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The Philadelphia Phillies signed the pitcher formally know as Fausto Carmona, AKA Roberto Hernandez, in an attempt to bolster their starting rotation. It is a move that a few years ago would have been a signing to have a sixth or seventh pitcher to look at in Spring Training. Now Ruben Amaro is looking at these long shot pitchers as legitimate options for his starting rotation.
This is another move that makes no sense unless Amaro is still planning on adding a legitimate number 2 or 3 pitcher to this rotation. Ruben keeps calling the Phillies a championship caliber team. When this team truly was at that level they had three legitimate pitchers at the top of their rotation. No one is saying that they need to replace Roy Halladay with another pitcher of his caliber, but when the free agent season opened names like Matt Garza, Ricky Nolasco, Bronson Arroyo, and Ubaldo Jimenez seemed to be the right fit for this team.
The projected rotation now has two aces in Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee,...
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According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies will sign former Indians and Rays pitcher Roberto Hernandez to a one-year deal, pending a physical.
You may remember Hernandez as the artist formerly known as Fausto Carmona. Through 2011, he played with that assumed name, which is the name he used to acquire a visa to play in the US. Hernandez was suspended by MLB for three...
Roberto Hernandez, nee Fausto Carmona, has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million with the Philadelphia Phillies. There is an additional $1.5 million he could gain in incentives.
Famous for his spectacular 2007 season and his name change/age ordeal that cost him most of 2012, Hernandez was 6-13 with a 4.89 ERA in 32 games (24 starts) for the Rays last season. He...
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that right-hander Roberto Hernandez and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a one-year contract.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because an agreement has not been completed and the player is to have a physical.
The 33-year-old Hernandez was formerly known as Fausto Carmona. He was arrested in January...
On Thursday morning, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. revealed that the Philadelphia Phillies had moved to sign a free agent starter to fill out their rotation - he just wouldn't say who, as the deal was pending a physical. CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury didn't take long to find out that the free agent was the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona, Roberto Hernandez.Amaro...
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The Philadelphia Phillies reached an agreement with right-hander Roberto Hernandez according to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly. The deal is pending a physical. Hernandez spent 2013 with the Tampa Bay Rays and pitched to a 4.89 ERA with a 6-13 record. Known for inducing ground balls Hernandez had a 53.2% ground ball rate in 2013.
His best season came in 2007 when he went 19-8 with...
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According to multiple reports, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed pitcher Roberto Hernandez to a one year deal. This deal is worth $4.5 million guaranteed, and it includes some incentives; Hernandez will earn $200K for reaching 140 and 155 innings pitched, $300K for reaching 170 and 185 innings pitched, and $500K for reaching 200 innings pitched...
You remember these guys? They're not here. Photo by Richard Wilkins Jr. In 2007, Fausto Carmona, now known as Roberto Hernandez, was a better starting pitcher than Cliff Lee. It would seem fitting that the Phillies of 2014 would sign a guy seven years removed from his best stuff, on...
The Philadelphia Phillies have reached a deal with right handed pitcher Ramon Hernandez.
Hernandez, 33, formerly was known as Fausto Carmona and should fit into the back end of the Phillies rotation in 2014.
Last season Hernandez pitched for the Tampa Bay Rays and had a 4.89 ERA and 113/38 K/BB ratio in 151 innings over 24 starts and eight relief appearances.
The Phillies finally added a starter today in 30 year-old 33 year-old Fausto Carmona Roberto Hernandez. Though the move was particularly underwhelming, at least it's a guy. Yes, someone who can show up and pitch. The Phillies find their starting rotation in dangerous need of more options. Simply put, the...
Right-hander Roberto Hernandez and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a one-year contract, a source confirms to FOX Sports 1 Insider Ken Rosenthal.
The deal, which is pending a physical, was first reported by Jim Salisbury of CSN.
The 33-year-old Hernandez was formerly known as Fausto Carmona. He was arrested in January 2012 on charges of falsifying his identity that were...
The Philadelphia Phillies entered the winter meetings with many holes to fill following a disappointing 73-89 season last year. The Phillies were one of the best teams in baseball over a five year stretch from 2007 - 2011 and general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. believes the team can compete next season by adding complementary, affordable pieces to a veteran core. As reported by Todd...
Pitcher Roberto Hernandez and the Philadelphia Phillies have completed a $4.5 million, one-year contract.
The 33-year-old right-hander agreed to the deal last week subject to a physical, and the contract was announced Wednesday.
Formerly known as Fausto Carmona, Hernandez was arrested in January 2012 on charges of falsifying his identity that were later dropped. Major League Baseball...
It's an Epidemic!Seems like even the bad players are making big money nowadays. GMs around baseball are doling out millions to over-the-hill has-beens or never-weres. Fausto Carmona Roberto Hernandez , he of only 2 good seasons out of his 8 year career, got 1 YR/$4.5M from the Phillies. Clint Barmes, who's OPS hasn't cracked .600 the past 2 seasons, just re-upped with...