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Roberto Hernandez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/30/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays released RHP Roberto Hernandez.
Hernandez had registered an underwhelming 4.42 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and 48/23 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings this season for the Jays' Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, New York. The 35-year-old right-hander (formerly known as Fausto Carmona) could be nearing retirement. Jul 4 - 8:47 AM

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Blue Jays re-signed RHP Roberto Hernandez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

Hernandez opted out of a different minor league deal with the Blue Jays in late March after failing to crack the Opening Day roster. He's back now as organizational pitching depth. Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, owns a 4.58 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 5.5 K/9 in 1,349 1/3 career major league innings. He turns 36 years old in August.
Apr 27 - 9:44 AM

Roberto Hernandez has opted out of his minor league contract with the Blue Jays.

Hernandez has already been told that he will not make the Blue Jays' roster, so he should receive his official release soon. The 35-year-old plans to seek a major league opportunity elsewhere after posting a 4.36 ERA and 42/26 K/BB ratio over 84 2/3 innings with the Astros in 2015.
Mar 29 - 1:30 PM

Roberto Hernandez has been told he will not making the Blue Jays' roster.

And he is expected to test free agency again rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A Buffalo. Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, posted a 4.36 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 42/26 K/BB ratio in 84 2/3 innings (11 starts, nine relief appearances) last year for Houston. He'll likely have to settle for another minor league deal.
Mar 28 - 11:13 AM

Blue Jays signed RHP Roberto Hernandez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Hernandez posted a 4.36 ERA over 20 appearances -- 11 starts -- for the Astros last season before being released in August. The 35-year-old is merely a depth addition.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 04:36:00 PM

Astros released RHP Roberto Hernandez.

Hernandez was removed from the 40-man roster just before the trade deadline and is now out of the organization altogether. He should be able to catch on quickly with a team in need of a little depth.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 08:34:00 AM

Astros designated RHP Roberto Hernandez for assignment.

The 34-year-old right-hander posted 4.36 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 42/26 K/BB ratio in his 84 2/3 innings with the Astros. He'll look to latch on elsewhere to continue his big league career.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 11:42:00 PM

Roberto Hernandez has been shifted to the bullpen.

Hernandez had registered a 5.81 ERA and 1.42 WHIP through 11 starts this season for Houston. The 34-year-old right-hander is now going to pitch in long relief. Vincent Velasquez will be called up from Double-A Corpus Christi to take his spot Wednesday against the White Sox.
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Mon, Jun 8, 2015 09:27:00 AM

Roberto Hernandez was tagged for six runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Friday.

Hernandez gave up a five-spot in the third inning, highlighted by home runs from Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista. All told, he allowed nine hits and two walks while also hitting a batter. He struck out just one of the 26 batters he faced on the night. The veteran right-hander owns a 5.32 ERA through 11 starts this season and the Astros figure to be on the market for an upgrade.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 09:50:00 PM

Roberto Hernandez allowed five runs (four earned) over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Given that Hernandez allowed seven runs to the Tigers in his last start, five runs counts as improvement. He struck out two and walked one while serving up eight hits in the contest. Hernandez had been a steady performer in the Astros' rotation, but these last two starts are concerning. He now holds a 4.92 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 30/18 K/BB ratio in 60 1/3 innings. A road start against the Blue Jays is up next for Hernandez.
Sun, May 31, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Roberto Hernandez surrendered seven runs in five innings, but got a no-decision as the Astros took down the Tigers on Sunday.

The Astros gave Hernandez a three-run cushion before he even took the mound, but gave it back and then some in the bottom of the first with a five-run frame. He allowed nine hits and walked three while striking out five. To his credit, Hernandez has been reliable in the rotation, but Sunday's outing bumps his ERA up to 4.77 with a 1.35 WHIP and a 28/17 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings. He'll face the White Sox at home in his next outing.
Sun, May 24, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Roberto Hernandez held the Athletics to two runs over six innings in a win Tuesday.

Hernandez doesn't have much swing-and-miss stuff these days, relying instead on good batted-ball luck and attempting to keep it in the yard. He gave up seven hits, including a homer, while walking two in the outing. The win was his first since April 28 and improved him to 2-3 overall. Hernandez will carry a 3.99 ERA into Sunday's start at the Tigers.
Wed, May 20, 2015 12:09:00 AM

Roberto Hernandez pitched 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball in a loss to the Angels on Friday.

It was going to be a loss regardless, but Hernandez came just one out away from his first complete game since 2013 and second since 2010. He's given the Astros four quality starts in six tries this year, and while that hasn't amounted to much fantasy value, he's exceeding expectations.
Sat, May 9, 2015 01:10:00 AM

Roberto Hernandez surrendered five runs (four earned) over six innings in Sunday's contest with the Mariners.

The Mariners scored their five runs on eight hits. Hernandez struck out two and walked one in what was a relatively uneventful start until the start of the seventh inning, when the M's put up a four-spot. Despite squandering a 6-1 lead, the Astros still managed to win 7-6 as they pushed their current winning streak to 10 games. For his part, Hernandez's numbers this season have been serviceable. He owns a 4.25 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 18/9 K/BB ratio over 29 2/3 innings. He'll face the Angels in his next start.
Sun, May 3, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Roberto Hernandez pitched well enough for the win, giving up three runs in six innings, as the Astros demolished the Padres by a 14-3 margin on Tuesday.

Hernandez never pitched from a deficit, as the Astros tacked on runs the longer the game went on. The right-hander gave up six hits and a walk while striking out six. He did allow two home runs, to Wil Myers and to Justin Upton, in the outing. Hernandez now owns a 3.80 ERA with a 1.14 WHIP, and a 16/7 K/BB ratio in 23 2/3 innings. He'll face the Mariners at home in his next start.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 01:50:00 AM

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