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Tommy Hunter Injury: Updates on Indians Pitcher's Recovery from Surgery

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Tommy Hunter, right, celebrates with catcher Miguel Montero after the Cubs defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-1 in a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Mike NorrisFeatured ColumnistFebruary 20, 2016

Newly signed Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Tommy Hunter could be sidelined for at least three months following offseason core-muscle surgery.

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Hunter Could Make an Impact When He Returns

Saturday, Feb. 20

Jordan Bastian of reported the news Saturday just days after Hunter signed a one-year, $2 million deal with Cleveland.

Hunter, who has started 75 games in his career—but none since 2013—spent last season with the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles, compiling a 4.18 ERA with 47 strikeouts and 14 walks in 60.1 innings pitched. 

D.J. Short of Hardball Talk noted Hunter, along with the injured Craig Stammen (elbow), could be an important part of the Indians bullpen later in the year: "Both could be useful bullpen arms if they come back healthy, but the Indians will have to make do without them in the early part of the season."

Hunter is 46-33 in his career with a 4.31 ERA to go along with 423 strikeouts and 151 walks in 676.2 innings.

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