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David Hernandez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Friday that David Hernandez (elbow) could rejoin the Diamondbacks' bullpen next week.
The right-hander is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He has already appeared in two minor league rehab games with High-A Visalia, tossing a pair of scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and striking out three. May 22 - 7:59 PM

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David Hernandez (elbow) won't return until at least late May after feeling overall body soreness following some throwing last week.

Hernandez appeared in an extended spring training game on Saturday, so this doesn't look like a significant setback. The D'Backs had been hoping to have him in mid-May but will now take things a bit slower with him. "He's definitely going to be later than we thought," manager Chip Hale said. Hernandez will appear in at least one more extended spring training game before the club considers a rehab assignment.
May 10 - 9:09 AM

David Hernandez (elbow) will begin appearing in extended spring training games on Saturday.

It's not clear how many appearances he'll need before being cleared for an official rehab assignment, but it shouldn't be too many. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Hernandez should have a shot to rejoin the Diamondbacks' bullpen sometime in May.
Apr 21 - 6:40 PM

Diamondbacks placed RHP David Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Along with teammate Patrick Corbin, Hernandez was victimized by Tommy John surgery last spring. On March 25, he threw off the mound for the first time since the surgery. Hernandez is further ahead in his rehab than Corbin and barring setbacks, could possibly return to the Diamondbacks' bullpen in May.
Apr 4 - 11:02 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tuffy Gosewisch
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3Gerald Laird
4Jordan Pacheco
5Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Chris Owings
2Aaron Hill
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Ender Inciarte
2David Peralta
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Mark Trumbo
2Yasmany Tomas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Josh Collmenter
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Chase Anderson
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Archie Bradley
6Bronson Arroyo
7Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Enrique Burgos
3Addison Reed
4David Hernandez
5Oliver Perez
6Daniel Hudson
7Randall Delgado
8J.C. Ramirez
9Andrew Chafin
10Vidal Nuno