Erik Kendall Hamren
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 195 lb.
- School Saddleback College
- High School Tesoro High School
- Debut August 1, 2011
- Final Game September 25, 2011
- Born August 21, 1986 in Coto de Caza, CA USA
Pitcher Erik Hamren was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 37th round of the 2008 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Denny Henderson and made his pro debut that summer. Hamren played two seasons in their organization before being released after the 2009 season.
Hamren pitched in the independent Northern League in 2010, going 0-2 with a 3.39 ERA in 44 games between the Kansas City T-Bones and Joliet Jackhammers. Following that season, he was signed by the San Diego Padres. He went 5-0 with a 0.98 ERA with the Lake Elsinore Storm and San Antonio Missions to start 2011 and was promoted to the majors at the end of July. He made his big league debut on August 1st, throwing a scoreless inning of relief against the Los Angeles Dodgers. His major league career was short, however, lasting just 14 games, during which he recorded a win in his only decision and posted an ERA of 4.38 in 12 1/3 innings.