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Luis Hernandez | Third Baseman

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 188
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Indians signed INF Luis Hernandez to a minor league contract.
The utility infielder is a career .243/.284/.296 hitter across 122 major league games. He'll represent organizational depth. Wed, Nov 7, 2012 06:06:00 PM

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Rangers released INF Luis Hernandez.

Hernandez, 28, is strictly organizational depth. He hadn't appeared in the majors since 2010 prior to his brief callup with the Rangers.
Sun, Oct 14, 2012 08:25:00 PM

Rangers sent INF Luis Hernandez outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Hernandez was designated for assignment last week after a brief stint with the big club. He could be back up in September.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 08:13:00 PM

Rangers designated INF Luis Hernandez for assignment.

He was cleared to make room for Michael Young's return from paternity leave. Hernandez went 0-for-2 in two games during his brief stint with the big club. There's a chance he'll pass through waivers unclaimed.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 04:34:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of INF Luis Hernandez from Triple-A Round Rock.

He'll take the roster spot of Michael Young, who was placed on the paternity leave list on Friday. Hernandez, 28, was hitting .262/.302/.372 with eight home runs, 66 RBI and a .674 OPS in 124 games with Triple-A Round Rock this year. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010 as a member of the Mets.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 04:28:00 PM

Rangers signed INF Luis Hernandez to a minor league contract.

Hernandez posted a .612 OPS in 435 plate appearances this season at the Triple-A level for the Mets and never made it up with the big club. He could conceivably compete for a utility job with the Rangers but will likely represent depth at Triple-A Round Rock.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 08:56:00 AM

Luis Hernandez has become a free agent.

Hernandez, 27, posted a disappointing .612 OPS in 435 plate appearances this season at the Triple-A level. He'll be looking for a spot in another team's farm system.
Mon, Oct 17, 2011 01:24:00 PM

Luis Hernandez has accepted a minor league assignment.

Hernandez could have opted for free agency, but will head to Triple-A Buffalo, instead. It might prove to be a wise choice, as Brad Emaus is untested in the big leagues.
Thu, Mar 31, 2011 04:24:00 PM

Mets send INF Luis Hernandez outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

There was some thought that Hernandez would end up in San Diego via waivers, but the Alberto Gonzalez trade squashed that possibility. He now has the right to either accept an assignment to Triple-A Buffalo or declare himself a free agent.
Wed, Mar 30, 2011 02:38:00 PM

Corey Brock of MLB.com speculates that the Padres could have interest in Luis Hernandez if he doesn't make the Mets.

The Padres are currently looking for middle infield depth and should be able to find someone once rosters are decided. In addition to Hernandez, Alberto Gonzalez and Robert Andino could potentially be available.
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 12:59:00 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Luis Hernandez is drawing interest from other clubs in trade talks.

Hernandez remains in the periphery for the second base job, but it looks more and more like Brad Emaus will win the job. Chin-lung Hu appears to be the preferred option for the backup middle infielder job, which would squeeze Hernandez out of a roster spot. Hernandez is out of options and is unlikely to clear waivers, so there's a chance the Mets could get something minimal in return.
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 12:40:00 PM

A source tells Mike Puma of the New York Post that Mets general manager Sandy Alderson could "appease" manager Terry Collins by allowing him to select Luis Hernandez over Chin-lung Hu for the Opening Day roster.

Both infielders are out of options, so they would have to clear waivers to stay in the organization. Under Puma's scenario, Hernandez would play second base and be the backup shortstop. Rule 5 pick Brad Emaus would stick with the club as a backup infielder. The 24-year-old has experience playing both second base and the hot corner. Second base will likely be a revolving door for the Mets this season, so fantasy owners should avoid it at all costs.
Thu, Mar 17, 2011 12:46:00 PM

The New York Daily News' Andy Martino reports that Mets manager Terry Collins has not decided on Luis Hernandez as his starting second baseman yet.

Martino came to the conclusion after talking to several people in the know. He says that while Hernandez is definitely in the mix, it's a fluid situation. Even if Collins has indeed not decided yet, Hernandez does seem like the favorite at this point. Though he's a completely underwhelming option, no one else appears ready to take the job.
Tue, Mar 15, 2011 01:25:00 PM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Mets manager Terry Collins plans to name Luis Hernandez as his starting second baseman.

Hernandez entered spring training as a fringe candidate for the gig, but he has hit .417 in 12 Grapefruit League at-bats thus far and the Mets don't really have a better option. Luis Castillo should be cut, Brad Emaus doesn't have a major league-caliber skill set, and former first baseman Daniel Murphy isn't strong enough defensively. The situation can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Tue, Mar 15, 2011 08:51:00 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins intends to give Luis Hernandez a shot at the second base job.

"He was the starting second baseman before he broke his foot [last year]," Collins said. "I think we need to get him some action." When asked if Hernandez was added to the competition because he's been unimpressed with the other competitors, Collins said, "I don't know if I added him. I think we just forgot that he could play there... He's on the outside, [but] at least we know he can play there." Not exactly a ringing endorsement. The reality is that not only is Hernandez a longshot for the second base job, he might not even make the team.
Sun, Mar 13, 2011 08:34:00 AM

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