Description: The D'Backs have designated first baseman Eric Hinske for assignment.
Insight: Hinske made headlines earlier this month for his involvement in a bench-clearing brawl. Unfortunately, he rarely made the news for his play on the field, hitting just .173 in 52 at bats this season. Hinske's next team will be his eighth in 12 major league seasons.
4/30/2012 10:32:00 PM
Description: Eric Hinske started in place of Jason Heyward (oblique) in right field on Monday and went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Insight: Hinske had just 19 at-bats prior to Monday, but if Heyward is forced to miss time, he might not be a bad outfield option in NL-only leagues.
11/23/2010 3:05:00 PM
Description: Tom Haudricort of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Brewers have offered a contract to Hinske.
Insight: Hinske hit .256 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI over 281 at-bats this past season, and would be a valuable option off the bench wherever he lands. (RapidDraft.com)
9/29/2010 1:04:00 AM
Description: Hinske went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit, two run home run on Tuesday against the Marlins.
Insight: Hinske hit his 11th home run of the season and has now driven in 50 runs on the year. (RapidDraft.com)
8/6/2010 8:35:00 AM
Description: Hinske went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday against the Giants.
Insight: Hinske broke out of a 1-for-19 slump with his ninth home run of the season. (SportsBuff.com)
7/26/2010 7:57:00 AM
Description: Hinske went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk on Sunday against the Marlins.
Insight: Hinske has hits in three straight games and is now batting .280 with eight homers and 39 RBI. (SportsBuff.com)
7/25/2010 9:52:00 AM
Description: Hinske went 1-for-5 with two RBI on Saturday against the Marlins.
Insight: Hinske is now batting .274 with seven homers and 38 RBI. (SportsBuff.com)
7/23/2010 2:14:00 AM
Description: Hinske was hit by a pitch on the left foot on Thursday against the Padres.
Insight: The injury is being called a contusion and X-rays were negative. Hinske is considered day-to-day. (SportsBuff.com)
6/17/2010 9:06:00 AM
Description: Hinske went 2-for-3 with a solo home run on Wednesday against the Rays.
Insight: Hinske homered for the fifth time this season as he now has five homers and 25 RBI so far this season. (SportsBuff.com)
6/8/2010 8:53:00 AM
Description: Hinske went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks and two runs on Monday against Arizona.
Insight: Hinske has hits in three of his last four games as he is now batting .323 with ten doubles and 22 RBI so far this season. (SportsBuff.com)
5/23/2010 10:50:00 AM
Description: Hinske went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run on Saturday against the Pirates.
Insight: Hinske homered for the third time in his last six games. (SportsBuff.com)
5/18/2010 8:35:00 AM
Description: Hinske went 3-for-4 with a double, home run, RBI and a run scored on Monday against the Mets.
Insight: Hinske homered for a second straight game and has hit safely in six straight games. He is now batting .389 with two home runs and 18 RBI. (SportsBuff.com)
5/17/2010 8:28:00 AM
Description: Hinske went 2-for-3 with a home run, four RBI and a run scored on Sunday against Arizona.
Insight: Hinske now has hits in five straight games with four doubles, a home run and eight RBI over that span. (SportsBuff.com)
4/1/2010 8:40:00 AM
Description: Hinske went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI on Wednesday against Houston.
Insight: Hinske came up with another big hit as he now has 12 RBI so far this Spring. He has certainly earned himself a spot on the Braves' Opening Day roster. (SportsBuff.com)
3/29/2010 7:28:00 PM
Description: Hinske went 2-for-4 with a home run, RBI and two runs scored on Monday against the Phillies.
Insight: Hinske hit his second home run of the Spring and now has nine RBI. (SportsBuff.com)
3/10/2010 9:06:00 AM
Description: Hinske had a pinch hit double and two RBI against the Phillies on Tuesday.
Insight: Hinske continues to swing a hot bat as he now has four hits in his last five at-bats. He should certainly make the team as a pinch hitter. (SportsBuff.com)
1/13/2010 8:41:00 AM
Description: The Braves signed Hinske to a one-year, $1 million contract on Tuesday.
Insight: Hinske hit .242 with eight home runs and 32 RBI as a reserve for both the Pirates and Yankees. (SportsBuff.com)
3/20/2009 9:29:00 AM
Description: Hinske returned to action after missing a month of the spring with a ribcage injury.
Insight: Hinkse will be a utility player for the Pirates, but he may get enough at bats to be a decent fantasy option. He has 20-homer power. (SportsBuff.com)
3/1/2009 11:05:00 AM
Description: Hinske will miss up to a week of Spring Training action because of a rib cage contusion.
Insight: Hinske seems in line for utility play. He can play both corner infield and outfield spots, so he may get up to 400 at bats. Might be worth owning in an NL-only leagues. (SportsBuff.com)
1/29/2009 1:10:00 PM
Description: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Pirates are closing in on a one-year deal with Hinske.
Insight: The proud Menasha (WI) High School graduate has bounced around the AL East throughout his journeyman career. He can play both corners of the infield and outfield, and has some power. (SportsBuff.com)
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