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December 2, 2019 01:36 PM
Nationals' Hunter Strickland: Staying with Nationals
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Strickland signed a one-year contract with the Nationals on Monday, avoiding arbitration, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Strickland accumulated a career-worst 5.55 ERA with 18 strikeouts over 24.1 innings with the Mariners and Nationals in 2019, but he'll return to Washington's bullpen next season without having to face arbitration. Sean Doolittle will likely remain as the closer in 2020, but Strickland could serve as a late reliever if he can bring his production closer to the 2.91 ERA he posted over his first five seasons in the majors.

October 11, 2019 04:20 PM
Nationals' Hunter Strickland: Left off NLCS roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland is not on the Nationals' NLCS roster.

Strickland pitched twice in the NLDS, giving up four runs (including three home runs) in two innings of work. Javy Guerra and Roenis Elias have been added to the roster to replace Strickland and Daniel Hudson (paternity leave).

August 30, 2019 02:44 PM
Nationals' Hunter Strickland: Back from paternity leave
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland returned from the paternity list Friday.

Strickland was away from the team for three days for the birth of his daughter. He returns to Washington for the stretch run, where he owns a 1.64 ERA in 11 innings since a deadline-day trade from Seattle.

August 27, 2019 12:48 PM
Nationals' Hunter Strickland: Move to paternity list official
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals officially placed Strickland (personal) on the paternity list Tuesday, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

Strickland left the team after Sunday's series finale against the Cubs and celebrated the birth of his second child Monday. He'll be able to spend the next three days with his family before rejoining the Nationals.

August 27, 2019 10:52 AM
Nationals' Hunter Strickland: Headed for paternity leave
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Nationals are expected to place Strickland on the paternity list Tuesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Strickland announced Monday via a post on his personal Instagram account that his wife gave birth to his daughter, Brylee, so his move to the paternity list comes as little surprise. The reliever will be able to spend up to three days away from the team, so he's not expected to rejoin the Nationals until Friday's series opener versus the Marlins. The Nationals plan to call up catcher Spencer Kieboom from Double-A Harrisburg to fill Strickland's spot on the active roster.

August 20, 2019 06:40 PM
Nationals' Hunter Strickland: Appears available
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland (face) was spotted playing catch in the outfield prior to Tuesday's game against the Pirates and should be available to pitch if needed, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Strickland was sent for X-rays after being hit in the face with a bar in the weight room Tuesday; however, he appears to have avoided a significant injury. He was also seen signing autographs after the throwing session, per Zuckerman, which would seem to further indicate that he's fine.

August 20, 2019 05:24 PM
Nationals' Hunter Strickland: Involved in freak accident
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland is headed for X-rays after an accident in the weight room Tuesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

According to Dougherty's report, Strickland was hit in the face by a bar, and his nose was bandaged as he headed for further testing. His availability for Tuesday night's matchup against Pittsburgh is up in the air at this point.

August 18, 2019 12:36 PM
Nationals' Hunter Strickland: Could get saves with Doolittle out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland will be part of a closer-by-committee situation while Sean Doolittle (knee) is on the 10-day injured list, Jamal Collier of reports.

Doolittle is not expected to be sidelined for long. Manager Dave Martinez said he will play matchups in the ninth inning while he is without his closer. Strickland, Daniel Hudson and Fernando Rodney are options to close while Doolittle is out.

August 17, 2019 11:48 AM
Nationals' Hunter Strickland: Gets first win as Nat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland (1-1) gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless eighth inning to earn the win over the Brewers on Friday.

The right-hander has been sharp in limited action since joining the Nats' bullpen, posting a 1.50 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 5:1 K:BB over six innings with a win and four holds. Fernando Rodney is the top setup man for Sean Doolittle right now, but if the 42-year-old falters, Strickland and Daniel Hudson seem more than capable of picking up the slack.

July 31, 2019 08:12 PM
Nationals' Hunter Strickland: Traded to Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland was traded from the Mariners to the Nationals in exchange for Aaron Fletcher on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of reports.

Strickland becomes the third reliever the Nationals acquired at the deadline after the team previously picked up Daniel Hudson and Roenis Elias. Strickland missed most of the season with a lat injury and has thrown just a single inning since returning from the injured list. He had been the primary candidate for saves in Seattle but won't be picking up any in Washington unless Sean Doolittle gets injured.

