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David Hernandez | Relief Pitcher | #33

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cosumnes River (CA)
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 16 (0) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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With Bud Norris needing a day off, David Hernandez recorded his first save by pitching a scoreless ninth with a two-run lead Wednesday against the Yankees.
The last time Hernandez was asked to close, he blew a three-run lead without getting an out against the White Sox on May 16. He succeeded tonight, but not before allowing three long flyballs, one or two of which could have been homers elsewhere. In Angel Stadium, they resulted in two outs and a double. Jun 15 - 2:01 AM

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Filling in for Bud Norris, David Hernandez blew a three-run lead while getting no outs in the ninth inning Tuesday against the White Sox.

In Hernandez's defense, Kole Calhoun should have made a play on Avisail Garcia's double to right that was the big blow in the inning. Still, Hernandez didn't retire any of the other three batters he faced. He was only closing tonight because Norris had pitched three days in a row.
May 17 - 2:25 AM

Angels purchased the contract of RHP David Hernandez from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Hernandez was acquired from the Braves earlier Monday and will immediately join the big league bullpen. He posted a 3.84 ERA and 9.9 K/9 ratio over 70 appearances with the Phillies last season and should help out in middle relief.
Apr 24 - 6:38 PM

The newly-acquired David Hernandez is expected to immediately join the Angels' bullpen, reports Chris Cotillo of SB Nation.

It makes sense given the extensive injuries with the Angels' relief corps. Hernandez, 31, had a 3.84 ERA with 9.9 K/9 in 70 relief appearances with the Phillies last season and began this year with a 1.12 ERA and 9/2 K/BB ratio over eight innings with the Braves' Triple-A affiliate. Bud Norris and Blake Parker appears to be at the top of the depth chart for saves, but Hernandez could be a dark horse option in this brittle bullpen.
Apr 24 - 2:08 PM

Angels acquired RHP David Hernandez from the Braves for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The Angels are missing Cam Bedrosian, Huston Street, Andrew Bailey, and Mike Morin to injury at the moment, so Hernandez will provide an experienced arm for the bullpen. The 31-year-old had a 1.12 ERA and 9/2 K/BB ratio over eight innings with the Braves' Triple-A affiliate. He could join the major league roster soon.
Apr 24 - 1:22 PM

Braves signed RHP David Hernandez to a minor league contract.

Hernandez opted out of his minor league deal with the Giants on Friday and apparently likes his potential opportunity with the Braves more. He might have to spend a little time in the minors first but should get a shot in Atlanta.
Mar 26 - 3:58 PM

Giants released RHP David Hernandez.

Hernandez requested and was granted his released after being told he wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster. The veteran reliever posted a 4.76 ERA over six relief appearances this spring. He has struck out over a batter per inning during his career and shouldn't be out of a job long.
Mar 24 - 3:52 PM

Giants signed RHP David Hernandez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The Giants have been in touch with Hernandez for a while and like the experience that he could add to the bullpen. The 31-year-old fanned 80 batters in 72 2/3 innings last season while posting a 3.84 ERA, though he had issues with home runs and walks. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Hernandez will receive a $1.5 million salary if he makes the major league roster.
Feb 14 - 11:23 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Giants are signing reliever David Hernandez to a minor league contract.

It's somewhat surprising that Hernandez had to settle for a minor league deal. While the 31-year-old gave up 11 homers and walked 32 batters in 72 2/3 innings with the Phillies last season, he also struck out 80 batters while posting a decent 3.84 ERA. But clearly the interest wasn't there with spring training approaching. The Giants have some options, but Hernandez could be in position to secure a bullpen spot in the spring.
Feb 14 - 10:23 AM

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation confirms the Orioles are showing interest in free agent reliever David Hernandez.

MASN's Roch Kubatko was first to suggest Baltimore as a possible fit for the 31-year-old right-hander. Hernandez posted a 3.84 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 80/32 K/BB ratio in 72 2/3 innings last season out of the Philadelphia bullpen after working his way back from Tommy John surgery with Arizona in 2015. He'll probably operate in middle relief wherever he winds up signing.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 04:47:00 PM

David Hernandez allowed a run but earned his first save of the season Saturday against the Reds.

Hernandez gave up a run on two hits but was able to get out of the inning without further damage. The save opportunity only came because closer Jeanmar Gomez had worked the previous two days, but it's good to know where he stands in the event Gomez falters or gets injured. The 31-year-old owns a 3.12 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 24/6 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings this year.
Sat, May 14, 2016 11:00:00 PM

David Hernandez took the loss Monday against the Reds after he failed to retire any of the three batters he faced.

Brutal. Asked to protect a one-run lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, Hernandez walked Adam Duvall before giving up a double to Scott Schebler. He then walked Billy Hamilton to load the bases. Phillies manager Pete Mackanin brought the hook after that, but all three runners eventually came around to score. Dalier Hinojosa just saw his fantasy stock go up by default, but this figures to be a very messy situation all season.
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 07:54:00 PM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Monday that he could use "one of five guys" at closer.

No reliever stood out enough to grab the job this spring, so Mackanin will keep his options open as the regular season begins. David Hernandez and Dalier Hinojosa are probably the best bets for saves in the early going, with left-hander James Russell also potentially working into the mix at some point. We're expecting role changes throughout the year from the rebuilding Phils.
Mon, Apr 4, 2016 12:27:00 PM

David Hernandez allowed a solo homer and a triple in his inning against Phillies prospects on Saturday.

Hernandez's spring finale didn't inspire a whole lot of confidence. Dalier Hinojosa might get the first save chance the Phillies generate this year. Perhaps it will even happen in April.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 04:06:00 PM

David Hernandez worked around two hits to pitch a scoreless inning Wednesday against the Astros.

Hernandez has allowed one run in three innings since returning from triceps tendinitis. He's back looking like the favorite for saves in the Phillies pen, though Dalier Hinojosa is also expected to be in the mix initially.
Wed, Mar 30, 2016 05:27:00 PM

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2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
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CF1Mike Trout
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RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
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S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8J.C. Ramirez
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Relief Pitcher
R1Bud Norris
2Cam Bedrosian
3Huston Street
4Andrew Bailey
5Jose Alvarez
6Blake Parker
7Yusmeiro Petit
8David Hernandez
9Keynan Middleton