RP - FA
Reliever Brad Hand has been claimed off of waivers by the Mets from the Blue Jays.
Hand joins a Mets' bullpen that ranks 11th the majors in terms of ERA, allowing him the opportunity to bolster an already effective stable of relievers. Hand currently sports a 4.21 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP across 51.1 innings pitched in 2021.
Brad Hand walks in the winning run in the ninth inning against the Mariners on Friday as the Blue Jays lost by a 3-2 score.
Hand entered the game with the bases loaded and two outs and then walked Jarred Kelenic on four pitches to bring home the winning run. The veteran reliever now has a 3.64 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 45 strikeouts over 47 innings on the season.
Brad Hand (5-6) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and struck out one in one inning, taking the loss Monday versus Cleveland.
Hand has now allowed four runs (two earned) in two innings since he was traded from Washington to Toronto at the trade deadline. Overall, he has a 3.83 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 43:18 K:BB through 44 2/3 innings and will need to turn things around if he wants to take over the closer's role.
Brad Hand pitched in a setup role in his Blue Jays debut Friday, allowing an unearned run on two hits in the eighth inning of the 6-4 win over the Royals.
Hand was traded from the Nationals to the Blue Jays on Thursday. The veteran reliever looks to be a candidate for saves in Toronto, but it's clear that he won't simply be handed the closer's role.
The Washington Nationals have traded left-hander Brad Hand to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Riley Adams.
Hand will head to Toronto and help solidify the Blue Jays’ closer role. He’s converted 21-of-26 save chances along with a 3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and a 42:18 K: BB across 42 2/3 innings in 2021. Hand is expected to handle ninth-inning duties while Jordan Romano transitions to a setup role.