn for a while. Hahn was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday because of a forearm strain. Now, general manager Billy Beane has said the team could be facing a "somewhat extended stay" on the DL for Hahn. "We're going to be conservative with Jesse," Beane said, per the Bay Area News Group. "And the tough thing with is starters is once they're shut down, it take a while to build back up. So it'll be longer rather than shorter." Chris Bassitt is already expected to start for Hahn on July 25--which is the next time the A's will need a fifth starter. But it appears Hahn's absence could go beyond that one start.