"Finally headed to spring training," Hand tweeted on Wednesday. "Long week but finally on my way."
The 27-year-old Alabama native nearly won an Opening Day roster spot last year with a strong Spring Training and was ultimately promoted to the Majors in May. He posted a 3.69 ERA in 31 games (seven starts) and pitched to a 3.38 ERA in 10 games in September.
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