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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Diamondbacks optioned struggling reliever David Hernandez to Triple-A Reno on Saturday. The D-backs' primary setup man the previous two seasons, Hernandez has struggled for most of the season, and he had another rough outing Saturday against the Mets, allowing two runs on two hits in the eighth inning of a 4-1 loss. The 28-year-old right-hander has a 5.59 ERA, a 4-6 record and five blown saves. Hernandez was 2-3 with a 2.50 ERA last season and was 5-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 2011, when the Diamondbacks won the NL West title. He spent the first two years of his major league career with Baltimore, where he began as a starter. The Orioles traded him to the Diamondbacks before the 2011 season in a deal for third baseman Mark Reynolds, who was designated for assignment this week by the Indians.
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