David Hernandez RP ARI 6 Months
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 7 Months
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 8 Months
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.
David Hernandez RP ARI 10 Months
With Heath Bell having pitched three straight days, David Hernandez got the call in the ninth on Friday and protected a one-run lead against the Phillies.
It was Hernandez's first save of the year. After a rough April, he's turned in four scoreless innings over the last week. The Diamondbacks would prefer Bell hold on to the closer's gig, but Hernandez is ready and waiting should Bell falter.
David Hernandez RP ARI 11 Months
Called upon with J.J. Putz unavailable, David Hernandez blew a save against the Giants Wednesday, allowing a game-tying homer to Brandon Crawford in the ninth inning.
Hernandez had to pitch out of a jam even after allowing the one-out dinger, as he gave up a two-out single and a walk before getting Marco Scutaro to end the threat. Both Hernandez and Putz have struggled of late, but it will surely be Putz that gets the next save chance.
David Hernandez RP ARI Mar 02 '13
David Hernandez will play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
He was previously committed to pitch for Mexico in the tournament, but will instead be used to replace Chris Perez (shoulder) on the Team USA roster. Hernandez posted a 2.50 ERA in 72 appearances as the Diamondbacks' primary setup man last season.
David Hernandez RP ARI Sep 13 '12
David Hernandez picked up his second save in two days with a perfect ninth Wednesday against the Dodgers.
With J.J. Putz nursing a sore back, Hernandez protected one-run leads in consecutive games. He has four saves and 22 holds to go along with his 2.43 ERA this season.
David Hernandez RP ARI Jun 24 '12
Diamondbacks signed RHP David Hernandez to a two-year contract extension.
Financial terms have not yet been announced. The extension covers two of Hernandez's arbitration years, as he isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2015 season. The 27-year-old has been dynamite as a setup man for J.J. Putz since coming over via trade from Baltimore, posting a 3.23 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over 107 appearances. Whenever Putz's time runs out in the desert, Hernandez will likely take over as closer, which could make this deal a bargain.