Hand, 30, pitched the entire 2016 season in the Atlanticc League for the Somerset Patriots. In 24 games (18 starts), he went 4-8 with a 5.16 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 4.05 SO/W ratio.
Hand last pitched in the major leagues when he threw three scoreless innings for the Cincinnati Reds in 2015. He made his major league debut in 2013 with the Milwaukee Brewers. He had a 3.69 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 1.76 SO/W ratio.
In his minor league career, Hand has a 3.93 ERA and has walked only 2.0 BB/9 in 730.1 innings. The veteran was the Brewers 14th round pick in 2007 from Jacksonville State University.
Hand is a sinkerball pitcher that also throws a curve , slider and occasionally a changeup.