Hahn agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Royals on Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
He will avoid arbitration with the Royals and will hit the open market after the 2021 season. Hahn logged a 0.52 ERA, 0.69 WHIP and 19:8 K:BB in 17.1 innings (18 appearances) out of the bullpen last season and should compete for a high-leverage role in camp.
Hahn fired one scoreless inning Sunday as he earned the save against the Tigers. He allowed no hits and one walk while striking out three.
Hahn was dominant throughout the 2020 season as he allowed just one run over 17.1 relief innings. During his final three outings, he was rewarded with a win and two saves. Although he had a small sample during the abbreviated season, the 31-year-old could compete for a fairly prominent role in the bullpen in 2021.
Hahn pitched a scoreless ninth inning with one walk and two strikeouts to earn the save in Friday's 3-2 win over the Tigers.
Hahn walked Niko Goodrum, but whiffed Brandon Dixon and Eric Haase after that to escape the danger. It was Hahn's second save of the season to go with five holds, a 0.55 ERA and 0.67 WHIP in 16.1 innings. With Greg Holland (oblique) on the injured list to close out the year, Hahn could be in the mix if any save opportunities arise over the last two days of the season.
Hahn struck out the only two batters he faced to record the save during Saturday's 9-6 win over the White Sox.
Ian Kennedy began the ninth inning with a 9-3 lead, but he surrendered three runs (two earned) before getting lifted with an apparent injury, allowing Hahn the chance to notch the first save of his career in clean-up duty. Hahn has been solid in limited action for the Royals this season, allowing one hit with a 7:3 K:BB across five innings. The 31-year-old had never even recorded a hold in his career prior to Saturday, and he's unlikely to be a factor for the closer's role even after the departure of Trevor Rosenthal.
The Royals reinstated Hahn (personal) from the paternity list Wednesday.
Kansas City will designate Hahn as its 29th man for Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Reds, and since he doesn't have any minor-league options remaining, the Royals will likely bump someone else off the active roster at the conclusion of the twin bill. Hahn has yet to make his 2020 debut after he left the team shortly before the conclusion of summer camp due to the unexpected death of his mother.
The Royals reinstated Hahn (personal) from the restricted list Monday and transferred him to the paternity list, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
The transaction will result in Hahn moving back on to the 40-man roster, but it otherwise won't impact his timeline for rejoining the big club. Hahn has yet to make his 2020 debut after leaving the team shortly before the conclusion of summer camp following the passing of his mother.
Royals manager Mike Matheny said Monday that he expects Hahn (personal) to report to the team's alternate training site to resume workouts soon, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Hahn left the team days before its season opener following the passing of his mother. The Royals are giving the right-hander as much time as he needs to tend to the personal matter, so Matheny was unwilling to pinpoint a target date for Hahn's return to team activities. He remains on the restricted list and won't count against the 40-man roster until he's activated.
Hahn (personal) was placed on the bereavement list Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Hahn will be away from the Royals for some time while he mourns the unexpected death of his mother.
Hahn is not with the Royals for personal reasons, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Hahn is away from the team tending to a personal matter, which explains why he was scratched from his scheduled start in Wednesday's exhibition against the Cardinals. It's unclear when the right-hander will rejoin the team.
Hahn may have been on the outside looking in on a spot on the Royals' 26-man roster when camp was suspended, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Flanagan suggests that Hahn was competing with nine other pitchers for the ninth and final spot in the Opening Day bullpen. While Hahn is out of minor-league options, so is Randy Rosario, and Rosario was the better pitcher this spring. Hahn gave up seven earned runs with three walks and three strikeouts in five innings.
Hahn signed a one-year major-league contract with the Royals on Friday.
The Royals non-tendered Hahn at the start of the month but will wind up bringing him back on a big-league deal. He'll make $600,000 this season, with the possibility to earn a further $200,000 in incentives, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. Elbow issues have limited him to just 4.2 innings at the major-league level over the last two seasons. He owns a 5.89 ERA since the start of the 2016 campaign.
Hahn was non-tendered by the Royals on Monday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
Hahn will head to free agency after failing to come to terms on a new deal. He pitched in just four games for the Royals during the 2019 season, allowing seven runs while striking out seven over 4.2 innings.
