David Hernandez RP ARI 6 Days

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 3 Months

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 11 Months

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 11 Months

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.

David Hernandez RP ARI 11 Months

Diamondbacks placed RHP David Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a torn right elbow ligament.

Hernandez will visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his right elbow Monday, at which point it's likely Tommy John surgery will be recommended. He'll obviously miss the 2014 season.

David Hernandez RP ARI 11 Months

David Hernandez will visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his right elbow Monday.

An MRI Friday showed the right-hander has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow, so he's likely headed to season-ending surgery. If Andrews' diagnosis confirms the injury, Hernandez will likely undergo the surgery Tuesday.

David Hernandez RP ARI 11 Months

An MRI has revealed that David Hernandez has a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

It's more awful news for the D'Backs, as they're going to lose one of the key cogs in their bullpen for the season. Hernandez will get a second opinion, but Tommy John surgery is almost surely on the horizon. The hard-throwing has posted a 3.42 ERA with 241 strikeouts over 200 innings across the last three seasons for Arizona.

David Hernandez RP ARI Jun 12 '79

Diamondbacks recalled RHP David Hernandez from Triple-A Reno.

Hernandez has spent the past few weeks trying to right the ship at the minor league level, posting a 0.93 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 12/5 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings. With the struggles at the backend of the Diamondbacks bullpen this season, he could quickly work his way back into a late-innings role.

David Hernandez RP ARI May 22 '79

Diamondbacks optioned RHP David Hernandez to Triple-A Reno.

It's been a nightmare season for Hernandez, who owns a 5.59 ERA after allowing two more runs Saturday night. He's more talented than what he's shown this year, so maybe some time in Triple-A will get him straightened out. A corresponding roster move will be made on Sunday.

David Hernandez RP ARI Apr 23 '79

David Hernandez struck out two in a perfect ninth Friday to earn a save against the Brewers.

The Diamondbacks used both J.J. Putz and Heath Bell in the eighth tonight and then picked Hernandez over Brad Ziegler for the ninth. It all worked out fine, even though Hernandez has given up seven runs over his last 5 1/3 innings of work. On the season, Hernandez has given up eight homers in 41 1/3 innings, which isn't what one wants to see from a closer. It's as many as he allowed in 137 2/3 innings total in 2011-12. Obviously, Hernandez is in the mix for saves now, but he can't be counted on to help in the category.