While trade rumors swirl around starting pitchers, it’s the Diamondbacks’ offense that is underperforming. It took a two-out, two-run home run in the ninth off the bat of Eric Chavez to avoid a second straight shutout, as Tampa Bay beat the Diamondbacks 5-2 behind a strong performance by Roberto Hernandez.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There is something different about Roberto Hernandez. All season, the right-hander has remained a bit of a mystery, his effectiveness fluctuating between "passable" and levels below.
Recently, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon had pointed to Hernandez's lack of run support -- his average of 3.61 runs9 innings ranked fifth-lowest in the American...
Since his Tampa Bay Rays introduction, Roberto Hernandez has been something of an experiment. Manager Joe Maddon and executive vice president Andrew Friedman, though hopeful, could not entirely know what they would receive from the right-hander formerly known as Fausto Carmona.
Hernandez had a notable seven-year career with the Cleveland Indians, though he posted winning seasons...
Roberto Hernandez pitched six effective innings Sunday for his first win since he was known as Fausto Carmon, and the Tampa Bay Rays complete a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with an 8-1 victory.
Hernandez (1-3) allowed one run, three hits, three walks and had seven strikeouts in his first win since Sept. 20, 2011, while with Cleveland.
The 32-year old right-hander was...
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April 21, 2013
The Tampa Bay Rays have awarded Roberto Hernandez the fifth and final spot in their rotation to start the season. Hernandez signed a $3.25 million contract with the team this offense which includes nearly $2 million in additional incentives.
Hernandez made just three starts last season while his identify as Fausto Carmona was exposed to be a fraud.
The now 32-year-old right handed...
Earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Rays made a somewhat quiet signing in bringing aboard Roberto Hernandez on a one-year, $3.25 million deal (insert witty comment about identity fraud and whether or not they got the right guy).
The move was a bit surprising, given the Rays’ depth in their rotation, as well as the fact that the contract seems a bit heavy for a team like the Rays...
Roberto Hernandez had a rough outing and then he left the game with an injured ankle. What do you do with a guy like this? Roberto Hernandez’s time with the Cleveland Indians had to be coming to an end. The drama the Indians lived through this season isn’t worth the wait. The former Fausto Carmona hasn’t been a help to the Indians starting rotation since he has returned at...
CLEVELAND -- Roberto Hernandez put his head down, then slowly and quietly answered very simply on Sunday.
No, he said, sounding near embarrassed.
Was it all worth it to Hernandez, the Cleveland Indians pitcher once known as Fausto Carmona. Was it worth the public embarrassment for the six years in the major leagues and the 14 milllion in salary he had been paid?
Hernandez said no...
Roberto Hernandez, contrite and remorseful, has apologized to the Cleveland Indians and their fans.
Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, joined the team Sunday for the first time since being permitted to return to the United States.
The right-hander thanked the organization for supporting him after he was arrested in the Dominican Republic in January outside the U.S. consulate...
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July 21, 2012
BY ANY OTHER NAME
The pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona is returning to Cleveland. He could end up pitching with the Indians later in the season.