Oakland A's MiLB FA Profile: Philip Humber

Three years ago, the Oakland A's briefly had Philip Humber as part of their organization. They lost him on a waiver claim before he could throw even one pitch for the A's. This off-season, the A's signed Humber to a minor league free agent deal, and he should finally don the green-and-gold in game action this spring. We take a look at the right-hander inside...
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

A's sign Philip Humber to minor league deal

The A's made their first post-season move outside the organization Saturday with the signing to a minor league contract of right-handed pitcher Philip Humber, who was with the Astros last year. Humber, who will come to spring training with the big league club, was 0-8 with a 7.90 ERA for Houston this season. But in April of 2012 he was at the other end of the baseball rainbow...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

A’s Sign RHP Philip Humber to Minor League Deal

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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

MMN Prospect Time Machine: Philip Humber

This week’s prospect time machine takes a look back at a pitcher who was once regarded as a highly touted prospect, and helped bring Johan Santana to Flushing before the 2008 season. A native of Texas, Philip Humber ended up attending Rice University for his collegiate years, and immediately found success. He was put into the starting rotation as a freshman, and put together an...
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Outright Philip Humber To Oklahoma

The Houston Astros have outrighted right-handed pitcher Philip Humber to their Triple-A Oklahoma City minor league affiliate. Humber has yet to accept the outright and could decide to try his chances on the open market. The post Houston Astros Outright Philip Humber To Oklahoma appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL News | MLB News | NBA News | NHL News | Fantasy |.
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May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Sign Edgar Gonzalez, Designate Philip Humber

The Houston Astros, once again being very active with their transactions, has signed right-handed pitcher Edgar Gonzalez. To make room for Gonzalez on the active roster, they have decided to designate right-handed pitcher Philip Humber for assignment. Gonzalez will become part of the bullpen arsenal. The post Houston Astros Sign Edgar Gonzalez, Designate Philip Humber appeared...
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May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Humber designated for assignment

The Houston Astros have designated pitcher Philip Humber for assignment, a day after he gave up five runs while only getting two outs in a loss to the Texas Rangers. Just a year removed from pitching the 21st perfect game in major league history, Humber had a terrible start to 2013. He was 0-8 with a 9.59 ERA. He started the season in the rotation, but was moved to the bullpen...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Humber moved to bullpen for Astros

The Houston Astros have moved struggling starter Philip Humber out of the rotation and into the bullpen. Just a year removed from pitching the 21st perfect game in major league history, Humber has had a terrible start to 2013. He is 0-7 with an 8.82 ERA. Dallas Keuchel, who started in Triple-A this season before joining the Astros, will take start on Friday against Texas. Keuchel...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Humber will remain in Astros rotation

Despite another bad outing on Thursday the Houston Astros have no plans to remove Philip Humber from the starting rotation. Humber has a 7.99 ERA on the season after allowing 15 runs over his last two starts. The Astros picked up Humber in November after he was placed on waivers by the White Sox. White with the White Sox the right hander had a perfect game on April 21. Since then...
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Anatomy of two really bad starts

Rick Porcello of the Tigers and Philip Humber of the Houston Astros both made starts yesterday for their respective teams. To say that those starts did not go well is like saying that a glacier might move slowly. Between the two of them, they totaled one inning pitched. Combined, they gave up seventeen runs. Now that, folks, is a bad day. Let us start with Rick Porcello. Porcello...
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April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle shuts out Astros in 2013 home opener

Seattle shuts out Astros in 2013 home opener Joe Saunders pitched 6 1/3 effective innings for Seattle and Houston's Philip Humber (0-2) allowed three runs and five hits in six innings in his first appearance in Seattle since pitching the 21st perfect game The Mariners went 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position Monday after going 0-for-7 in each of their last two games...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros vs. Mariners Game 1 Preview/Matchup

Home Opener Astros vs. Mariners Game 1 Preview I'm going out on a limb. Philip Humber WILL NOT throw a perfect game tonight. Astros RH Philip Humber (0-1, 1.59 ERA) vs. Mariners LH Joe Saunders (0-1, 9.00) The Beast Mike Morse is tied with the Atlanta Braves’ Justin Upton for the league lead with five homers. Matchup/Stats Insight: NWSB Gameday...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The Astros first round pick castoff club

The projections for 2013 for the Houston Astros are all pretty grim. And that is understandable considering the team lost 107 games in 2012, have to switch leagues in 2013 and have a projected 2013 payroll of $14.6 million. Baseball Prospectus expects the team to lose 97 games in 2013. And any kind of optimism for the Astros to surprise anyone in the coming year would be supremely...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Philip Humber hates...dolphins?

