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David Hernandez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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David Hernandez (elbow) threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since Tommy John surgery.
Hernandez had his Tommy John surgery last April, but he should be able to make it back to the Diamondbacks before teammate Patrick Corbin since he's a reliever. Barring any setbacks, he should return sometime in May. Mar 25 - 9:25 AM

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David Hernandez (elbow) is scheduled to throw off a mound within the next 10 days.

Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Hernandez is aiming to rejoin the Diamondbacks' bullpen in early May. Assuming he makes a full recovery, he should eventually work his way into a setup role.
Mar 15 - 9:14 AM

Diamondbacks and RHP David Hernandez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2 million contract.

Hernandez underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last April and missed the entire 2014 season, but he should be ready shortly into the 2015 campaign. The 29-year-old reliever was eligible for arbitration for the third and final time. He can become a free agent next offseason.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 06:46:00 PM

David Hernandez's agent, Jason Hoffman, said the Diamondbacks have informed him that his client will be tendered a contract.

Hernandez underwent Tommy John surgery in April and has been considered a potential non-tender candidate, as MLB Trade Rumors projects him to make $2.1 million in arbitration, but the Diamondbacks still have him in their plans for 2015. The 29-year-old was one of the best relievers in the National League from 2011-2012, but he struggled in 2013 before his elbow injury this spring.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 12:39:00 PM

Diamondbacks activated RHP David Hernandez from the 60-day disabled list.

Hernandez began a throwing program last month after April's Tommy John surgery. He should be ready to roll for the start of next season and will be an integral part of the Arizona bullpen.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 08:18:00 PM

David Hernandez (elbow) played catch Tuesday for the first time since April's Tommy John surgery.

Everything went according to plan. Hernandez will slowly build up his throwing program and could be ready for Opening Day next season if all goes well.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 08:48:00 AM

Diamondbacks transferred RHP David Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Mike Bolsinger on the 40-man roster. Hernandez had Tommy John surgery on April 1 and will miss the entire 2014 season.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 05:51:00 PM

David Hernandez will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday.

Surgery was decided after Hernandez met with Dr. James Andrews on Monday. Hernandez will miss the entire 2014 season.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 05:20:00 PM

Diamondbacks placed RHP David Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a torn right elbow ligament.

Hernandez will visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his right elbow Monday, at which point it's likely Tommy John surgery will be recommended. He'll obviously miss the 2014 season.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 08:35:00 AM

David Hernandez will visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his right elbow Monday.

An MRI Friday showed the right-hander has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow, so he's likely headed to season-ending surgery. If Andrews' diagnosis confirms the injury, Hernandez will likely undergo the surgery Tuesday.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 06:33:00 PM

An MRI has revealed that David Hernandez has a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

It's more awful news for the D'Backs, as they're going to lose one of the key cogs in their bullpen for the season. Hernandez will get a second opinion, but Tommy John surgery is almost surely on the horizon. The hard-throwing has posted a 3.42 ERA with 241 strikeouts over 200 innings across the last three seasons for Arizona.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 11:24:00 AM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP David Hernandez from Triple-A Reno.

Hernandez has spent the past few weeks trying to right the ship at the minor league level, posting a 0.93 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 12/5 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings. With the struggles at the backend of the Diamondbacks bullpen this season, he could quickly work his way back into a late-innings role.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 12:59:00 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP David Hernandez to Triple-A Reno.

It's been a nightmare season for Hernandez, who owns a 5.59 ERA after allowing two more runs Saturday night. He's more talented than what he's shown this year, so maybe some time in Triple-A will get him straightened out. A corresponding roster move will be made on Sunday.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 11:35:00 PM

David Hernandez struck out two in a perfect ninth Friday to earn a save against the Brewers.

The Diamondbacks used both J.J. Putz and Heath Bell in the eighth tonight and then picked Hernandez over Brad Ziegler for the ninth. It all worked out fine, even though Hernandez has given up seven runs over his last 5 1/3 innings of work. On the season, Hernandez has given up eight homers in 41 1/3 innings, which isn't what one wants to see from a closer. It's as many as he allowed in 137 2/3 innings total in 2011-12. Obviously, Hernandez is in the mix for saves now, but he can't be counted on to help in the category.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 01:08:00 AM

With Heath Bell having pitched three straight days, David Hernandez got the call in the ninth on Friday and protected a one-run lead against the Phillies.

It was Hernandez's first save of the year. After a rough April, he's turned in four scoreless innings over the last week. The Diamondbacks would prefer Bell hold on to the closer's gig, but Hernandez is ready and waiting should Bell falter.
Sat, May 11, 2013 12:45:00 AM

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C1Tuffy Gosewisch
2Gerald Laird
3Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3Cliff Pennington
3B1Yasmany Tomas
2Jake Lamb
LF1David Peralta
2Cody Ross
3Ender Inciarte
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
S1Josh Collmenter
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Chase Anderson
4Trevor Cahill
5Rubby De La Rosa
6Allen Webster
7Bronson Arroyo
8Patrick Corbin
9Randall Delgado
Relief Pitcher
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Evan Marshall
5Matt Stites
6Matt Reynolds
7Daniel Hudson
8David Hernandez
9Enrique Burgos
10Vidal Nuno
11Andrew Chafin