Donovan Hand

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Donovan Hand
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Hand playing for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2013.
Milwaukee Brewers
Pitcher
Born: (1986-04-20) April 20, 1986 (age 28)
Tecumseh, Alabama
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 26, 2013 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 1–5
Earned run average 3.69
Strikeouts 37
Teams

Donovan Hand (born April 20, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball organization.

Early Career[edit]

Hand was drafted by the Brewers in the 14th round of the 2007 amateur entry draft. In 2007, he split time playing for their Rookie League Helena Brewers and Class A West Virginia Power. Hand split the 2008 season between the Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees and Double-A Huntsville Stars and continued with the Stars in 2009. In 2010 and 2011, Hand split his time between Huntsville and the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. In 2012, he stuck with the Sounds until being called up to the Brewers during the 2013 season.[1]

Major League Career[edit]

Hand made his MLB debut on May 26, 2013. And made his first career start on June 22, 2013. Hand threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings, and teammates Burke Badenhop , John Axford , Michael Gonzalez, and Francisco Rodriguez secured the shut out. Rodriguez notched the save, for save number 300 in his career. After appearing in 31 games (7 of those being starts),[2] Hand's 1-5 recod on the 2013 season doesn't properly show how solid of a pitcher he really was, he was one of the only reliable arms in Milwaukee's starting rotation, and his 3.69 ERA shows that, the Brewers' offense and bullpen couldn't finish off the game for Hand. He was designated for assignment on February 7, 2014 to make room for Francisco Rodriguez on the 40-man roster and was later optioned to Triple-A.[3] As of July 21st, 2014, Hand is 1-6 with a 5.44 ERA in 39 appearances all in relief for the Nashville Sounds. [4]

Personal Life[edit]

Hand graduated from Hatton High School in Town Creek, Alabama and played college baseball at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.

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