Houston Astros pitcher Philip Humber recently told a story that explained how an experience during his youth caused him to not be the biggest fan of dolphins.

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February 28, 2013  |  6 Comments

Mr Perfect goes back to Houston

What does one of 23 perfect games in the history of baseball get you?  If your name is Philip Humber, it’s waivers.  The Chicago White Sox placed Humber on waivers and he was quickly claimed by the first team to have the option, the Houston Astros.  The move makes sense, as Humber pitched in Houston for the Rice Owls on their 2003 National Championship team and is from nearby...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Humber joins Astros pitching staff

The Houston Astros have claimed Philip Humber off waivers from the Chicago White Sox and agreed to a one-year contract with the pitcher who threw a perfect game last season. Humber gets an $800,000 salary next year. There is a club option for $3 million in 2014 with a $50,000 buyout. The 29-year-old Humber pitched a perfect game in a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners last April...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Baby has 2 perfect games under belt

There have been 23 perfect games in Major League Baseball history, and 9-month-old Bode Dockal has seen two of them . Paul Dockal brought his newborn son Bode to Seattle's Safeco Field on April 21 and they were treated to a show when White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw a perfect game against the Mariners. It was extra sweet for the Dockals, who hail from the Chicago area and...
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August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Fan Witnesses Two Perfect Games in First Two MLB Games He's Ever Attended

There have been 23 perfect games in Major League Baseball history. Fortunately for Bode Dockal, two of the 23 perfect games occurred during the first two games he's ever attended in person. Paul Dockal brought his son Bode –– who is nine months old –– to Safeco Field on April 21. That afternoon, he was treated to a show when White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw a perfect...
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox switch back to five-man rotation, bump Humber to 'pen

Pitching for the first time after a nine-day rest, Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale put all the talk about his decreasing velocity and his "dead arm" period behind him, looking like the pitcher who earned All-Star status because of a dominant first half. Sale threw eight innings in getting the win against the Kansas City Royals, allowing two runs on eight hits...
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox 5, Rangers 2

Adam Dunn hit his major league-leading 31st home run, Philip Humber pitched six solid innings and the Chicago White Sox won their fifth straight game by beating the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Saturday night. Paul Konerko added a two-run homer for Chicago, which increased its AL Central lead to 2 1/2 games over Detroit. The White Sox have won the first two in a three-game series between...
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July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Dunn, Humber lead White Sox past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Adam Dunn hit his major league-leading 31st home run, Philip Humber pitched six solid innings and the Chicago White Sox won their fifth straight game by beating the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Saturday night. Paul Konerko added a two-run homer for Chicago, which increased its AL Central lead to 2 games over Detroit. The White Sox have won the first two in a three...
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July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox's pitching-staff shuffle rolls on

Good thing clubhouses have nameplates above the lockers. Otherwise, the Chicago White Sox might find themselves handing out "My name is" tags on a daily basis. Before Chicago's 7-5 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, the ever-changing pitching staff saw one old face tag in, as right-hander Philip Humber came off the 15-day disabled list from a right elbow flexor...
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July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Jon Lester, Philip Humber Show That No-Hitters Are Unique and Hard to Predict, Even in a Year of the Pitcher

On April 21, a pitcher who had never thrown a complete game went nine innings, and he did it without allowing a baserunner. In Major League Baseball, that's called a perfect game, and only 21 guys have ever done it. Philip Humber's magical outing immediately had the baseball world asking if 2012 was going to surpass the pitching dominance of 2011, when hurlers gained an edge...
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Trade Rumors

As this season approaches the All-Star break, fans of the Chicago White Sox are wondering if Kenny Williams has any more tricks up his sleeve. The GM has already made an impressive move when he acquired Kevin Youkilis from the Red Sox for Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart. The move put Youkilis at third base, a position the Sox have had trouble with so far this year. It also opened...
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Humber joins Danks on Chicago's disabled list

The pitching seemed to be the least of Chicago's problems Friday, especially following a 1-0 loss to Milwaukee in 10 innings in which Chris Sale continued his dominant season by throwing eight scoreless innings and lowering his ERA to 2.24 in the no-decision. But that performance came in the wake of the news that Philip Humber was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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