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ERIC HINSKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cubs hire Mallee as hitting coach, tab Dascenzo first-base, OF coach

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs hired John Mallee as their hitting coach after Bill Mueller resigned this week. The Cubs also hired Doug Dascenzo on Thursday as first-base and outfield coach, with Eric Hinske shifting from that job to assistant hitting coach. Mallee, a Chicago native, served as the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins (2010-11) and Houston Astros (2013-14). The Astros...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hinske joins the Cubs’ coaching staff

Eric Hinske isn’t wasting any time going from playing to coaching, joining new Cubs manager Rick Renteria’s staff as first base coach. Hinske played for the Diamondbacks this year, hitting .173 in 52 games to finish up a 12-season career in which he won a Rookie of the Year award and then went on to play for seven different teams. He was released by Arizona in July. Hinske...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks release Eric Hinske

Source: Marc Serota/Getty Images North America The Arizona Diamondbacks have released Eric Hinske. Once a valuable bench bat the 35-year-old Hinske was hitting just .173 this season. Hinske is expected to retire after hitting 137 home runs in his 12 year career. This season Hinske appeared in 52 games for the Diamondbacks but amassed only 52 at-bats. Hinske’s best season came in...
Via Tireball.com
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Hinske suspension reduced from 5 games to 1

The "Free Hinske" movement got its desired result. Major League Baseball reduced Eric Hinske's suspension from five games to one on Tuesday. Hinske, the Diamondbacks' backup first baseman, will serve his suspension Tuesday night. Hinske was not ejected during the Diamondbacks-Dodgers brawl on June 13. On initial viewings of the video, he appeared to be a victim...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB reduces HInske's suspension

The "Free Hinske" movement got its desired result. Major League Baseball reduced Eric Hinske's suspension from five games to one on Tuesday, according to a source. Hinske, the Diamondbacks' backup first baseman, will serve his suspension Tuesday night, the source said. Hinske was not ejected during the Diamondbacks-Dodgers brawl on June 13. On initial viewings...
Via Fox Sports
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Hinske brings winning mojo to D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- New Diamondbacks utility man Eric Hinske is already among a relatively exclusive group of major league players to win a World Series with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees -- company that includes Babe Ruth. But if Hinske can help the D-backs reach the World Series this season, he'd join even more exclusive company by tying Lonnie Smith for most ...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs add Eric Hinske as bench bat

NASHVILLE Filling a stated need for a veteran corner infielder, the Diamondbacks signed Eric Hinske to a one-year contract Tuesday noon. Hinske, 35, fits about all of general manager Kevin Towers criteria he is a left-handed bat with pop who can play first base and third base and also is versatile enough to take a turn in outfield. He also is considered a quality clubhouse presence...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Locker cleanout 2012

Still editing pictures from last night, still owe y'all pics from last Saturday night, but I felt a few of these needed to be shared immediately. The entire album is here at the AJC. Lots of Chipper in there, as expected. (Thanks to Sophia for pointing us to the album!) A very snuggly-looking Mac puts his underpants in a box labeled for the bat boy helmets. It was 80° in my...
Via Love My Bravos
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Video study helps Hinske snap slump

If the Atlanta Braves want to challenge the Washington Nationals and New York Mets for the NL East lead, they need Eric Hinske to contribute both as a pinch hitter and an occasional spot starter. Hinske hopes that a mechanical adjustment has put an end to what was one of the worst stretches at the plate in his major league career. The 34-year-old utility player has been a career...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves pick up club option on Eric Hinske

The Atlanta Braves have picked up their club option on utility player and pinch-hitter Eric Hinske. The Braves on Monday did not release terms on their 2012 contract for Hinske. The team also confirmed it declined its club option on outfielder Nate McLouth. The 34-year-old Hinske hit .233 with 10 homers and 28 RBIs in 236 at-bats this season while playing left field, right field...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2011  |  Discuss
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