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Gorkys Hernandez | Outfielder

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Giants signed OF Gorkys Hernandez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Hernandez, 28, hit .288/.365/.406 at Triple-A with the Pirates last season and received a cup of coffee in the majors. He'll provide outfield depth. Jan 26 - 4:20 PM

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Gorkys Hernandez has elected free agency.

Hernandez, now 28, appeared in eight games with the Pirates this season and spent most of the year in Triple-A, where he batted .288/.365/.406 with six homers and 42 RBI over 104 games. He'll look for a better opportunity elsewhere.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 10:11:00 AM

Pirates activated OF Gorkys Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

He's now off the 40-man roster. Hernandez might remain in the minors for the rest of the season.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Gorkys Hernandez (shoulder) has been sent to Triple-A Indianapolis to begin a rehab assignment.

Hernandez was placed on the disabled list last weekend with a sore left shoulder. He should be ready when his two weeks are up but isn't a given to be added to the big league roster, especially with the Pirates in pursuit of offensive help.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 03:43:00 PM

Pirates placed OF Gorkys Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 13, with left shoulder discomfort.

It looks like a phantom injury that allows the Pirates to bring back Wilfredo Boscan early for bullpen depth. Hernandez should be ready to return later this month when eligible.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of OF Gorkys Hernandez from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Hernandez was batting .275/.359/.415 with five homers and eight steals at Indy. He'll back up at all three outfield spots.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 11:07:00 AM

Gorkys Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a home run Monday to lead the Pirates to a 7-6 win over the Rays.

Hernandez has a great glove, but his bat has kept him out of the majors since a 70-game stint with the Marlins and Pirates in 2012. That might change next month, since the Pirates are looking for a reserve outfielder with Travis Snider gone. They're smart enough to know his .407 spring average won't carry over, but he's in the running anyway. What might work against him is that the Pirates hardly need to focus on defense with their outfield reserves when they have three legitimate center fielders in the starting lineup.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 05:24:00 PM

Gorkys Hernandez is expected to arrive to Pirates' camp on Saturday.

The non-roster invitee has been delayed a couple of days by visa issues. The 27-year-old will be competing for a reserve outfielder role with the Pirates this spring but offers little in the way of fantasy relevance.
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 09:07:00 AM

Gorkys Hernandez is absent from Pirates' camp due to a visa issue.

Hernandez reunited with the Pirates over the winter on a minor league deal and is a non-roster invitee this spring. Assuming he gets his visa situation cleared up soon, he'll try to make his case for a reserve outfielder job.
Tue, Feb 24, 2015 09:15:00 AM

Pirates signed OF Gorkys Hernandez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Hernandez hasn't been in the major leagues since 2012, when he batted just .192/.267/.301 in 173 plate appearances between the Marlins and Pirates. The 27-year-old outfielder does have pretty good speed.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 03:14:00 PM

White Sox acquired OF Gorkys Hernandez from the Royals in exchange for cash considerations; assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte.

The White Sox are looking for a little outfield depth following the injury to Avisail Garcia. Hernandez, 26, was up in the big leagues for 173 plate appearances in 2012 but spent all of last season at Triple-A with the Royals and Marlins, batting .263/.318/.367 with six homers and 25 steals.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 08:20:00 PM

Royals signed OF Gorkys Hernandez to a minor league contract.

The 26-year-old, whom the Royals acquired from the Marlins in July, hit .263/.318/.367 with 25 stolen bases in the minors last season. Hernandez' star has fallen quite a bit since being considered a top prospect, and he'll serve as organizational depth for the Royals.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 08:09:00 PM

Royals acquired OF Gorkys Hernandez from the Marlins in exchange for SS Alex McClure.

Hernandez is still just 25, but it's been a while since he was a decent prospect. He's batted .275/.330/.375 with four homers and 22 steals at the Triple-A level this season and has been assigned to Triple-A Omaha.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 08:51:00 PM

Marlins sent OF Gorkys Hernandez outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

Hernandez successfully passed through waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. The 25-year-old batted just .192/.267/.301 across 173 plate appearances in the majors last season and will serve as outfield depth in the minors.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 04:12:00 PM

Marlins designated OF Gorkys Hernandez for assignment.

Hernandez failed to earn a bench spot, and since he's out of options will have to pass through waivers in order to report to Triple-A. He offers good defense but batted just .192/.267/.301 across 173 plate appearances last season between the Pirates and Fish.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 09:54:00 AM

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