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November 25, 2020 02:44 PM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Dispatched to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket after clearing waivers Wednesday.

One of 16 pitchers who made a start for the Red Sox during the 60-game 2020 slate, Hall failed to earn a permanent stay in what was arguably baseball's worst rotation. He showed no form of command or control across his four appearances, walking 10 and giving up 17 hits (including two home runs) across 8.2 innings. If Hall sticks around with the organization through the end of spring training, he could fill a spot in Pawtucket's rotation.

November 20, 2020 07:32 PM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Booted from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Friday.

With Friday being the final day to protect players from the Rule 5 draft, the Red Sox needed to clear some 40-man roster spots and Hall was a casualty. The 27-year-old reliever has an 11.48 ERA in 40 MLB innings.

September 12, 2020 05:44 PM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Optioned off roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall was optioned to the Red Sox's alternate training site Friday.

Hall spent just two days on the active roster in his latest stint with the team, allowing four runs on six hits Friday against the Rays. Nathan Eovaldi (calf) returns from the injured list in a corresponding move.

September 11, 2020 10:56 AM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Recalled by Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall was recalled by the Red Sox on Thursday.

Hall was sent to the alternate camp in Pawtucket on Tuesday, but he'll return to the major-league club after Zack Godley (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday. It's unclear whether Hall will work as a starter or reliever while he's on the active roster. The southpaw has struggled to begin the season, allowing 14 runs on 11 hits and eight walks while striking out seven over 6.1 innings spanning three appearances (one start).

September 8, 2020 02:00 PM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Sent down
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall was optioned to Boston's alternate training site Tuesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

He gave up a whopping six earned runs in 1.2 innings Sunday against the Blue Jays, which punched his ticket to the alternate site. He could be back up before the end of the season if the Red Sox have need of a fresh mop-up man in the bullpen.

September 6, 2020 11:16 AM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Back with Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall was recalled from Boston's alternate training site Sunday.

Hall was brought up as the 29th man for Friday's doubleheader but was not needed on the mound. The lefty struggled mightily in two appearances early on, but the Red Sox are desperate for pitching reinforcements, especially with Andrew Triggs starting Sunday and another twin bill looming Tuesday. Robert Stock was sent down in a corresponding move.

September 4, 2020 12:00 PM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Recalled for twin bill
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall was recalled from the alternate training site to serve as the 29th man for Friday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.

The 27-year-old was on the major-league roster to begin the season but was demoted in early August after allowing eight runs on seven hits with a 5:4 K:BB across 4.2 innings. Hall should return to the alternate training site after the doubleheader.

August 6, 2020 03:16 PM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Optioned to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall was optioned to Boston's alternate training site Thursday.

Hall hasn't fared well in his two 2020 appearances, giving up a combined eight earned runs across 2.2 innings. He'll effectively be bumped from the rotation to help get the roster down to the required 28 players, with his replacement in the rotation yet to be named. Boston's pitching situation has been less-than-ideal this season, and it may be forced to turn to a bullpen game during Hall's next turn this weekend versus Toronto.

August 3, 2020 12:04 PM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Surrenders five runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall allowed five runs on four hits and two walks while striking out a pair in two innings in a no-decision versus the Yankees on Sunday.

Hall worked behind an opener, Austin Brice, in the contest. It didn't go as intended for Hall, who yielded a three-run homer to Aaron Judge in the second inning and RBI doubles to Gary Sanchez and Gio Urshela in the third. Hall hasn't pitched deeper than the third inning in either of his appearances this year, and the results have not been good. He's scheduled to face the Blue Jays on Saturday.

July 28, 2020 11:40 PM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Early exit in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall (0-1) took the loss Tuesday as the Red Sox fell 8-3 to the Mets, giving up three runs on three hits and two walks over 2.2 innings. He struck out three.

The former Tiger only lasted 51 pitches (32 strikes) and dug an early hole the Boston offense couldn't climb out of. Hall's spot in the rotation is by no means secure, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him swapped off the 30-man roster in favor of one of the team's other fringe starting candidates.

July 27, 2020 08:40 AM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Will start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Mets.

Hall will be used as the fifth starter this time through the rotation, but Ian Browne of said it's likely Boston will not have a set fifth starter early in the season.

July 19, 2020 04:56 PM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Continues to make pitch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall allowed two singles and a walk over four scoreless innings in Saturday's intrasquad game, Mark Feinsand of reports.