July 29, 2019 11:08 AM
Mariners' Hunter Strickland: Impressive in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland, activated from the 60-day injured list earlier in the day, fired a perfect eighth inning in an extra-inning win over the Tigers on Sunday. He did not record a strikeout or issue a walk.

Strickland's long-awaited return could hardly have gone better, as the right-hander needed just nine pitches to notch his three outs. The veteran had last been on a big-league hill back on March 29 against the Red Sox, so he presumably has no shortage of rust to knock off. However, after a few outings to get back into the swing of things, it's expected Strickland will gradually return to ninth-inning work in a closer timeshare, at minimum, with Roenis Elias.

July 28, 2019 02:48 PM
Mariners' Hunter Strickland: Makes return from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Mariners activated Strickland (lat) from the 60-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against the Tigers.

Strickland will rejoin the big club for the first time since late March after recovering from a Grade 2 lat strain. Before getting hurt, Strickland had served as Seattle's closer, notching three saves in four chances. Due to his lengthy layoff, Strickland will likely be eased back into Seattle's late-inning mix, but he should have a good chance of eventually unseating Roenis Elias as the team's primary closer. Elias has converted 13 saves in 15 chances on the season but owns an underwhelming 4.60 ERA (4.77 FIP) and 1.27 WHIP across 45 innings, affording him little job security.

July 28, 2019 11:04 AM
Mariners' Hunter Strickland: Clears final hurdle to activation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland (lat) passed his medical exam Friday and will be activated from the injured list Sunday or early in the week, Greg Johns of reports.

The veteran reliever is on the cusp of a long-awaited return after Friday's developments, and if his minor-league rehab performances are any indication, Strickland will be a welcome addition to the Mariners relief corps. Roenis Elias has done a serviceable job as a closer, converting 13 of 15 save opportunities but also generating an elevated 4.60 ERA. Strickland will presumably give Elias more downtime while potentially serving as the right-handed side of a ninth-inning platoon alongside his southpaw teammate. Strickland generated a 3.00 ERA and posted a 4:1 K:BB across three innings over three rehab outings.

July 26, 2019 08:12 PM
Mariners' Hunter Strickland: Targeting weekend activation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland (lat) struck out two across a perfect inning Thursday night at Triple-A Tacoma, and if he passes his medical exam Friday, he's expected to be activated from the 60-day injured list sometime over the weekend, Greg Johns of reports.

Strickland suffered a Grade 2 lat strain near the end of March, and he's been on the shelf since. He began a rehab assignment July 19 with Triple-A Tacoma, and after making three appearances, he's on the verge of a return. Strickland's activation would be a welcome sight for Seattle's bullpen.

July 24, 2019 05:56 PM
Mariners' Hunter Strickland: Another rehab outing on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland (lat) will make at least one more rehab appearance with Triple-A Tacoma this week before the Mariners consider activating him from the 60-day injured list, Daniel Kramer of reports.

Strickland made his second rehab appearance with the affiliate Tuesday, striking out two of the five batters he faced but allowing a solo home run along with another hit. While the Mariners are encouraged with how Strickland has looked on the health front, manager Scott Servais said the reliever won't be activated until he shows more polish with his secondary pitches. Strickland previously said that he hopes to be reinstated from the IL at some point this weekend during the Mariners' home series with the Tigers, but a return next week during Seattle's road trip could be a more realistic target.

July 24, 2019 05:56 PM
Mariners' Hunter Strickland: May return next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland (lat) is expected to be activated off the 60-day injured list during the Mariners' upcoming road trip, which begins July 30 in Texas, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

Strickland began a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Tacoma and delivered a scoreless inning while reaching 98 mph with his fastball. According to Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle, the 30-year-old is scheduled to pitch again Tuesday and make one additional rehab outing before rejoining the Mariners next week.

July 21, 2019 02:32 PM
Mariners' Hunter Strickland: Works scoreless rehab outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland (lat) worked a scoreless inning while walking one in a rehab outing with Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday.

