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Team W-L L10 STRK
99-63 5-5 L2
92-70 7-3 W1
86-76 2-8 L5
83-79 4-6 L1
78-84 6-4 W3

2022 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 3 1 7.36 17 17 1.95

Top Heath Hembree News

  • Rays' Heath Hembree: Reaches MiLB deal with Tampa Bay

    Hembree agreed Wednesday with the Rays on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to MLB spring training, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The journeyman reliever has seen big-league action in each of the past 10 seasons, but even though he'll get a chance to compete for a spot in the Tampa Bay bullpen in spring training, he'll likely face an uphill battle to break camp with the big club. Hembree walked a career-high 15.9 percent of the batters he faced over his 22 big-league innings between the Dodgers and Pirates in 2022, and he was hit hard when he wasn't issuing free passes, giving up six home runs.

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  • Heath Hembree: Elects free agency

    Hembree elected free agency Friday after he cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City by the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of reports.

    The veteran right-hander was designated for assignment by Los Angeles earlier this week, and he'll return to the open market rather than reporting to the minors. Hembree has a 7.36 ERA in 26 outings between the Pirates and Dodgers this season.

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  • Dodgers' Heath Hembree: Designated for assignment

    Hembree was designated for assignment Tuesday.

    The veteran right-hander joined the Dodgers on a minor-league deal Aug. 23 and was called up to the big-league club a week later. Hembree appeared in six games during his time with Los Angeles and surrendered five earned runs over 5.2 innings. Overall this year, he has a 7.36 ERA over 22 frames between his time with the Dodgers and Pirates.

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  • Dodgers' Heath Hembree: Nabs win in Dodgers debut

    Hembree (3-0) earned the win over the Mets on Tuesday. He allowed two hits and struck out one batter in one scoreless inning.

    Hembree was called in from the bullpen in the sixth inning on the same day that his contract was selected from Triple-A Oklahoma City. The veteran reliever allowed a pair of singles but kept the game tied, and he was rewarded with the win as a result of Los Angeles scoring the go-ahead run in the following frame. Hembree will look for better results with the Dodgers after he posted a 7.16 ERA and 1.90 WHIP over 20 appearances as a Pirate earlier in the campaign.

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  • Dodgers' Heath Hembree: Summoned to big leagues

    The Dodgers selected Hembree's contract from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

    Hembree will join the big-league bullpen after he provided a 3.86 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 14:2 K:BB in 9.1 innings with Oklahoma City upon joining the organization earlier this month on a minor-league deal. Though he's collected 11 saves and 57 holds across parts of 10 seasons in the majors, Hembree is expected to be deployed mostly in low-leverage spots while he's up with the Dodgers.

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  • Dodgers' Heath Hembree: Lands in Dodgers oganization

    Hembree has produced a 5.14 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 10:1 K:BB over seven innings across seven appearances for Triple-A Oklahoma City since signing a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on June 30.

    After getting cut loose by Pittsburgh on June 27, Hembree found a new organization soon thereafter, but the Dodgers had him spend about a month building up at extended spring training in Arizona before assigning him to Triple-A. Hembree has looked good in his initial appearances for Oklahoma City, but his lack of a 40-man roster spot could be an obstacle in him potentially making his way to the big-league roster before season's end.

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  • Heath Hembree: Cuts ties with Pittsburgh

    The Pirates released Hembree on Sunday.

    After clearing waivers when he was designated for assignment Wednesday, Hembree likely wasn't keen on reporting to Triple-A Indianapolis, so the Pirates opted to part ways with the veteran reliever. The 33-year-old may still have to settle for a minor-league deal if he wants to find work in another organization after he turned in a 7.16 ERA and 1.90 WHIP across 16.1 innings out of the Pittsburgh bullpen prior to being removed from the 40-man roster.

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  • Pirates' Heath Hembree: Designated for assignment

    Hembree was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Wednesday.

    Hembree returned from the injured list last week and gave up a run on two hits and five walks while striking out two in three innings over three relief appearances since returning to the field. The right-hander will lose his place on the 40-man roster after Jerad Eickhoff's contract was selected by Pittsburgh.

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  • Pirates' Heath Hembree: Back from injured list

    Hembree (calf) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list ahead of Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader in St. Louis, Justice delos Santos of reports.

    The veteran right-hander has been sidelined the past few weeks by a strained right calf, but he's back on the active roster after a two-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis. Hembree has appeared in 17 games for Pittsburgh this season and has an 8.10 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 10:9 K:BB across 13.1 innings.

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  • Pirates' Heath Hembree: Starting rehab assignment soon

    Hembree (calf) is expected to start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis in the near future, Justice delos Santos of reports.

    Hembree is nearing a return from the 15-day injured list following a right calf injury and he will report to Triple-A for a rehab assignment. He's expected to pitch multiple outings with the team before getting activated from the IL. Prior to getting hurt, Hembree had struggled to a 8.10 ERA and 1.80 WHIP with 10 strikeouts over 13.1 innings in 17 appearances.

