Hammel announced Saturday that he will retire from professional baseball, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Hammel's decision is a surprising one after the Rangers informed a day earlier that he would break camp with the big club as a long reliever. Rather than as a result of any dissatisfaction with his projected role, Hammel opted for retirement after determining that spending more time with his family was a greater priority at this point, according to general manager Jon Daniels. The 13-year veteran wraps up his career with a 96-114 record and 4.62 ERA across 377 big-league appearances (298 starts). Mar 23 3:37 pm (EST)
- Hammel was told Friday he'd made the Rangers' Opening Day roster, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
- Hammel said he will not go to the minors if he doesn't make the Rangers' roster, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. "I certainly won't go to Triple-A," Hammel said after firing four scoreless innings Friday. "This is a grind. If it requires me to go home, I know my family is waiting for me and has been for a while. I'm more than willing to go home and spend time with them."
- Hammel made his debut for the Rangers, throwing two scoreless innings in Tuesday's game against Oakland. All Jason Hammel (R) News
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2019 SEASON STATS
|Mar 15||W 5 - 2||CLE||1||0||0||4.0||2||0||0||1||5|
|Sep 27||L 2 - 1||@ KC||1||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||1||1|
|Sep 22||L 5 - 4||@ DET||0||1||0||1.0||3||1||2||0||1|
|Sep 18||L 2 - 1||@ PIT||0||0||0||1.1||3||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 14||L 8 - 4||@ KC||1||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 09||L 3 - 1||@ MIN||0||1||0||0.2||2||1||2||0||1|
|Sep 04||L 9 - 3||@ CLE||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|Sep 01||L 5 - 4||@ KC||0||0||0||1.0||3||1||2||0||1|
|Aug 29||L 9 - 2||@ KC||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||1|
|Aug 25||L 7 - 1||@ KC||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||0||1|