Heath Hembree

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Heath Hembree
Heath Hembree on September 3, 2013.jpg
Hembree with the San Francisco Giants
Boston Red Sox – No. 37
Relief pitcher
Born: (1989-01-13) January 13, 1989 (age 26)
Cowpens, South Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 2013 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 4.50
Strikeouts 18

Richard Heath Hembree (born January 13, 1989) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB).


San Francisco Giants[edit]

Hembree began his professional career in 2010, pitching in rookie league for the Arizona League Giants and going 0–0 with a 0.82 ERA over 12 appearances, with 22 strikeouts and 3 saves in 11 innings. He began the 2011 season pitching for the San Jose Giants and was promoted to the Richmond Flying Squirrels in late June. For 2011, he went a combined 1–1 with a 1.86 ERA over 54 appearances, with 78 strikeouts and 38 saves in 53 1/3 innings.

Hembree was called up to the majors for the first time on September 3, 2013.[1]

Boston Red Sox[edit]

Hembree was traded to the Boston Red Sox, along with Edwin Escobar, for Jake Peavy on July 26, 2014.[2] He made his Red Sox debut on August 9 wearing number 38 and pitching 4 Innings in relief against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim giving up two hits, two walks and striking out two. Due to the Red Sox Signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo on August 23 and guaranteeing Castillo the uniform number 38 he wore in Cuba, Hembree switched his uniform number to 37.


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