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  • Pirates' Heath Hembree: Nearing live BP

    Hembree (calf) is expected to throw a live batting practice session by the end of the week, Justice delos Santos of reports.

    The veteran right-hander landed on the shelf May 24 with a strained right calf, but it appears he's not far off from rejoining the active roster. If all goes well when facing live batters, Hembree could be activated within a week.

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  • Pirates' Heath Hembree: Out with calf strain

    Hembree was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with a right calf strain, Justice delos Santos of reports.

    The veteran right-hander has surrendered five runs over his past three outings and will be sidelined until at least early June. Overall Hembree has an 8.10 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 10:9 K:BB across 13.1 innings this season.

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  • Pirates' Heath Hembree: Joins Bucs bullpen

    Hembree signed a one-year contract with the Pirates on Tuesday.

    Hembree will move on to his fifth team in three years, after he split the 2020 campaign with the Red Sox and Phillies and the 2021 campaign with the Reds and Mets. Before he was waived by Cincinnati last August and then claimed by the Mets, Hembree enjoyed a brief run as the Reds' closer, converting nine of 11 save chances. He ultimately finished the season with an ugly 5.59 ERA, but a 4.31 FIP, 1.19 WHIP and 24.3 K-BB% all point to him pitching better than the ERA indicated. While joining a Pittsburgh bullpen that's light on impact arms, Hembree should have a good chance at seizing a late-inning role, though he may be behind David Bednar and Chris Stratton when it comes to getting save chances.

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  • Mets' Heath Hembree: Notches ninth save

    Hembree struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to record his ninth save of the season, and first as a Met, in an 11-9 win over the Nationals during the first game of a doubleheader.

    The veteran reliever served as the Reds' closer through most of July, but Hembree got cut loose after posting a 16.71 ERA over his final seven innings for Cincinnati. Claimed by the Mets off waivers in August, he's returned to his prior form, posting a 3.60 ERA and 6:3 K:BB through five innings for his new club. Edwin Diaz was getting the twin bill off after working three of the previous four days and Seth Lugo and Trevor May both entered the matinee before Hembree did, so this will likely be his last save chance of the season, but if he keeps pitching well he could work his way into a consistent setup role.

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  • Mets' Heath Hembree: Joins Mets' bullpen

    The Mets added Hembree to their active roster Tuesday.

    The Reds DFA'd Hembree after he allowed five runs in two-thirds of an inning Aug. 16. Having struggled considerably for nearly a month, the righty doesn't figure to pitch in anything but low-leverage relief situations, at least initially.

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  • Mets' Heath Hembree: Claimed by Mets

    Hembree was claimed off waivers by the Mets on Friday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Hembree was DFA'd by the Reds on Tuesday after allowing 13 runs across his past seven innings. The veteran right-hander held a respectable 4.33 ERA and 0.96 WHIP prior to the rough patch, and the Mets appear to be somewhat confident that he'll be able to regain his form in a move to Queens. Given his recent struggles, Hembree seems unlikely to see work in high-leverage innings initially, though he could become a candidate for late-inning work if he's able to pitch effectively during his next few outings.

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  • Reds' Heath Hembree: Designated for assignment

    Hembree was designated for assignment by the Reds on Tuesday.

    It's a tough life out there for a reliever. Hembree was excellent for much of July, posting a 1.69 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 16:2 K:BB over an 11-appearance stretch and saving seven games. Everything fell apart after that, as he allowed 13 runs in his last seven innings of work, including five in Monday's game against the Cubs. His bullpen spot will be taken by Tony Santillan.

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  • Reds' Heath Hembree: Takes seventh loss Tuesday

    Hembree (2-7) allowed an earned run on one hit and one walk while striking out one in one-third of an inning, taking the loss to Atlanta on Tuesday.

    Hembree recorded just one out and was responsible for the game-winning run scoring in the sixth inning. He has struggled recently, surrendering seven runs in his last 4.1 innings. The 32-year-old has a 5.45 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 39.2 innings this season. However, he does offer a lot of strikeouts with a 14.8 K/9.

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  • Reds' Heath Hembree: Blows save Tuesday

    Hembree (2-6) took the loss Tuesday as the Reds fell 7-5 to the Twins, giving up three runs on one hit and two walks over two-thirds of an inning to blow his second save of the season. He struck out two.

    After walking the first two batters he faced in the ninth inning while trying to protect a one-run lead, Hembree served up a three-run shot to Jorge Polanco to hand the game to Minnesota. The right-hander has been tagged for runs in four straight appearances while posting a 6:5 K:BB in three innings over that stretch, and the only thing keeping him in the closer role right now might be the fact that Amir Garrett hasn't looked much better of late, either. If Hembree can't turn things around soon, the Reds might consider other options, such as Michael Lorenzen or Mychal Givens, in the ninth.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 223 lbs
Birthplace: Spartanburg, SC
Age: 34
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: R, R