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Hellickson had to shut down a throwing session Saturday with cramping in his right side under his rib cage, the Arizona Republic reports.

Hellickson downplayed the injury: "It's more of a cramp than anything I guess," Hellickson said. "Just kind of a precautionary thing to shut it down." However, player estimates on injuries are notoriously overly optimistic. Watch closely to see if there's any sort of oblique injury, as those tend to linger well beyond first estimates.

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Hellickson is considered to be among the locks to begin the year in the Diamondbacks' rotation, the Arizona Republic reports.

In order to keep that spot, Hellickson will have to rebound from a disappointing 2014 campaign. Moving from the American League to the National League is largely offset by having to pitch half of his games at hitter-friendly Chase Field. While Josh Collmenter is likely the favorite to receive the Opening Day start for Arizona, Hellickson may be on the short list receiving consideration.

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Hellickson signed a one-year, $4.275 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Acquired by the Diamondbacks in November, Hellickson is on track for a prominent role in the rotation in 2015, with the club perhaps tabbing him for the Opening Day start. The 27-year-old cobbled together a pedestrian 4.52 ERA and 1.44 WHIP over his 13 starts with the Rays last season, and he may not be in line for much improvement due to the downgrade in his home park.

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The Rays traded Hellickson to the Diamondbacks on Friday, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports.

Hellickson missed nearly the entire first half after undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery in February and finished with a rather unsightly 4.52 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 63.2 innings. However, Hellickson enjoyed success immediately upon his return, posting a 2.61 ERA over his first seven starts (38 innings), and his 10 percent swinging-strike rate was his best since his rookie season. The Rays will reportedly get outfielder Justin Williams and shortstop Adrew Velazquez back in the deal.

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Hellickson will likely be traded to an NL team, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

Hellickson finished the 2014 season with a 4.52 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and a 54:21 K:BB ratio over 63.2 innings. He is first eligible for free agency in 2017, meaning the club who takes him will be able to hold onto him for a few years.

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Hellickson (1-5) couldn't make it out of the third inning Thursday against the Red Sox, giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits.

A rough final outing of the year for Hellickson, who's had more than his share of rough patches since returning from the elbow injury that cost him more than half the season. He wraps things up with a 4.52 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 54:21 K:BB over 63.2 innings. Depending on how things shake out next year, Hellickson could end up being a nice value pick at the very back end of fantasy drafts.

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Hellickson labored through 4.1 innings against the White Sox on Friday night, giving up four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while recording just one strikeout.

Hellickson has struggled mightily with command as of late and that has predictably led to lackluster results. Over his last five outings, the Rays' righty has posted a 6.17 ERA and 1.84 WHIP while issuing a dozen free passes across 23.1 innings. Hellickson could be in line for one more turn in the rotation, which would likely come Thursday versus the Red Sox or during next weekend's series in Cleveland.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 6 Months

Hellickson tossed 5.1 solid innings Sunday versus the Orioles, allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks while picking up six strikeouts.

After being knocked around for nine runs (eight earned) on 16 hits and four walks across 7.2 innings during his last couple of outings, Hellickson was certainly in need of a positive performance like the one he put together Sunday afternoon. The Rays' right-hander will look to build off of this effort next weekend in Toronto.

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Hellickson was chased after 3.1 innings Tuesday, giving up five runs -- all of them earned -- on eight hits while walking two and striking out two against the visiting Jays.

Homers in the second and fourth innings by the Jays, as well as a high pitch count of 87 were enough for manager Joe Maddon to pull the plug on the fifth-year big leaguer, who now hasn't won since August 8 against Oakland. He'll try to improve upon his 2-2 record and 3.75 ERA when he toes the bump in his next start against Baltimore on Sunday.

Jeremy Hellickson SP ARI 6 Months

Hellickson allowed four runs -- three earned -- and eight hits in just 4.1 innings to record a no-decision at Baltimore on Thursday. He walked two and struck out a pair of batters.

Hellickson got off to a shaky start, allowing two runs in the first inning, including a homer to the second batter he faced. Hellickson's first couple of starts this season, which came in July, were short, but he's been effective in general though. Despite pitching relatively well in eight starts this year; he's only got one win to show for it. He'll try to get in the win column in his next start, which will be against Toronto at home.