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Fernando Hernandez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays signed RHP Fernandez Hernandez to a minor league contract.
Hernandez split last season between the Yankees' Double- and Triple-A affiliates and the independent Atlantic League. The 27-year-old has averaged 8.8 K/9 in the minor leagues, but hasn't appeared in the majors since 2008 as a member of the Athletics. He'll likely serve as minor league fodder for Toronto. Wed, Mar 7, 2012 01:45:00 PM

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Athletics signed RHP Fernando Hernandez to a minor league contract.

They also inked LHPs Cedrick Bowers and Matt Wright, RHP Marcus McBeth and 1B Matt Whitney to minor league pacts. All receive invites to spring training. Hernandez, 25, was a former Rule 5 pick of the Athletics prior to the 2008 season, but was returned to the White Sox after just three appearances. He posted a 1.68 ERA and 20 saves in 57 appearances between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte last season.
Tue, Dec 15, 2009 01:25:00 PM

Athletics returned Rule-5 pick Fernando Hernandez to the White Sox.

Hernandez was dropped by the Athletics after giving up six runs in three innings. He'll probably report to Double- or Triple-A.
Wed, Apr 16, 2008 07:51:00 PM

Athletics designated RHP Fernando Hernandez for assignment.

The A's quickly decided it wouldn't be worth carrying the 23-year-old Rule-5 pick all season long after he started off by giving up six runs and five walks in three innings. They could attempt to trade with the White Sox for his rights.
Mon, Apr 14, 2008 07:51:00 PM

Athletics selected RHP Fernando Hernandez with the ninth pick in the Rule 5 draft.

The A's also came away with the White Sox pitcher last year and carried Jay Marshall all season before losing him on waivers to Boston. Hernandez had a 3.06 ERA and an 84/23 K/BB ratio in 85 1/3 IP for Double-A Birmingham. He then went and pitched 12 2/3 scoreless innings in the AFL. The White Sox weren't thrilled about his arm strength, but he could be valuable in middle relief right away.
Thu, Dec 6, 2007 10:58:00 AM

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1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Matt Hague
3Daric Barton
4Jake Fox
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Ryan Goins
3Steve Tolleson
4Ramon Santiago
SS1Jose Reyes
2Jonathan Diaz
3Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Dayan Viciedo
3Andy Dirks
4Chris Dickerson
CF1Dalton Pompey
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4Anthony Alford
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2Caleb Gindl
DH1Justin Smoak
2Chris Colabello
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3Drew Hutchison
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5Aaron Sanchez
6Marco Estrada
7Daniel Norris
8Johan Santana
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2Aaron Loup
3Todd Redmond
4Chad Jenkins
5Ryan Tepera
6Scott Barnes
7Preston Guilmet
8Matt West
9Gregory Infante
10Jeff Francis
11Scott Copeland
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