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David Hernandez | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cosumnes River (CA)
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 16 (0) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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David Hernandez will head into spring training as the favorite for the closer's role in Philadelphia.
Used as a starter early in his career, Hernandez has settled in as a reliable late-inning relief option. Though he's mostly been limited to setup duty, Hernandez did log 11 saves with the Diamondbacks in 2011 while filling in for J.J. Putz. Andrew Bailey, Ernesto Frieri and Edward Mujica all have closing experience so Hernandez should face plenty of competition this spring. Feb 11 - 9:40 AM

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Phillies signed RHP David Hernandez to a one-year, $3.9 million contract.

It's a guaranteed major league deal. Hernandez had a 4.28 ERA in 40 appearances with the Diamondbacks this past season and allowed six home runs in just 33 2/3 innings, but he struck out nearly a batter per inning and showed good velocity in his first year back from Tommy John surgery. There's some nice upside here for Philadelphia.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 10:29:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies have agreed to sign reliever David Hernandez, pending a physical.

The exact terms of the deal aren't yet known. Hernandez made his return from Tommy John surgery this past season and posted a 4.28 ERA and 33/11 K/BB ratio in 33 2/3 innings. He'd be a nice little buy-low for Philadelphia's bullpen.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 08:36:00 AM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that David Hernandez is finalizing a contract with a National League East team.

Cotillo thinks it might be the Phillies, although he hasn't confirmed it. Hernandez held a 4.28 ERA over 40 appearances in 2015 in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, but he struck out a batter per frame and should get better further removed from the operation.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 11:29:00 PM

David Hernandez (ankle) struck out the only batter he faced in his return to the mound Saturday.

Hernandez had to leave his previous appearance after being hit in the left ankle by a comebacker. He'll be fine moving forward.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 08:29:00 AM

David Hernandez was diagnosed with a left ankle contusion.

Hernandez suffered the injury when he was hit in the ankle by a comebacker during Wednesday's game against the Phillies. The right-hander should be considered day-to-day.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 07:07:00 PM

David Hernandez left Wednesday's appearance against the Phillies after being hit in the ankle by a comebacker.

Andres Blanco smoked a liner back at Hernandez and hit him in the left ankle. Hernandez threw a few warmup pitches but eventually left with a trainer. The right-hander had allowed two hits in 1/3 of an inning before leaving. He's day to day for now.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 06:51:00 PM

Diamondbacks activated RHP David Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list.

Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Hernandez allowed just one hit and no runs while striking out nine over six rehab innings. He could be used in high-leverage situations relatively quickly given the issues the D'Backs have had in their bullpen.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 08:29:00 AM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Friday that David Hernandez (elbow) could rejoin the bullpen before the end of the weekend.

If not, he'll return next week when the team begins their road trip. The right-hander is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and has looked good on a minor league rehab assignment, hurling six scoreless innings between High-A Visalia and Double-A Mobile.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 07:17:00 PM

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.
Fri, May 22, 2015 07:59:00 PM

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.
Sun, May 10, 2015 09:09:00 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.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 06:40:00 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.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 11:02:00 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.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 09:25:00 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.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 09:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
3J.P. Arencibia
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Darnell Sweeney
3Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Freddy Galvis
2Taylor Featherston
3Ryan Jackson
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Peter Bourjos
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
2Roman Quinn
3Cedric Hunter
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Tyler Goeddel
3David Lough
Starting Pitcher
S1Aaron Nola
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Charlie Morton
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Vincent Velasquez
7Matt Harrison
8Adam Morgan
9David Buchanan
Relief Pitcher
R1David Hernandez
2Luis Garcia
3Jeanmar Gomez
4Mario Hollands
5Elvis Araujo
6Hector Neris
7Andrew Bailey
8Edward Mujica
9Colton Murray
10Jimmy Cordero
11Dalier Hinojosa
12Edubray Ramos
13Michael Mariot
14Daniel Stumpf