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30 David Hernandez RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/245 | Birthdate: 5/13/1985 | Birthplace: Sacramento, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Arizona | College: Cosumnes River College (CA) | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $1,375,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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D-backs' Patrick Corbin, David Hernandez throw 30 sliders Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Diamondbacks pitchers Patrick Corbin and David Hernandez each threw 30 sliders off the mound Friday as they work back from Tommy John surgeries, reports AZCentral.com.

The pitch is considered the toughest on a pitcher's elbow, but Hernandez felt strong when throwing it on the mound.

"I'm excited to throw a pitch that I heavily depend on," Hernandez said. "The first time out, I liked where it was at. It had good break and good command."

Corbin left his command left something to be desired. Both are scheduled to face live hitters later this month and begin their rehab schedules, according to the report. Hernandez may be able to return by the middle of May.

"I'm excited to finally see that light at the end of the tunnel," Hernandez said. "Seeing a hitter in the box, that's going to be fun. I'm looking forward to it."


Diamondbacks place five players on disabled list


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) The Diamondbacks have placed pitcher Patrick Corbin (elbow), pitcher David Hernandez (elbow), catcher Oscar Hernandez (wrist), pitcher Matt Stites (elbow) and pitcher Bronson Arroyo (elbow) on the disabled list, the team announced Saturday.

D-backs' Patrick Corbin, David Hernandez toss bullpens Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Diamondbacks pitchers Patrick Corbin and David Hernandez were both able to throw bullpen sessions Tuesday for the first time since they both underwent Tommy John surgery.

"It was awesome, exciting," Corbin said on Tuesday to MLB.com. "I woke up this morning and it felt like it was my first start of the season. Tomorrow it will be one year from surgery, so just a great feeling to get back out there. I wasn't really nervous because I knew my elbow felt great from all the work that we've been doing this past year. Just super excited to get on the mound and be able to throw again."

Hernandez is expected to be back before Corbin and was able to throw without worrying about his elbow.

"To be honest with you, I didn't think about it at all when I started throwing," Hernandez said. "It's kind of on the back burner. I just kind of felt like it was my first bullpen in Spring Training. Next is your next bullpen, and then you'll face batters and then you'll be in games. That's the way I'm looking at it."


Diamondbacks' David Hernandez targeting early May return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez (elbow) is scheduled to throw off a mound within the next 10 days and is targeting a return in early May, the Arizona Republic reports.

"When I come back, I want to be ready," Hernandez said. "I want to be counted on to go one, two, three days in a row. It's just not fair to the other guys in the bullpen when they need a day and you haven't really thrown all that much. When and if I come back, I want to be counted on as a guy who can be in there in any game, in any situation."

Hernandez missed the 2014 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.


Diamondbacks' David Hernandez hoping to start throwing soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez is hoping to start throwing soon, according to azcentral.com.

Hernandez underwent Tommy John surgery last season, and admitted it's been tough to watch the other pitchers throw early in camp. "That was hard — not hard, but frustrating," he said. "I feel like I could get up there and start throwing bullpens."

Hernandez added that he's still aiming to be ready be opening day, though it appears more likely he'll need a few weeks before he's activated. While Hernandez has some concerns about coming back from the injury, his pitching coach, Mike Harkey, isn't too worried about it. "If we can get him back to where he was before," Harkey said, "we could quite possibly have a really, really good bullpen, which would do wonders for us late in games."

Hernandez posted a 4.48 ERA over 62 1/3 innings back in 2013. 


D-Backs, David Hernandez avoid arbitration


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) The Diamondbacks have reached an agreement with David Hernandez on a contract, according to the azcentral.com.

Hernandez was eligible for arbitration, but settled on a $2 million salary figure for next season. The 29-year-old posted a missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.


Diamondbacks tender contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Diamondbacks have tendered contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players, per the Arizona Republic on Tuesday. Those players include: Shortstop Cliff Pennington, reliever David Hernandez, starter Jeremy Hellickson, first baseman Mark Trumbo, starter Wade Miley and reliever Addison Reed.

Report: Diamondbacks expected to tender David Hernandez


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Diamondbacks are expected to tender pitcher David Hernandez a contract by Tuesday’s deadline, reports The Arizona Republic.

Hernandez is recovering from Tommy John surgery which prevented him from pitching in 2014. He posted a 4.48 ERA in 2013.


Diamondbacks clear their 60-day disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) The Diamondbacks have moved four players off the 60-day disabled list, according to the Arizona Republic

Bronson Arroyo, Patrick Corbin, David Hernandez and Matt Reynolds were activated Thursday. Players are not allowed to be on the 60-day disabled list during the offseason. They can be put back on the 60-day DL once the season begins again. 


David Hernandez transferred to 60-day DL


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) The Diamondbacks transferred pitcher David Hernandez to the 60-day disabled list Monday. The move is strictly procedural, as Hernandez is recovering from Tommy John surgery.

David Hernandez to undergo Tommy John Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday.

Hernandez met with Dr. James Andrews Monday, who determined he should have the procedure. Hernandez will likely miss all of 2014 in order to recover. He posted a 4.48 ERA in 62 1/3 innings last year.


David Hernandez hits 15-day disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez hit the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

The move is backdated to March 27, but Hernandez isn't expected to return any time soon. He'll have a second opinion on his elbow Monday, but the initial diagnosis was a torn UCL. Hernandez posted a 4.48 ERA in 62 1/3 innings last year.


