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Brewers' RHP Hand clears waivers

Right-handed pitcher Donovan Hand cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A by the Brewers after being designated for assignment last week when the team signed free-agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez. The team said Wednesday that Hand will have an invite to major league camp as a non-roster player when it opens spring training this weekend. Hand went 1-5 with a 3.69 ERA in...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Wednesday: Donovan Hand called up again

MILWAUKEE -- By air and by car, Donovan Hand is racking up the miles between Milwaukee and Nashville. The right-hander was sent down to Triple-A on Friday, but is back with the team Wednesday after Rob Wooten was placed on the paternity list. Because there are no direct flights from Nashville to Milwaukee, Hand caught a 6 a.m. flight to Chicago on Wednesday morning where a car was...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Humbled Donovan Hand taking nothing for granted

MILWAUKEE -- Complacency is dangerous in any profession, but just small doses can be killer for a professional athlete. Cruising through the minor leagues, Donovan Hand was already in Double-A just one season after being drafted in the 14th round of the 2007 draft. A trip to Milwaukee was right around the corner, or so he thought. "I thought this game was easy," Hand said...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Donovan Hand expected to make next start

Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher Donovan Hand threw lightly on Wednesday, a day after being hit by a pitch on his throwing hand.  Although his hand is sore, Hand expects to make his next start. As reported by Adam McCalvy and Kevin Massoth of, "Hand took a third-inning Tyson Ross fastball to his hand while squaring around to bunt Tuesday and departed after throwing...
Via MLB Injury News
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers Wednesday: Donovan Hand making progress on hand

MILWAUKEE -- The minute Tyson Ross's electric fastball drilled him on the hand, Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Donovan Hand feared the worst. A day after leaving the game prior to the fifth inning, Hand considers himself fortunate to escape with just a bruise. "I think I will make my next start," Hand said. "I don't see anything holding me back. From this...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers' Hand leaves with injury

Brewers starter Donovan Hand has left in the fourth inning of his start against San Diego because of a bruised right hand. X-rays taken Tuesday night were negative, and Hand is listed as day-to-day. The right-hander was hit by a pitch from Tyson Ross in the third inning but remained in the game. In the fourth, Mark Kotsay's ground ball bounced off Hand's back leg but the...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers' Donovan Hand leaves with injury to throwing hand

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Donovan Hand left in the fifth inning Tuesday's 6-2 loss to San Diego with a right hand contusion. Hand was hit with a 96 mph fastball from Padres right-hander Tyson Ross in the bottom of the third inning and stayed in to pitch the top of the fourth before turning the ball over to Tyler Thornburg for the fifth inning. X-rays were...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

How Do You Judge a Pitcher (Say, Johnny Hellweg) Making the First Starts of His Career?

(Image: Keith Srakocic/Associated Press) With the All-Star break approaching, the Brewers are in last place, the season appears lost, and starting pitching has been the obvious weakness.  If you’re a Brewers fan, you’d love some sign that decent starting pitching is on its way.  Some prospects have had opportunities this season, but as a fan it’s hard to know how to feel...
Via Brewers Bar
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

A Practical Guide to Donovan Hand Pun Usage

(Image: Rich Pilling/Getty Images) Now that Donovan Hand has been with the Brewers for about one month, he’s had a chance to endear himself to fans with his unassuming manner and his generally effective pitching.  After his terrific spot start against the Braves this weekend, it’s easy to imagine several fans want to give him a Hand.  (My esteemed colleague Jess Lemont...
Via Brewers Bar
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers Sunday: RHP Donovan Hand called up

MILWAUKEE The Milwaukee Brewers have selected right-hander Donovan Hand from Triple-A Nashville to fill the void left by closer Jim Henderson's placement on the disabled list. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Hand, the Brewers shifted right-hander Mark Rogers to the 60-day disabled list. Hand, 27, was Milwaukee's final bullpen cut in spring training, but went to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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