Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 5 Days

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Hernandez has not yet arrived to spring training and doesn't know when to expect him, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.

Hernandez's visa issue has delayed his arrival to Astros camp longer than expected. While he's expected to compete for Houston's final rotation spot upon his arrival to spring training, his chances of actually landing the job will depend on how quickly he shows up.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 9 Days

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow anticipates Hernandez "should be here (spring training), we're hoping Tuesday, but I'm not going to put an exact time on it," Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.A visa issue delayed Hernandez's arrival to Astros camp, but it sounds like he will join his teammates early next week. The veteran right-hander is expected to compete for Houston's final rotation spot during spring training.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 12 Days

Hernandez may be a late arrival to Astros camp due to a visa issue, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.Hernandez, who recently signed a minor league contract with the Astros on February 12, is trying to secure a work visa on a quick turnaround before pitchers and catchers report to camp on Friday. Manager A.J. Hinch is aware of the issue, but hasn't been told for sure that the veteran righty will be late to spring training.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 19 Days

Fernandez signed a minor league contract with the Astros on Thursday that includes an invite to spring training, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.Hernandez finished the 2014 season with respectable, if unspectacular, numbers (4.10 ERA, 1.39 WHIP) despite a disappointing run with the Dodgers over the final two months. However, his 10.1% walk rate was his worst since 2009 (when he pitched under the assumed name of Fausto Carmona) and his .266 opponents' BABIP was nearly 30 points below his career mark (.292). The final rotation spot in Houston figures to come down to Hernandez and Dan Straily.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 5 Months

Hernandez gave up three runs and four walks in 5.2 innings pitched against the Rockies on Friday in a no-decision.

All Hernandez needed to do was get one more out in the sixth inning to pick up the win, but his 101-pitch effort along with a lefty-against-lefty matchup got Hernandez pulled. Hernandez has been a so-so pickup for the Dodgers, but he has eaten innings in a time of need.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 6 Months

Hernandez lasted only 3.2 innings after allowing two runs on six hits with two walks and a strikeout Monday against the Rockies.

Hernandez was yanked after the Rockies loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth. The move worked as Paco Rodriguez induced a Charlie Blackmon groundout to end the threat. The right-hander hasn't pitched past the fourth inning in three September starts, going 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA over that span. Hernandez will face the Cubs in Chicago on Saturday.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 6 Months

Hernandez lasted just three innings Tuesday, allowing five runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk, while striking out three in the loss to the Padres.

It has not been good stretch for Hernandez, as this is the third time in his last four starts he could not make it past the fifth inning. In fact, he has not pitched into the seventh inning in his time with the Dodgers (six starts). He now possesses a modest 4.04 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 97:65 K:BB in 151.1 innings this year. His next start is set for Monday on the road against the Rockies.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 6 Months

Hernandez was tagged for four home runs and five runs overall Monday in a loss to the Nationals. He allowed five hits and a walk while striking out four over 4.1 innings.

The Nationals made Dodger Stadium look small versus Hernandez on Monday. Denard Span got him once in the third inning and again in the fifth before the right-hander was finally yanked. Hernandez falls to 8-10 on the year with a 4.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 94:64 K:BB ratio.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 6 Months

Hernandez pitched six innings Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out three en route to his eighth win of the year.

Hernandez has been pitching fairly well for the Dodgers. In four starts with the club, he has allowed 10 runs (nine earned) in 23 innings pitched. Obviously, pitching for the Dodgers has increased his value a bit, as he will get more chances for wins. His next start is set for Monday at home against the Nationals.

Roberto Hernandez SP HOU 6 Months

Hernandez (7-9) allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits with two walks and two strikeouts Wednesday in a 4-1 loss to the Padres.

Despite the hiccup Wednesday, Hernandez has been dealing of late. The right-hander is 2-1 in August while sporting a 2.16 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. Hernandez' spot on the rotation comes up in Arizona on Tuesday.