Hembree (elbow) elected free agency Friday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
Hembree's time as a Phillie appeared to be over when he was waived Thursday, and he will indeed head to the open market. The Phillies may wish his time with the team never began in the first place, as he was brought in to help a struggling bullpen but only made things worse, posting a 12.54 ERA in 9.1 innings of work before suffering an elbow strain. That injury and performance will presumably suppress his market this winter, though his solid 3.90 career ERA should give him some suitors.
Hembree (elbow) was placed on outright waivers by the Phillies on Thursday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
The Phillies picked up Hembree in late August in an attempt to fix their failing bullpen, but the move didn't have the desired effect. In 9.1 innings in Philadelphia before landing on the injured list with a strained right elbow, Hembree gave up 13 runs. His injury questions and his poor 2020 campaign will certainly shrink his market should he wind up heading to free agency.
Hembree was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow strain, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
The Phillies don't believe that Hembree is dealing with any significant damage as he's experiencing an issue on the outside of his elbow, but he won't throw for five days. It's unclear whether he could be available if the Phillies qualify for the postseason. Ramon Rosso and Mickey Moniak were each recalled in corresponding moves.
Hembree (1-0) allowed a hit on 16 pitches and tossed 1.1 scoreless innings Saturday to pick up the win over the Marlins.
Hembree was called upon in the fourth frame after Spencer Howard (shoulder) was forced to leave the game early with right shoulder stiffness. Hembree induced four easy outs on 16 pitches to pick up his first win as a member of the Phillies. Despite the clean outing Saturday, Hembree has struggled with an 8.22 ERA while surrendering six home runs across 7.2 innings since being shipped to Philadelphia on Aug. 21.
Hembree was traded from the Red Sox to the Phillies on Friday in exchange for Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
Hembree and fellow reliever Brandon Workman will each head to Philadelphia. Hembree had a rough outing in his last appearance with Boston, but he's been relatively effective otherwise. The right-hander carries a 2-0 record with a 5.59 ERA and 1.24 WHIP across 9.2 innings in 11 appearances to begin the season. Hembree should provide a versatile relief option for the Phillies.
Hembree (2-0) was credited with the win over the Blue Jays on Friday. He pitched a scoreless inning.
Hembree entered after starter Ryan Weber was yanked after three innings. He's been a jackknife in the Red Sox's bullpen since the team acquired him in 2014, serving in all kinds of situations, so it's not unusual to see him enter games early, middle or late. He's allowed one run on two hits while striking out five over six appearances (6.1 innings).
Hembree is projected to be in the Opening Day bullpen, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. He's allowed seven runs (four earned) on seven hits (two home runs) and two walks while striking out four over 4.2 spring innings.
The ugly spring numbers aside, Hembree has been a reliable mid-leverage reliever since joining the Red Sox in 2014. He was limited to 39.2 innings in 2019 by a forearm and elbow injuries. He had extreme flyball tendencies in 2019, which led to a career-high 1.6 HR/9 and, coupled with a drop in velocity, could be problematic going forward.
Hembree avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $1.612 million deal with the Red Sox on Friday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Hembree was limited by forearm and elbow injuries and threw just 39.2 innings last season. He finished with a 3.86 ERA, though a 4.77 FIP gives some reason to worry heading into his age-31 season.
Hembree set down the side in order in the seventh inning of Monday's 7-4 loss to the Rays.
Hembree was activated off the injured list earlier in the day and pitched for the first time since Aug. 2. With Boston manager Alex Cora stating he'll try to stay away from certain relievers, including closer Brandon Workman, over the final week of the season, Hembree might pick up a save opportunity in the final days. He has two saves already in 2019.
Hembree (elbow) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Hembree has been on the shelf since the beginning of August with right elbow inflammation, but he's been cleared to rejoin the Red Sox ahead of Monday's series finale against the Rays after getting through a simulated game with no issues Sunday. The righty owns a 4.06 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 45:18 K:BB across 37.2 innings this season and will look to finish the year on a positive note.
Hembree (elbow) is expected to be activated Tuesday when the Red Sox begin a series against the Rangers, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Hembree, who hasn't pitched since Aug. 1, responded well after pitching a simulated game Friday. "He worked so hard to get to this point, so regardless of where they are now, he wants to pitch," manager Alex Cora said. "Obviously, if he's healthy and he's able to compete the way he is, we'll pitch him one inning or two innings, whatever it is." Cora said Hembree could serve as an opener for the series finale against the Rangers on Thursday.
