David Hernandez RP ARI 1 day ago

Hernandez (elbow) hit 94 mph while throwing 16 pitches Saturday in extended spring training, Fox Sports Arizona's Jack Magruder reports.

His breaking ball was apparently effective and he remains on track for a mid-May return to the Diamondbacks' bullpen.

David Hernandez RP ARI 5 days ago

Hernandez (elbow) threw 20 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday.

Hernadez continues to make progress and could be back in the D-Backs' bullpen around mid-May.

David Hernandez RP ARI 3 weeks ago

Hernandez (elbow) will open the season on the DL, Zach Buchanan of the Arizona Republic reports.

With Hernandez working back from Tommy John surgery, this move was expected. He'll look to return to the Arizona bullpen in May.

David Hernandez RP ARI 1 month ago

Hernandez (elbow) thew his first bullpen session Tuesday since undergoing Tommy John surgery last March, the Arizona Republic reports.

The session included 20 pitches -- all fastballs -- for Hernandez, who was accompanied by teammate Patrick Corbin. The Diamondbacks expect to have Hernandez back in mid-May, a few weeks earlier than Corbin, since Hernandez only has to stretch out to 30 pitches.

David Hernandez RP ARI 1 month ago

Hernandez (elbow) is targeting an early May return, the Arizona Republic reports.

He is scheduled to throw from a mound in approximately 7-to-10 days. If everything goes as planned, Hernandez could push his way into a prominent late-inning role with the Diamondbacks at some point during the second half of the season.

David Hernandez RP ARI 2 months ago

Hernandez (elbow) has not thrown from a mound yet this spring, the Arizona Republic reports.

Typically, relievers can get by with a shorter spring training if needed. Coming off of Tommy John surgery, Hernandez will likely be brought along more slowly, and his chances of starting the season on the 15-day DL are gradually increasing.

David Hernandez RP ARI 2 months ago

Hernandez (elbow) is "perhaps just weeks away" from returning to the mound, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Hernandez was one of the early victims of last year's Tommy John epidemic, requiring the season-ending procedure last April. The right-handed reliever remains limited to throwing long toss off flat ground for the time being, but he isn't ruling out being available by Opening Day. Because of his long absence, it's more likely he'll require a rehab assignment in the minors to start the season before rejoining the Diamondbacks a few weeks later in April or May.

David Hernandez RP ARI 5 months ago

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that Hernandez is slightly ahead of Patrick Corbin in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Although he did not specify a timetable for Hernandez, the team expects Corbin to return in June.

Hernandez had surgery in early April after receiving the diagnosis of a torn UCL in March. Once he's healthy, Hernandez should slot into a late-inning role for the Diamondbacks again, but improved bullpen depth will allow the team to ease him back toward high-leverage innings. Most likely, Hernandez will start the season the 15-day DL with the hope of returning at some point in May.

David Hernandez RP ARI 1 year ago

Diamondbacks transferred RHP David Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Mike Bolsinger on the 40-man roster. Hernandez had Tommy John surgery on April 1 and will miss the entire 2014 season.

David Hernandez RP ARI 1 year ago

David Hernandez will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday.

Surgery was decided after Hernandez met with Dr. James Andrews on Monday. Hernandez will miss the entire 2014 season.