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South Kitsap graduate might be searching for new baseball home

September 30th, 2013 at Mon, 30th, 2013 at 3:54 pm by chrischancellor

Roch Kubatko, who covers the Baltimore Orioles for MASNsports.com, does not believe 2000 South Kitsap High School graduate Jason Hammel will return to the team next season. Kubatko covers that topic toward the end of his piece reflecting on the Orioles. Hammel, 31, is eligible for free agency after the conclusion of the World Series.

After a career-best season in 2012, Hammel finished with a 7-8 record and a 4.97 ERA this season. Perhaps the most significant reason behind his success in 2012 was his 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings, which was the best rate of his career. The rate fell to 6.2 this year.

Hammel, who was acquired by Baltimore with reliever Matt Lindstrom from Colorado for right-handed starter Jeremy Guthrie on Feb. 6, 2012, has pitched in parts of eight major-league seasons. He has a 49-59 record with a 4.80 ERA for Tampa Bay, Colorado and Baltimore.

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