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Jose Hernandez | First Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (44) / 7/14/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Interamericana University
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Jose Hernandez has reportedly agreed to a minor league contract and will join the Pirates' Triple-A team in Indianapolis.
Hernandez is expected to report to Indy on Tuesday. Sat, Apr 7, 2007 11:09:00 AM

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The Pirates are trying to sign Jose Hernandez to a minor league contract.

Hernandez was waived by Pittsburgh at the end of spring training after hitting .300 in 40 at-bats. He will report to Indianapolis if he reaches an agreement with the team.
Wed, Apr 4, 2007 10:18:00 AM

Pirates released infielder Jose Hernandez.

Don Kelly beat out Hernandez despite not having clearly better numbers this spring. Hernandez hit .300/.300/.400 in 40 at-bats.
Fri, Mar 30, 2007 02:38:00 PM

Pirates signed infielder Jose Hernandez to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Hernandez, a favorite of Jim Tracy's, figures to be the Pirates' 25th man once again. He hit .267/.328/.350 in 120 at-bats last season before the Pirates traded him to the Phillies in August.
Mon, Jan 8, 2007 08:53:00 PM

Infielder Jose Hernandez will return to the Pirates on a minor league deal.

Hernandez hit .267/.328/.350 in 120 at-bats before the Pirates traded him to the Phillies in August. The team doesn't have a left-handed hitter to platoon him with, so he's not a great fit. Still, as a 25th man, he's adequate.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Jan 2, 2007 10:43:00 AM

The Marlins are looking at free agent Jose Hernandez as a potential replacement for Wes Helms.

Hernandez could serve as the platoonmate for Mike Jacobs at first base and as a backup to Miguel Cabrera at third. It's unclear whether the Marlins would offer him more than a minor league deal.
Tue, Dec 5, 2006 12:38:00 PM

Jose Hernandez delivered a pinch-hit grand slam off Sean Marshall in Monday's loss to the Cubs.

When Hernandez was acquired last month, we assumed he'd take over as the Phillies' third baseman against lefties. Manager Charlie Manuel, though, has stuck with Abraham Nunez as an everyday player, even though Nunez has always been pathetic against southpaws and is hitting .149 against them this year. Hernandez is at .295 in 61 at-bats.
Mon, Sep 18, 2006 10:53:00 PM

Phillies acquired infielder Jose Hernandez from the Pirates for cash considerations.

The Phillies had a Hernandez-type player earlier this year, but Alex Gonzalez had to go and retire on them. Hernandez was hitting just .267/.328/.350 for the Pirates, but he was solid against lefties, as usual. Abraham Nunez has always been better -- well, less bad -- against righties, so the Phillies will probably set up a platoon at third base.
Tue, Aug 22, 2006 06:58:00 PM

Jose Hernandez delivered a two-out, walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning off Giants reliever Steve Kline on Sunday.

Armando Benitez blew a save by giving up a solo blast to Jose Castillo in the ninth, thus starting the Giants' woes for the day. In the 10th, Jack Wilson singled off Kline to start the inning, then moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. After Jason Bay lined out, the Giants decided to intentionally walk Joe Randa to get to Hernandez with two outs. The right-hander responded by singling to left to end the game.
Sun, Jul 30, 2006 07:24:00 PM

Jose Hernandez, who had been out since last Sunday with a strained back, returned to action on Sunday and singled in his lone plate appearance.

Hernandez entered the game as a left fielder in the eighth. He should be fine.
Sun, Jul 9, 2006 05:40:00 PM

Jose Hernandez took batting practice on Thursday for the first time since straining his back on Sunday.

Hernandez should be available this weekend if the Pirates need a pinch-hitter to face a lefty.
Fri, Jul 7, 2006 09:56:00 AM

Jose Hernandez (back) missed the past two games, but is expected to be available on Wednesday.

Hernandez won't get into the game unless the Pirates need a pinch hitter to face a lefty late in a game.
Wed, Jul 5, 2006 11:26:00 AM

Jose Hernandez (back) sat out Monday's game and is unlikely to play on Tuesday.

Hernandez won't need a stint on the disabled list, but he will be limited to pinch hitting for the next week or so. "I was just starting to swing well, too," Hernandez said. "But it feels better."
Tue, Jul 4, 2006 09:55:00 AM

Jose Hernandez was removed from Sunday's game against the Tigers with tightness in his back.

Hernandez was getting a rare start at shortstop in order to give Jack Wilson a break. He's day-to-day.
Sun, Jul 2, 2006 09:01:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of infielder Jose Hernandez.

Hernandez secured a job by hitting .295/.319/.409 in 44 at-bats this spring. He shouldn't have any fantasy value as the Pirates' sixth infielder. Freddy Sanchez will get the starts that don't go to the regulars.
Fri, Mar 31, 2006 01:40:00 PM

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