Hembree (1-1) earned the win in relief Sunday against the Cardinals after tossing a scoreless eighth inning, striking out two.
Hembree finally recorded a scoreless outing after a woeful stretch in which he allowed 10 earned runs across six innings over six appearances. His ERA has ballooned to 5.40 following that stretch, but this outing might be the one that will boost his confidence to rediscover his early-season form.
Hembree pitched a perfect 12th inning, allowing an unearned run to earn the save in the win over the Rockies on Saturday.
Hembree retired all three batters he faced Saturday. The runner on second (part of the new extra-innings rule) was able to advance and score, but the Reds had a two-run lead to work with, allowing Hembree to pick up his first save of the season. The 32-year-old normally doesn't get the call in save situations, but this was unique in extra innings. He is pitching lights-out this year, with 9.2 scoreless frames and a 0.31 WHIP. If he can continue with these numbers, he may find himself in higher-stress situations down the road.
Hembree pitched the final inning in the Reds' 10-inning win over the Pirates on Wednesday, retiring all three batters he faced.
Since joining the Reds, Hembree has thrown 7.2 innings without allowing any earned runs, striking out eight while walking only two. He might be working his way into manager David Bell's trust into higher-leverage situations.
Hembree had his contract selected by the Reds on Friday.
The 32-year-old joined Cincinnati on a minor-league deal during the offseason and failed to make the Opening Day roster, but he'll join the team three weeks into the season. Hembree could carve out a worthwhile role for the Reds given the team's bullpen struggles so far this season.
The Reds reassigned Hembree to their minor-league camp Monday.
Hembree wasn't able to earn a spot in the Reds' Opening Day bullpen after turning in a 1.42 ERA over seven spring outings. A veteran right-hander with 271 career regular-season appearances on his resume, Hembree could request his release and pursue opportunities elsewhere if a promotion to the big club doesn't appear imminent early on this season.
Hembree signed a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training with the Reds on Monday.
Hembree was released by Cleveland on Saturday after posting an 8:6 K:BB with the team across 6.1 innings this spring. He'll now try to earn a role in the Reds' bullpen, though he's unlikely to gain any high-leverage work even if he makes the team.
Hembree was released by Cleveland on Saturday.
Hembree was let go after being informed that he wasn't going to make the team's Opening Day roster. He'll look to find a bullpen spot elsewhere but may have to settle for a minor-league deal, as he's coming off a year in which he allowed 19 earned runs in 19 innings.
Hembree was reassigned to Cleveland's minor-league camp Thursday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Hembree was in camp as a non-roster invitee but won't be winning an Opening Day roster spot. He only allowed one earned run in 6.1 innings of work this spring while striking out eight batters, but he also walked six.
Hembree (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Indians on Wednesday that includes an invitation to major-league camp, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The 32-year-old will receive $1.25 million plus incentives if he cracks the big-league roster. Hembree had a 3.86 ERA for the Red Sox during 2019, but he struggled in 2020 with a 9.00 ERA over 19 innings between the Red Sox and Phillies before suffering an elbow strain late in the year. There's been no indication he shouldn't be ready for the start of spring training.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/15||@ MIL||W 2-1||0.2||1||0||1||2|
|06/14||@ MIL||W 10-2||1.0||0||0||0||3|
|06/13||vs COL||W 6-2||1.0||1||1||1||2|
|06/09||vs MIL||W 7-3||1.1||2||1||0||2|
|06/06||@ STL||W 8-7||1||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|06/04||@ STL||W 6-4||1.0||1||2||1||2|
|06/01||vs PHI||L 3-17||0.1||2||2||1||1|
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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|