David Hernandez RP PHI 2 weeks ago

Manager Pete Mackanin said the "field is wide open" when asked who would close for the Phillies next season, CSN Philadelphia reports.

David Hernandez RP PHI 2 months ago

Hernandez is the likely candidate to take over closing duties for the Phillies after Ken Giles was traded to Houston on Wednesday, CSN Philadelphia reports.

David Hernandez RP PHI 2 months ago

Hernandez signed a one-year contract with the Phillies on Wednesday.

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Hernandez elected free agency ...

David Hernandez RP PHI 3 months ago

Hernandez elected free agency Monday.

David Hernandez RP PHI 5 months ago

Hernandez took the loss Wednesday, to fall to 1-4, giving up two runs on two hits with one strikeout, while recording just two outs.

David Hernandez RP PHI 7 months ago

Hernandez took the loss Tuesday against the Dodgers when he allowed three runs on a walk and three hits, including a home run, while striking one and recording just two outs.

Hernandez has allowed runs in three straight appearances covering 2.2 innings, while giving up seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts. It's pretty clear that he isn't yet up to his previous level as he works his way back after recovering from Tommy John surgery.

David Hernandez RP PHI 8 months ago

Hernandez, who hasn't pitched since his return from Tommy John surgery on June 7, has not suffered any setbacks, reports the Arizona Republic's Zach Buchanan.

Manager Chip Hale says that he hasn't been able to put Hernandez in the right situations since his lone appearance. It's clear that, despite his recovery, Hernandez is down the pecking order in the bullpen as other relievers have established themselves with the manager. Temper expectations for his contributions until you see him used regularly and in tougher assignments.

David Hernandez RP PHI 8 months ago

Hernandez returned to a Major League mound for the first time since 2013 on Sunday, pitching a scoreless inning with a walk and a strikeout against the Mets.

Hernandez was reportedly sitting at 95 mph with his fastball and struck out Juan Lagares on a nasty slider. Hernandez will likely be used conservatively over the next few weeks, but he could pitch in high-leverage situations in short order if he proves himself. He posted 9.5 K/9 as a setup man in his last season in the majors in 2013.

David Hernandez RP PHI 8 months ago

Hernandez will be activated from the disabled list before Sunday's game against the Mets.

Hernandez hasn't appeared in a game in the majors since 2013. He pitched well in seven minor league rehab appearances. Expect Hernandez to be worked slowly back into the mix in low leverage situations initially, but he should solidify a D-Backs' bullpen that could use a bit of help.

David Hernandez RP PHI 8 months ago

Hernandez (elbow) is close to returning from the disabled list, Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reports. "He is ready to go," manager Chip Hale said Friday. "We'll probably activate him, if not this weekend, when we go on the road."

Hernandez has made seven rehab appearances between High-A and Double-A, pitching on back-to-back days on two different occasions. While Hernandez could eventually work into a late-inning role, the Diamondbacks figure to ease him back in with some lower-leverage work right off the bat.