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Mets' Tommy Hunter: Back with Mets
Hunter agreed to a minor-league contract with the Mets on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports
The veteran right-hander had a throwing showcase Friday for scouts from multiple teams, and it didn't take long for him to reach a deal. Hunter was with the Mets in 2021 but was limited to four appearances by a back injury, which eventually required surgery. He last saw significant action back in 2020 with the Phillies and had a 4.01 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 25:6 K:BB across 24.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Tommy Hunter: Healthy, throwing for teams
Hunter (back) threw for scouts for multiple teams Friday in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
The 35-year-old righty reliever is seemingly back to full health after he didn't see any game action from late May onward last season due to a back injury that ultimately required surgery. According to Ghiroli, Hunter's fastball hit 95 miles per hour on multiple occasions during Friday's throwing session, putting him roughly in line with his pre-surgery velocity levels. Hunter will likely have to settle for a minor-league deal with an organization and prove his health over several appearances at the Triple-A level before getting another look in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Tommy Hunter: Traded to Tampa Bay
Hunter (back) was traded from the Mets to the Rays along with Matthew Dyer on Friday, with Rich Hill going the other way, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Hunter is presumably included in the deal as a salary dump. He's been out with back pain since late May, with reports from earlier this week indicating he may not pitch again this season. He'll be a free agent this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Status in doubt
Hunter (back) may not pitch again this season, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
The veteran right-hander has been on the shelf since mid-May with a back injury, and he was shifted to the 60-day injured list in June. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but Hunter apparently hasn't made much progress in his recovery and will have a tough time rejoining the Mets during the second half.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Shifts to 60-day injured list
Hunter (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
Hunter has been out since late May due to lower-back soreness. The issue is evidently serious enough to keep him out past the All-Star break. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Mets to add Nick Tropeano, who was claimed off waivers in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Back recovering well
Hunter (back) has been moving better in recent days and may return sooner than expected, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
The Mets' concern over Hunter's injury was largely driven by his history of back issues, according to manager Luis Rojas. The reliever is first eligible to return from the injured list Saturday and that remains a legitimate possibility due to his encouraging progress.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Out with back injury
Hunter landed on the 10-day injured list with lower-back pain Friday.
Hunter has made four appearances for the Mets this season, throwing eight scoreless innings while allowing just four hits, though his 6:3 K:BB isn't particularly impressive. The transaction was backdated to Wednesday, so Hunter can return a week from Saturday if he's healthy. Yennsy Diaz was recalled in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Opening bullpen game
Hunter will be the first pitcher on the mound for what's expected to be a bullpen game Saturday against the Diamondbacks, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Hunter hasn't started a game since 2012. He's unlikely to pitch deep into Saturday's game, as he hasn't recorded more than six outs in an appearance since 2013. Joey Lucchesi and Trevor Hildenberger are the top candidates to follow him out of the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Contract selected by Mets
Hunter's contract was selected by the Mets on Thursday.
Hunter served as a non-roster invitee this spring and will join the major-league roster after Jordan Yamamoto was sent down and Carlos Carrasco (hamstring) was placed on the 60-day injured list. The veteran made 24 relief appearances for the Phillies last year, posting a 4.01 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 24.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Back with Mets
Hunter signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Tuesday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
The 34-year-old was in camp as a non-roster invitee before being released last week, but he agreed to a new minors deal with the Mets on Tuesday. Hunter had a 4.01 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 25:6 K:BB over 24.2 innings for the Phillies last season.... See More ... See Less
Tommy Hunter: Heads to free agency
Hunter was released by the Mets on Thursday.
The veteran righty joined the Mets as a non-roster invitee prior to camp but had an opt-out in his contract in the event that he didn't earn a roster spot. He evidently wasn't going to break camp in the big-league bullpen, so he'll now look for work elsewhere.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Tommy Hunter: Receives camp invite from Mets
Hunter signed a minor-league contract with the Mets on Sunday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training.
The veteran right-hander spent 2020 in Philadelphia and had a solid season with a 4.01 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 25:6 K:BB over 24.2 innings. Hunter has a 3.24 ERA since converting to a full-time reliever in 2013 and should be able to crack the Mets' Opening Day roster with a decent showing in spring training.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Tommy Hunter: Notches first save
Hunter struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
The veteran right-hander picked up his first save of the season Saturday, as typical ninth-inning option Hector Neris worked during Friday's doubleheader and Brandon Workman has surrendered five runs over his last three outings. Hunter has mostly been working as a setup man this season and has eight holds, a 4.29 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP and 20:5 K:BB over 21 innings.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Tommy Hunter: Getting more work as setup man
Hunter gave up one hit and struck out one over 1.1 scoreless innings en route to claiming his third hold of the season Tuesday in the Phillies' 8-3 win over the Nationals.
The Phillies eased Hunter into action to begin the season after he arrived late to summer camp following a positive COVID-19 test. Though he was included on the Opening Day roster, his initial appearances came mostly in low-leverage spots, but Hunter has since emerged as one of manager Joe Girardi's more trusted setup men. He's collected all three of his holds over his last five appearances, during which he's yielded one run over six innings while striking out five.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Tommy Hunter: Reports to camp
Hunter (illness) reported to the Phillies' summer camp Friday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The veteran right-hander has been absent from camp after testing positive for COVID-19, but he's apparently recovered and cleared the league's protocols. Hunter is expected to work in middle relief and see occasional high-leverage action, but he may need some extra time to reach game readiness with only a week until Opening Day.... See More ... See Less
Phillies' Tommy Hunter: Working back from positive test
Hunter is working through league protocols to rejoin his teammates after previously testing positive for COVID-19, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
It was reported previously that Hunter was on the COVID-19 injured list, though placement on that list doesn't necessarily mean the player had tested positive themselves. In Hunter's case, he had, but he's seemingly on his way back. He'll have to test negative twice and be completely past his symptoms before he's able to return to workouts.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 250 lbs|
|Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|