Richard Heath Hembree, professionally known as Heath Hembree is an American professional baseball player. Hembree plays as a pitcher for the MLB team Cincinnati Reds. San Francisco Giants drafted him in the fifth round of the 2010 MLB Draft. He played for the Giants from 2013 until he joined Boston Red Sox in July 2014. He led Red Sox to World Series Championship in 2018. He then played for Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Indians (try out) before joining the Reds in March 2021. He was selected to the Reds’ main roster in April 2021.
What is Heath Hembree Famous For?
- Won World Series with Boston Red Sox in 2018.
Where is Heath Hembree From?
Heath Hembre was born on 13 January 1989. His birth name is Richard Heath Hembree. His birth place is in Spartanburg, South Carolina in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He was born to his father, Rick Hembree, and his mother, Connie Hembree. His hometown is in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He belongs to white ethnicity and his religion is Christianity.
Regarding his educational background, he attended Broome High School, where he started playing baseball as well as football. He was a standout pitcher and quarterback for Broome. As a senior, he was a designated hitter with a .320 batting average. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of South Carolina. He had one pitching appearance in his entire freshman season. He then transferred to Spartanburg Methodist College. He went 7-0 with a 1.22 earned run average (ERA) as a sophomore. He transferred to the College of Charleston after receiving a scholarship. He graduated with a degree in physical education.
Heath Hembree Career
- The San Francisco Giants drafted him fifth in the 2010 MLB Draft.
- The Giants assigned him to the Arizona League Giants.
- He went 0-0 with a 0.82 ERA over 12 relief appearances, with 22 strikeouts and 3 saves in 11 innings pitched in 2010.
- He was then assigned to Class A-Advanced San Jose Giants in 2011.
- He was promoted to the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels in June 2011.
- He went 1-1 with a 1.86 EA over 54 relief appearances, with 78 strikeouts and 38 saves.
- He pitched 5 games for the San Jose Giants and 39 games for Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies in 2012.
- He had a 4.19 ERA with a 1-1 record, 15 saves, 43 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched.
- He continued to pitch for Fresno Grizzlies for most of 2013 until he was called up to the main roster in September 2013.
- He made his MLB debut on 3 September against the San Diego Padres. He recorded no runs in 7 2⁄3 innings pitched with 12 strikeouts in 9 MLB games in 2013.
- He started the 2014 season with Triple-A Fresno and recorded 18 saves in 41 appearances, with 3.89 ERA, 1-3 record and 46 strikeouts in 39 1/3 pitched.
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- The Giants traded Hembree to the Boston Red Sox in July 2014. He was initially given shirt number 38 and later switched to 37.
- He split time between Boston and the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox for the 2014 season.
- He recorded six MLB appearances, striking out six in ten innings pitched, with a 4.50 ERA.
- He made 29 appearances for the Triple-A Pawtucket in 2015. He compiled a 0-5 record with 8 saves and 2.27 ERA, striking out 32 in 31 2/3 innings pitched.
- In MLB, he made 22 appearances striking out 15 in 25 1/3 innings pitched, and compiled 3.55 ERA and 2-0 record.
- He split time between Boston and Pawtucket for the 2016 season as well.
- He made 38 MLB appearances and compiled a 4-1 record with 2.65 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 51 innings pitched.
- He made 13 appearances for Pawtucket and compiled 8 saves with 0.68 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings pitched.
- He spent the full 2017 season with the Red Sox.
- He made 62 appearances, striking out 70 in 62 innings pitched, with 3.63 ERA and a 2-3 record.
- He compiled 4-1 with 4.10 ERA in 67 appearances, striking out 76 batters in 60 innings.
- After Steven Wright sustained an injury, Hembree was added for the ALDS.
- He made four postseason appearances helping the Red Sox to win the World Series over Los Angeles.
- He was added to the injured list in June 2019 after he suffered a right elbow extensor strain.
- He was placed on the injured list in August 2019 with right lateral elbow inflammation.
- He made 45 appearances in the 2019 season and recorded a 3.86 ERA with a 1-0 record and 2 saves, striking out 46 in 39 2/3 innings.
- He made 11 appearances for the Red Sox before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in August 2020.
- He compiled 3-0 with a 9.00 ERA in the 2020 season.
- He elected free agency in October 2020.
- The Cleveland Indians signed a minor league contract with Hembree in February 2021.
- The Indians released him in March 2021.
- He then signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds in March 2021.
- He was selected to the active roster in April 2021.
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Who is Heath Hembree wife?
Heath Hembree is a married man. He is married to his wife Maci. The couple got married in 2017 and they share two children together. More details about his personal life will be updated here.
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How tall is Heath Hembree?
Heath Hembree stands at a height of 1.93 m i.e. 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He has a body weight of 220 lbs i.e. 100 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.
What is Heath Hembree Salary and Net Worth?
Heath Hembree earns from his professional career as a baseball player. Being drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the San Franciso Giants, he made only a few appearances for the Giants in MLB. He was then traded to the Boston Red Sox in 2014 and led the team to win World Series in 2018. He also played for Philadelphia Phillies and Cleveland Indians before joining the Cincinnati Reds in March 2021. His income comes from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and sponsorships. His current contract details are not available at present. According to various sources, he has an annual salary of around $1.25 million. He was paid 1.31 million annually in 2019. At present, his net worth is estimated at around $3 million.