SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- For most major leaguers with more than four years of service time, a demotion to Triple-A would come as an indignity, a career setback.
For Diamondbacks reliever David Hernandez last season, though, it was a welcome change.
"My reaction? Relief," Hernandez said. "Most people are upset, not happy. For me, it was just like I had the weight lifted...
The Diamondbacks finally made a move that has been long overdue, announcing immediately following their 4-1 loss to the New York Mets on Saturday night that they have sent reliever David Hernandez to Triple-A Reno.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have optioned struggling reliever David Hernandez to Triple-A Reno.
Arizona's primary setup man the previous two seasons, Hernandez has struggled most of this season, entering Saturday's game against the New York Mets with a 4-6 record and a 5.32 ERA.
The right-hander had another rough outing against the Mets, allowing two runs on two hits in the...
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...
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- When the Diamondbacks gave reliever David Hernandez a two-year contract last June, the 27-year-old admitted wanting to be a closer but said, "You've kind of just got to wait your turn."
It seemed then as if the wait could nearly be over. The D-backs had not picked up their option on 35-year-old closer J.J. Putz, who'd scuffled a bit after posting...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Team Mexicos loss was Team USAs gain, as Diamondbacks right-hander David Hernandez switched teams for the World Baseball Classic on Saturday in an eligibility snafu.
Originally scheduled to pitch for Mexico, Hernandez found out Friday that his family tree did not go back far enough for him to qualify. But when Cleveland reliever Chris Perez was a late scratch...
Lest Team USA be accused of not playing to win the World Baseball Classic, consider the gamesmanship involved in the Americans' latest roster decision.
When Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez withdrew from the tournament Friday because of a shoulder injury, USA needed to find another relief pitcher. They chose Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander David Hernandez.
On one level...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with primary setup man David Hernandez on a two-year contract.
The 27-year-old right-hander has been one of the most effective relievers in baseball since joining the Diamondbacks to pitch in front of closer J.J. Putz. Hernandez would've been arbitration eligible after this season.
Arizona announced the deal after beating the Chicago...
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June 24, 2012
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks and reliever David Hernandez agreed to terms on a two-year contract, the team announced Sunday following a 5-1 win.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hernandez, 27, would have been arbitration eligible for the first time following this season after making just under 500,000 this year.
"I've heard horror stories about going through arbitration...
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Though he somewhat flew under the radar, reliever David Hernandez was a key part of the unexpected success the D-backs had last year en route to winning 94 games and the National League West.