Hembree (elbow) will throw a simulated game Friday and could be activated next week, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
There is not much season left, but it would be an accomplishment for Hembree to return and finish his year on a high note. He has been out since Aug. 1 but has been throwing bullpen sessions. If he returns, he would likely pitch in a low-leverage relief role.
Hembree (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Elbow inflammation has kept Hembree out of action since the start of August, but he appeared to be on the cusp of a return from the injured list until he felt soreness during a bullpen session last week. Hembree's ability to bounce back from the setback quickly and resume mound work Tuesday keeps hope alive for him to rejoin the Red Sox before the season ends. He'll likely throw a simulated game over the weekend and then potentially return to action during Boston's series in Texas that begins Sept. 24.
Hembree (elbow) had Tuesday's scheduled simulated game cancelled, leaving the next step of his rehab program uncertain, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Manager Alex Cora indicated that Hembree felt renewed soreness in his elbow coming out of his most recent bullpen session, so the right-hander will likely be shut down for at least a few more days before the Red Sox reassess his condition. With Hembree having already been on the shelf for a month and a half and with the regular-season finale just two weeks away, the 30-year-old might have already tossed his last pitch of 2019.
Hembree (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Hembree fired a successful bullpen Friday, and he's scheduled for at least one more side session before coming off the injured list, but the Red Sox haven't revealed a concrete timetable for his return at this point. Hembree has been sidelined since early August with right elbow inflammation.
Hembree (elbow) completed a bullpen session Friday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
It's Hembree's first mound work since he landed on the injured list in early August and received a PRP injection for his right elbow. According to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe, the 30-year-old is "eager" to see game action, which could happen within the next week.
Hembree (elbow) is close to beginning a throwing program, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Hembree hasn't resumed throwing since receiving a PRP injection at the beginning of August, though skipper Alex Cora stated Friday that there's a "good chance" he'll return before the end of the season. A timetable for Hembree's return should become clearer once he begins to throw.
Hembree (elbow) has yet to resume baseball activities as he's taking longer than expected to recover from a PRP injection, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Hembree received the PRP injection to address right elbow inflammation Aug. 6, but he has yet to be cleared to begin throwing in any capacity. The 29-year-old will remain without a timeline for his return until he can start a throwing program.
Hembree (elbow) received a PRP injection Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Hembree has been out with elbow inflammation since Friday. It's not yet clear how long he's expected to be out, though the injury isn't expected to be serious enough to require Tommy John surgery.
Hembree (elbow) underwent an MRI on his right elbow and was diagnosed with inflammation, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Hembree landed on the injured list earlier Friday, but the MRI cleared him of any structural damage. The 30-year-old spent time in June on the shelf with a similar injury, and according to Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe, he said the pain from that injury never fully disappeared. Hembree has no official timeline for his return but it appears he'll be sidelined longer than the 10-day minimum.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/20||vs TOR||L 3-6||1.1||4||4||1||2|
|09/18||vs TOR||W 8-7||0.1||2||2||0||0|
|09/12||@ MIA||W 12-6||1||1.1||1||0||0||0|
|09/11||@ MIA||L 3-5||0.2||1||1||0||0|
|09/08||vs BOS||L 2-5||0.2||2||1||1||2|
|09/06||@ NYM||L 1-14||0.2||1||1||0||1|
|08/31||vs WAS||W 8-6||0.1||2||2||0||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2011||AFA-San Jose Giants||24.0||26||0||0||0||0||21||44||12||16||0.75||1.167|
|2011||AA-Richmond Flying Squi||28.0||28||0||0||1||1||17||34||13||20||2.89||1.179|
|2012||AFA-San Jose Giants||5.0||5||0||0||0||0||0||7||1||0||0.00||0.200|
|2014||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||6.2||7||0||0||0||1||2||9||5||5||2.90||1.613|
|2015||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||31.2||29||0||0||0||5||8||32||10||23||2.31||1.058|
|2015||R-Gcl Red Sox||1.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.00||2.000|
|2016||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||13.1||13||0||0||0||0||8||22||3||6||0.69||0.687|
|2019||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0.00||0.000|