31 Facts About Brad Hand

1. Brad Hand should still get the occassional save opportunity when matchups and usage patterns call for it, but Allen is the best bet for saves in Cleveland's bullpen.

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2. Brad Hand came in for matchup purposes after Adam Cimber struck out Ian Kinsler for the first out of the eighth inning.

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3. Brad Hand gave up one hit and struck out one over two-thirds of an inning Monday against the Red Sox.

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4. Brad Hand allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out three in the ninth inning of Thursday's game against the Twins as he collected the save.

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5. Brad Hand needed just 10 pitches to secure his second save in as many days.

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6. Brad Hand picked up his 31st save of the season Friday against the Rays, striking out one across a perfect ninth inning.

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7. Brad Hand remains locked in as the top option for saves in Cleveland at the moment, with Cody Allen working the eighth inning Wednesday.

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8. Brad Hand struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning against the Royals on Wednesday to secure his 32nd save of the season.

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9. Brad Hand had a rough start last night, but joined Miller in giving up the long ball to the first batter he faced as an Indian.

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10. Brad Hand switching to AL and not in as pitcher friendly a park as Petco could make him look like a lesser bullpen arm than he has been.

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11. Brad Hand is earning $3.5MM in 2018 and will be paid $6.5MM in 2019 and $7.5MM in 2020.

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12. Brad Hand signed a surprising three-year, $19.75MM extension with San Diego this offseason despite already being well into his arbitration years and being within striking distance of free agency.

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13. Brad Hand pitches in the NL in one of the top pitchers parks in the game.

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14. Brad Hand is not even close to how good miller was when the Indians traded for him.

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15. Brad Hand is good but like always Padre fans overvaluing him.

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16. Brad Hand married longtime girlfriend Morgan Baker on February 28, 2015.

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17. Towards the end of the season, Brad Hand replaced Cody Allen as the team's closer, saving 8 games for the Indians in 28 appearances.

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18. On July 19, 2018, Brad Hand was traded to the Cleveland Indians, along with fellow reliever Adam Cimber, for catcher and outfielder Francisco Mejia.

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19. Brad Hand earned the honor by putting up a 2.30 ERA and 60 strike-outs over 47 innings in the first half, and he pitched a perfect seventh in the game itself.

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20. In 2017, Brad Hand was selected as the Padres representative for the All-Star Game.

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21. Brad Hand was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres on April 8, 2016.

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22. Brad Hand was one of the final cuts in spring training in 2016, and was designated for assignment on April 3.

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23. In 2015, Brad Hand prepared for a starting role in spring training.

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24. For the full 2014 season, Brad Hand pitched to a 4.38 ERA in 111 innings.

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25. Brad Hand had varied results with an ERA of 3.80 as a starter after his return.

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26. Brad Hand made the 25-man roster for the Marlins in 2014 as a long reliever and spot starter.

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27. Brad Hand began 2013 as a starter for the Triple-A club.

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28. Brad Hand got his first big league win on July 8, 2011 against the Houston Astros, throwing seven, two-hit shutout innings.

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29. Brad Hand was called up to the majors for the first time on June 6, 2011.

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30. Brad Hand committed to attend Arizona State University on a scholarship to play college baseball for the Arizona State Sun Devils.

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31. Brad Hand is a 2008 graduate of Chaska High School in Chaska, Minnesota.

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