Mike Curto, Tacoma's broadcaster, reported that Strickland hit 97 and 98 mph with his fastball. That's a good sign that Strickland is healthy and nearing a return to the big-league club. The appearance was his first live action since late March, so he may still be a few outings away from factoring into Seattle's bullpen. However, once he does, he could be in consideration for save opportunities.

July 19, 2019 06:56 PM
Mariners' Hunter Strickland: Beginning rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland (lat) will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, Daniel Kramer of reports.

Strickland was cleared to throw live batting practice Wednesday, and after faring well in that throwing session, he's been given the green light to start a minor-league assignment. He's expected to make three appearances for the Rainiers and will then be activated during Seattle's weekend series with Detroit if all goes according to plan.

July 16, 2019 08:48 PM
Mariners' Hunter Strickland: Throwing live batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland (lat) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Wednesday, Greg Johns of reports.

Strickland completed a bullpen session Saturday with no restrictions and may head to the minors for a rehab assignment if all goes well Wednesday. The 30-year-old has been sidelined since late March with the Grade 2 right lat strain and figures to require multiple outings in the minors given the length of his absence.

July 14, 2019 03:08 AM
Mariners' Hunter Strickland: Strong bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Strickland (lat) threw a successful bullpen session prior to Saturday's game against the Angels, Sarah Wexler of reports. "Outstanding," said manager Scott Servais. "Looked really, really good. I went down and watched it myself. He threw 25 pitches, no reservations, did not hold back at all. The ball was coming out hot, and the breaking ball was really good as well."

The veteran reliever appears to finally be over the hump in his recovery, and as previously reported, he'll now progress to throwing live batting practice. That session will unfold at Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday, and if all goes well, it's likely Strickland sticks around with the Rainiers for a rehab assignment of to-be-determined duration.

Situational Stats
vs St. Louis 0.100 27.00010
vs LHB 9.000 11.00052
vs RHB 15.100 2.350316
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Pitching Stats
2013SF00 ---0000000.00000000
2014SF10 0.00900011 7.05000009
2015SF33 2.455500002 51.1341414421050
2016SF33 3.107200038 61.0502121421957
2017SF43 2.646800013 61.1592018422958
2018SF35 3.97490001418 45.1432520512137
2019SEA-WAS21 5.552800023 24.122151563818
2020WAS00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 1615 3.162810002135 250.12139588231087229
Batting Stats
2014SF9000000000 --- --- ---
2015SF55100000100 .000 .000 .000
2016SF72000000000 --- --- ---
2017SF68000000000 --- --- ---
2018SF49000000000 --- --- ---
2019SEA-WAS28000000000 --- --- ---
Total 281100000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
Total  2810501931021.000
More Pitching Stats
2013SF000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2014SF074 1.7501000 .20025 6.4 .2400
2015SF13857 0.7023201 .190191 8.1 .3022
2016SF36161 1.0372003 .221250 10.5 .3055
2017SF44773 0.7142013 .253268 13.2 .3652
2018SF24455 0.8520004 .247201 12.9 .4314
2019SEA-WAS02232 0.7531001 .237105 12.2 .4951
2020WAS000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 10219282 0.831892112 .2291040 11.1 .36014
Postseason Pitching Stats
2014SF10 7.56800012 8.19776028
2016SF00 0.00300000 2.21000013
2019WAS00 18.00200000 2.04443013
Total 10 7.621300012 13.014111190414
Minor League Pitching Stats
2007 R-Red Sox02 6.0496000 25.140211731422
2008 A-Lowell53 3.181510000 70.2673225511759
2009AFX-Greenville54 3.361812001 83.08539311151351
2009AFX-West Virginia42 3.7788000 43.042231835623
2010AFX-West Virginia Power04 5.8688000 43.058302865815
2010AFA-Bradenton Marauders21 4.5042000 14.01611711610
2012AFA-Bradenton Marauders22 2.98109000 45.147161556825
2012AA-Altoona Curve22 4.46230002 42.1502321531533
2013AFA-San Jose Giants10 0.86200009 21.0102211523
2014AFA-San Jose Giants00 3.0030000 3.02110007
2014AA-Richmond Flying Squi11 2.023800011 35.22510830448
2015AAA-Sacramento River Cat11 1.66150005 21.2145401325
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