Hall, who is making a bid to be a starter or multi-inning reliever, was impressive against a lineup that featured Andrew Benintendi, Rafael Devers, J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts, retiring 10 of the final 11 batters he faced. "He's certainly in the mix," manager Ron Roenicke said. "That's four good innings. He's got the good curveball that everybody knows, but he's got a nice changeup -- he got J.D. out in his last at-bat on a changeup -- and he throws his fastball, when he gets it in, it's got a little cut to it." The Red Sox are still evaluating the fifth slot in the rotation, though they could decide to go with an opener and bulk-inning relievers.

July 13, 2020 12:44 PM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Candidate for bulk role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall has impressed manager Ron Roenicke in camp and is a candidate for a multi-inning "bulk guy" role this year, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Anyone with a bulk role could be worthy of deep-league consideration this year, especially early in the season, when those pitchers will be eligible for wins while starters on limited workloads may not pitch long enough to pick any up. Of course, Hall will have to pitch well in that role to be genuinely interesting. He's failed to do so in his first 31.1 big-league innings, as he struggled to a 9.48 ERA and a 2.07 WHIP.

March 26, 2020 05:20 PM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Moved to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Hall was fighting for Boston's final rotation spot but ultimately came up short after struggling across three appearances before spring training was suspended. The southpaw, who posted a 7.71 ERA across 23.1 innings with the Tigers in 2019, will serve as pitching depth in the minors.

March 20, 2020 01:56 PM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Part of depth starter mix
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall is one of the names being considered as Boston's fifth starter, Chris Cotillo of reports. He's allowed four runs on six hits and four walks while striking out three over three innings this spring.

As someone still on the major-league training camp roster, Hall's name is included as a possible fill-in for the injured Chris Sale (elbow), but he's a long shot. The left-hander, who was acquired from Detroit during the offseason, was a starter in the low levels of the minors, but the Tigers began preparing him for a swing role once he reached the upper levels. That suggests he doesn't have the pitch mix to be a reliable starter. Hall relied on a low-wattage four-seamer (90.5 mph) and a high-spin curveball during his MLB stint for the Tigers in 2019, with all his appearances coming in relief. All of his spring appearances with Boston prior to play being suspended also came out of the bullpen.

January 17, 2020 08:44 PM
Red Sox's Matt Hall: Shipped to Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall was traded to the Red Sox from the Tigers on Friday in exchange for minor-league catcher Jhon Nunez.

The 26-year-old was designated for assignment by Detroit earlier this week, and he'll end up making his way to Boston rather than being exposed to the waiver wire. Hall struggled with a 7.71 ERA, 1.84 WHIP and 27:15 K:BB over 23.1 innings during 2019, so he'll likely require a strong showing in spring training in order to make the Opening Day roster.

January 13, 2020 11:28 PM
Tigers' Matt Hall: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Monday.

Hall struggled to a 7.71 ERA in 23.1 innings for the Tigers last season, walking batters at a 13.3 percent clip. He was dropped from the roster to make room for new signee Ivan Nova.

September 28, 2019 01:48 PM
Tigers' Matt Hall: Hurls two innings as opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall opened Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox and threw two innings, but the game was postponed due to inclement weather.

The team will play a straight doubleheader Saturday and one game Sunday following Friday's postponement, meaning the Tigers will finish the 2019 season with 161 contests played.

September 27, 2019 03:16 PM
Tigers' Matt Hall: Opening bullpen game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hall will be the first pitcher in a bullpen game for the afternoon portion of Friday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Hall will be the opener if rain allows the teams to get the game in. Tyler Alexander had been scheduled to start, but the Tigers didn't want to waste his final outing on a rain-shortened appearance. It's not clear who will be the primary pitcher behind Hall.

August 8, 2019 12:48 PM
Tigers' Matt Hall: Called back up to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Tigers recalled Hall from Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.

After tossing a scoreless inning in relief Monday in Detroit's doubleheader with the White Sox, Hall was dispatched back to the minors. Since he was tagged as the Tigers' 26th man for the contest, he'll be eligible to return to the big club right away without having to spend the minimum 10 days in the minors. Hall should be available out of the bullpen for Thursday's series opener with the Royals, but if he goes unused, he could be tabbed to make a spot start Friday or work in a bulk-relief role if Detroit prefers to go that route.

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2017AA-Erie SeaWolves 35.06601003921303.091.457
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2018AAA-Toledo Mud Hens 57.1101004005920462.681.156
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