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Top Hunter Strickland News

  • Angels' Hunter Strickland: Contract selected

    The Angels selected Strickland's contract from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.

    Strickland didn't make the team as a non-roster invitee after pitching well this spring, but he'll receive an early-season promotion. The veteran reliever will likely operate in the middle innings.

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  • Angels' Hunter Strickland: Sent to Triple-A

    The Angels reassigned Strickland to Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Strickland had been in the hunt for a spot in the Angels' Opening Day bullpen while attending spring training as a non-roster invitee, but Anaheim ultimately couldn't make room on the 40-man and 26-man rosters for the journeyman reliever. His minor-league deal with the Angels doesn't contain an out clause, so he'll head to Salt Lake with the hope of performing well and eventually earning a call-up to Anaheim.

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  • Angels' Hunter Strickland: Links up with Angels

    Strickland signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Friday.

    Strickland's contract includes an invitation to big-league camp, so he will have a chance to earn his way onto the 26-man roster. He did not pitch in the majors last season and was hit hard at the Triple-A level, but the club is hoping familiar surroundings help get the former Angel back on track is his age-34 season.

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  • Hunter Strickland: Released by Cincinnati

    Strickland was released by the Reds on Tuesday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Strickland had been lit up for 14 earned runs on 13 hits and 12 walks through 11 innings of relief this season at Triple-A Louisville. The 34-year-old right-hander is now a free agent and will look to latch on with a new organization.

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  • Reds' Hunter Strickland: Returns to Reds on minors deal

    Strickland re-signed Monday with the Reds on a minor-league contract, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

    Strickland was released over the weekend after failing to make the Opening Day roster but will ultimately remain in the organization as relief depth at Triple-A Louisville. The veteran reliever posted a 4.91 ERA with seven saves for the Reds last season.

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  • Hunter Strickland: Released by Reds

    Strickland was released by the Reds on Saturday.

    Strickland appeared in 66 games for the Reds last season and saved seven of them, but that came with a well-deserved 4.91 ERA. He returned as a non-roster invitee this spring but failed to earn a spot.

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  • Reds' Hunter Strickland: Back with Reds as NRI

    Strickland signed with the Reds as a non-roster invitee Saturday.

    Strickland saved seven games for the Reds last season, though he likely wouldn't have matched that total with many other clubs. His 4.91 ERA looks fair according to his 4.78 FIP, and both his 21.1 percent strikeout rate and 11.6 percent walk rate were unimpressive. Alexis Diaz has been named the Reds closer, and while Strickland could find his way to the back of an unproven bullpen again at some point this season, he could just as easily fail to earn a roster spot.

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  • Reds' Hunter Strickland: Loses hold of closer's role

    Strickland struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday in the Reds' 10-2 loss to the Mets. Manager David Bell said prior to the contest that Strickland will be moved out of the closer's role and will be deployed in different scenarios as the Reds look for him to regain top form, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    The role change comes after Strickland blew his fourth save of the season in Sunday's loss to the Brewers while surrendering at least one run for the fourth time in his last five appearances. Though Bell didn't formally name a new closer, Alexis Diaz is the most logical candidate to serve as the lead option in what could be a committee approach to save situations. Strickland's usage Wednesday in the final inning of a blowout loss would seem to suggest that his next few opportunities will come in low-leverage spots.

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  • Reds' Hunter Strickland: Secures seventh save

    Strickland earned the save over the Marlins on Monday, pitching one inning and allowing one run on two hits and one walk while striking out two batters.

    Strickland was activated from the bereavement list early Monday and was immediately thrust back into closing duties. He came on in the ninth inning with the Reds holding a 3-0 lead and quickly ran into trouble, allowing each of the first two batters he faced to reach base. However, Strickland struck out the following two hitters before allowing a run-scoring single, and he was able to close out the contest on a flyout. The veteran has seven saves on the season, and he appears to be manager David Bell's closer of choice in spite of an unsettling 5.79 ERA and 1.63 WHIP.

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  • Reds' Hunter Strickland: Rejoins roster

    Strickland (personal) was activated from the bereavement list Monday.

    Strickland left the team July 29 to tend to a personal matter, but he has rejoined the club and will be available out of the Reds' bullpen moving forward. Strickland was operating as Cincinnati's closer when he landed on the bereavement list, so chances are he will reclaim that role.

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  • Reds' Hunter Strickland: Lands on bereavement list

    Strickland (personal) was placed on the bereavement list Friday.

    Strickland picked up two saves this week before allowing three runs to take a blown save and a loss Thursday against the Marlins, and he'll now step away from the Reds due to an unspecified personal situation. The right-hander can remain on the bereavement list for 3-7 days, so he should rejoin the team next week. Alexis Diaz should operate as Cincinnati's primary closer in the meantime.

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  • Reds' Hunter Strickland: Picks up save Wednesday

    Strickland earned a save against the Marlins on Wednesday, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.

    Strickland came on in the ninth inning to protect a two-run lead and overcame a leadoff single to secure the save. The right-hander has picked up a save twice in the past four days after failing to record any saves through the first 23 days of July. Cincinnati doesn't have a clearly defined closer, but Strickland appears to be the leading candidate to close things out when the opportunity arises.

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  • Reds' Hunter Strickland: Earns fifth save

    Strickland picked up the save Sunday against St. Louis, tossing a perfect ninth inning in a 6-3 victory.

    Strickland got Nolan Arenado, Nolan Gorman and Tommy Edman to pop out in foul territory and needed just nine pitches to close out the game. It was his first save since June 28 and first save opportunity since blowing consecutive chances at the beginning of July. He and Alexis Diaz will likely continue to receive the bulk of the save chances for Cincinnati.

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  • Reds' Hunter Strickland: Serves up three-run blast

    Strickland allowed three runs on three hits -- including a home run -- over one inning Saturday against the Cardinals. He did not record a strikeout.

    Lars Nootbaar turned the game into a laugher with his three-run shot off Strickland in the eighth inning. The 33-year-old Strickland remains tied for the team lead in saves with four, but he now has a 5.40 ERA and 1.65 WHIP this season. Manager David Bell figures to turn to Alexis Diaz and other younger players for saves more in the second half.

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  • Reds' Hunter Strickland: Blows second save

    Strickland gave up a run on two hits in an inning of relief to blow his second save of the season in Wednesday's 8-3 extra-inning loss to the Mets.

    Tasked with protecting a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning, Strickland instead gave up a run-scoring double to Starling Marte to send the game to extras, when Dauri Moreta completely imploded. Strickland has blown his last two save chances and has a 5.34 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 26:18 K:BB through 28.2 innings on the year, but Cincinnati doesn't have a clear alternative for closing situations at the moment.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Thomaston, GA
Age: 35
Experience: 7
Bats/Throws: R, R