Hahn (0-1) was charged with the loss against the Athletics on Wednesday, surrendering one run on one hit and two walks with a pair of strikeouts while recording just two outs.
Hahn came into a scoreless game in the 11th inning and allowed a leadoff walk to Jurickson Profar. After back-to-back strikeouts of Marcus and Semien and Matt Chapman (with a stolen base by Profar wedged between), Hahn intentionally walked Matt Olson. Matt Canha then smacked a walkoff double, scoring Profar and leaving Hahn with his first loss of the year. The 30-year-old came off the injured list on Sep. 3 after undergoing UCL surgery last August. He now owns an 8.10 ERA and 2.40 WHIP over four appearances this season.
Hahn (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday.
Hahn has finally worked his way back from last August's UCL repair surgery. He hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2017, but he's ready to go after allowing one run in 3.2 rehab innings.
Hahn (elbow) has been throwing live batting practice in Arizona, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Hahn is still on the mend from surgery on his right UCL, but he's closing in on a rehab assignment. He remains without a timetable for a return, though he'll likely need a lengthy rehab assignment.
Hahn (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
This is simply procedural, as Hahn is already expected to remain sidelined until June while recovering from surgery he underwent in August to repair the UCL in his right elbow. The right-hander will likely remain at the Royals' spring training facility after camp concludes to continue his rehab.
Hahn (elbow) will likely remain at the Royals' spring training facility after camp concludes and could be on the injured list until June, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
The delayed start to Hahn's season doesn't come as a major surprise after he required surgery in August to repair the UCL in his right elbow. While his procedure wasn't quite on the same level of a Tommy John surgery, it nonetheless requires a rehab period of several months and will put him well behind his fellow pitchers this spring. Hahn should still be able to begin some sort of throwing schedule during camp and could be ready to head out on a minor-league rehab assignment in May.
Hahn (elbow) inked a one-year contract with Kansas City on Thursday.
The deal is reportedly worth $800,000 and Hahn will avoid arbitration. It's unclear whether Hahn will be ready for spring training following surgery to repair his UCL near the end of August, but he didn't pitch in the major leagues last year. He made 14 appearances (13 starts) for the Royals in 2017, accruing a 5.30 ERA and 1.51 WHIP with 55 punchouts over 69.2 frames.
Hahn (elbow) underwent UCL "repair" surgery and he'll need at least six months until returning to action, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic Kansas City reports.
Hahn had been rehabbing from a right UCL strain suffered in March, and he'd progressed to Triple-A Omaha prior to the procedure. If all goes well in his recovery process, Hahn will likely be ready for the beginning of spring training.
Hahn (elbow) transferred his rehab assignment to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday. He faced three batters, striking out two and giving up a base hit.
Hahn's rehab assignment had been shut down for more than a week before he returned to action Tuesday, but it's not clear if his absence was the result of a setback or pre-planned rest. In any case, Hahn has now made six appearances in the minors, covering no more than 1.2 innings in any of those outings. The light workloads suggest that Hahn, who has made all but three of his 53 appearances in the big leagues as starter, is likely being groomed for a bullpen role once he's activated from the 60-day disabled list.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/27||vs DET||W 3-1||1||1.0||0||0||1||3|
|09/25||vs DET||W 3-2||1||1.0||0||0||1||2|
|09/24||vs DET||W 8-7||1||1.1||0||0||0||0|
|09/21||vs STL||W 4-1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|09/19||@ MIL||L 0-5||1.2||0||0||0||2|
|09/16||@ DET||W 4-0||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|09/12||vs PIT||W 7-4||0.2||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2012||ASX-Hudson Valley Renega||52.0||14||14||0||2||2||0||55||15||38||2.77||1.019|
|2013||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||67.0||19||19||0||2||1||0||63||18||55||2.15||1.090|
|2014||AA-San Antonio Missions||42.1||13||10||0||2||1||0||38||15||34||1.92||1.164|
|2018||AAX-Northwest Arkansas N||3.1||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||0.00||1.290|
|2018||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||0.2||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||1||0.00||5.000|
|2019||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||2.2||3||2||0||0||1||0||4||2||2||4.09||1.818|