David Hernandez
RP CIN
1 week ago

Hernandez gave up a homer Saturday to the Cubs' Javier Baez as part of the Reds' bullpen collapse. It was his first homer allowed since September of 2017, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was a rare bad day for all three of the Reds' top set-up guys - Hernandez, Amir Garrett and Jared Hughes all allowed runs. Hernandez still has a 2.08 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 32:13 K:BB in 30.1 innings this year.

David Hernandez
RP CIN
2 months ago

Hernandez recorded the first two outs of the seventh inning in Thursday's win over the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez's past closing experience put him on the short list of possible replacements for Raisel Iglesias (left biceps) in the ninth inning. However, it seem Jared Hughes is the preferred option at the moment, as he worked the ninth inning in a tie game at home Wednesday and then got the save Thursday. Thus Hernandez's appeal remains limited mostly to NL-only and leagues that count holds.

David Hernandez
RP CIN
2 months ago

Hernandez could factor into the ninth-inning mix with Raisel Iglesias (biceps) landing on the disabled list Wednesday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic Cincinnati reports.

EDGE Analysis

Interim manager Jim Riggleman named five different relievers who could close in Iglesias' absence: Hernandez, Jared Hughes, Wandy Peralta, Amir Garrett and Michael Lorenzen. Hernandez has pitched well since his return from the DL in late April, and he has some past closing experience, having recorded 22 saves in his nine big-league seasons. Iglesias' injury is to his non-throwing arm, so it will likely be a short absence, but nevertheless there is a window of opportunity in Cincinnati and Hernandez looks like as strong a bet as anyone to see save chances.

David Hernandez
RP CIN
3 months ago

Hernandez (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's game.

EDGE Analysis

In a corresponding move, the club optioned Phil Gosselin to Triple-A Louisville. Hernandez wound up appearing in a pair of rehab outings with Louisville, and didn't experience any sort of problems with the shoulder inflammation that has lingered since late March. Expect the 32-year-old to slide into a late-inning role with the Reds' bullpen moving forward.

David Hernandez
RP CIN
3 months ago

The Reds are planning to send Hernandez (shoulder) to Triple-A Louisville on Friday to begin a rehab assignment, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez completed a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and experienced no apparent issues with his right shoulder, so he'll receive the green light to start facing hitters. Since-fired manager Bryan Price said Wednesday that he expected Hernandez to require 2-to-3 outings in the minors before being ready to return from the 10-day disabled list. If that plan still holds, Hernandez could be activated at some point late next week.

David Hernandez
RP CIN
3 months ago

Hernandez (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Sunday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez has been slowed by shoulder inflammation the past two weeks but seems to have turned a corner in his recovery. He'll still need to face hitters in live batting practice and then likely head out on a brief rehab assignment before the Reds are comfortable activating him from the 10-day disabled list.

David Hernandez
RP CIN
3 months ago

Hernandez (shoulder) played catch with no pain Monday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Next up for Hernandez is long toss from 75 feet. The 32-year-old still appears to have significant work to do in order to be game ready, but looks to have avoided any setbacks with the shoulder inflammation thus far. Jared Hughes and Wandy Peralta should continue to serve as setup men to closer Raisel Iglesias for the Reds.

David Hernandez
RP CIN
4 months ago

Hernandez (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day DL.

EDGE Analysis

He is dealing with right shoulder inflammation, so it's possible he needs more than the minimum 10 days to get right. Once healthy, he should take over a setup role in the Reds' bullpen.

David Hernandez
RP CIN
4 months ago

Hernandez (shoulder) was scheduled to resume light throwing duties Monday, but the Reds don't yet know if he'll be available for Opening Day, MLB.com's Dave Sessions reports. "We haven't moved away from his availability on the Opening Day roster, but we certainly would like to have him throw today and tomorrow to be able to define his readiness," manager Bryan Price said.

EDGE Analysis

The last two-to-three spots in the bullpen for the Reds remain undecided, pending Hernandez's availability. Among the candidates that could get a roster slot if Hernandez is out include Austin Brice, Zack Weiss, Vance Worley and Justin Nicolino.

David Hernandez
RP CIN
4 months ago

Hernandez will stop throwing for the next couple days due to shoulder stiffness, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The club failed to provide any sort of information, so it remains to be seen whether Hernandez will be ready for Opening Day. The right-hander is expected to take on an important setup role for the Reds this season after signing a two-year deal in late January. In 2017, Hernandez posted a 3.11 ERA and 1.04 WHIP over 55 innings of relief split between the Angels and Diamondbacks.