David Hernandez to get second opinion Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez will get a second opinion with Dr. James Andrews Monday after being diagnosed with a torn UCL, FOXSportsArizona.com reports.

Hernandez will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday unless he gets a positive result in his doctor's visit the previous day. The Diamondbacks are almost certain to lose a pitcher who went 5-6 with a 4.48 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 66:24 K:BB ratio in 62 1/3 innings last season.


Report: David Hernandez destined for Tommy John surgery


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) A torn UCL sustained by Diamondbacks relief pitcher David Hernandez will probably require season-ending Tommy John surgery, per FoxSports.com, which is further reporting that a second MRI that reveals the same problem will clinch the need for the procedure.

The loss of Hernandez, whose fastball was peaking at 95 mph recently, could severely impact the Arizona bullpen. He was slated to serve as the setup man for new closer Addison Reed. That job is now likely to be given to J.J. Putz.

Hernandez regressed in 2013 after two fine seasons as a short reliever and part-time closer the previous two years, during which he struck out 175 in 130 2/3 innings and posted a 2.94 ERA.


David Hernandez diagnosed with a torn UCL


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez has been diagnosed with a torn UCL, according to FoxSports.com.

Hernandez had a MRI on his arm, which revealed the injury. Hernandez will seek a second opinion. Hernandez posted a 4.48 ERA in 62 1/3 innings last year.


David Hernandez comes to camp in better shape


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez has reported to camp in better shape, according to the azcentral. 

Hernandez had a rough year in 2013. He posted a 4.48 ERA in 62 1/3 innings, and wasn't happy with his performance. "That was probably the worst season of my life," Hernandez said. 

He explained that part of his struggles were due to being out of shape. "I just felt so slow and out of shape," he said. "I think that had something to do with it." Hernandez weighed 260 at his heaviest last year. He reported to camp weighing 238 pounds. 

Kirk Gibson thinks Hernandez can get things together this time around. "You look at his body; he’s in better shape this year," Gibson said. "He’s a lot leaner. His mind is right. He’s just in a better spot mentally (and) physically."


Diamondbacks recall two relievers from Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Diamondbacks recalled relievers David Hernandez and Tony Sipp from Triple-A Reno Sunday. Hernandez is 4-6 with a 5.59 ERA in 48 relief appearances, while Sipp is 3-1 with a 3.86 ER in 48 relief appearances fort Arizona.

David Hernandez sent down after rough outing


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2013) The Diamondbacks optioned reliever David Hernandez to Triple-A after a rough performance on Saturday.

Hernandez allowed a two-run single to Wilmer Flores in the eighth, which broke the game open for the Mets. He allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one over one inning of work in a 4-1 defeat. He owns a 5.59 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP in 48 1/3 innings of relief in the majors.

David Hernandez notches save No. 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2013) Diamondbacks reliever David Hernandez notched his second save of the season Friday night against the Brewers.

Hernandez pitched a perfect ninth inning as he struck out two and preserved a 2-1 victory. He has a 4.57 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP through 40 appearances (41 1/3 innings).

David Hernandez closes out Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2013) With Heath Bell having pitched in the last three games, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson rolled with David Hernandez for the final three outs of Friday's win against the Phillies.

Hernandez, who entered the game in the ninth with a one-run lead, allowed the first two batters on base. He worked his way out of the jam and needed just 14 pitches to secure a 3-2 win and his first save of the season.

Hernandez has a 3.57 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP through his first 17 2/3 innings.

Kirk Gibson discusses back of bullpen


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2013) Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told MLB.com on Wednesday that Heath Bell will receive the first shot at closing games with J.J. Putz on the disabled list. David Hernandez will remain in his current role as setup man.

"I just think Heath's got more experience at closer right now, and if we move Heath and David right now we're really moving the whole bullpen," Gibson said. "It just seems like it's less disruptive."

Don't give up on David Hernandez yet


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2013) Despite blowing away hitters over the past few seasons with overpowering stuff, David Hernandez is still waiting for his chance. The Diamondbacks appear keen on prioritizing experience at the back end of the bullpen, and all signs appear to indicate that former All-Star Heath Bell, and not Hernandez, will get the call for save opportunities with J.J. Putz on the disabled list.

For Fantasy owners who have been making Hernandez a target of speculative pickups, this is bad news, but it is by no means a death knell for his long-term value. I definitely would not run out to grab Hernandez right now, but Bell is unlikely to get much of a leash, given his dreadful season with the Marlins a year ago.

Hernandez clearly has the most upside out of the Diamondbacks' relief options if he can get some save chances, so Fantasy owners should continue to keep a close eye on the situation. If Bell looks shaky in the ninth inning, I would definitely take a look at Hernandez. He has averaged 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings in his last three seasons, with a 3.05 ERA.  


Diamondbacks to use two-closer committee?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2013) Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz is headed for further evaluation Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's game with elbow stiffness. If Putz has to miss extended time, then the Diamondbacks would need to replace his absence in the closer's role.

Heath Bell, who recorded his second save after replacing Putz Tuesday, believes the Diamondbacks would use a two-closer committee, involving David Hernandez and himself, if Putz needs a stint on the disabled list.

"They brought me in to help out if J.J. needed a day off or if David needed a day off," Bell said. "I mean, you never want to see anybody hurt. But unfortunately, if he has to take some time on the DL, I think myself and David can fill in real nicely."


David Hernandez worth watching


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2013) Both Matt Reynolds and David Hernandez ended Tuesday night as two of the five most-viewed players in CBSSports.com Fantasy leagues. That is because Diamondbacks' closer J.J. Putz's struggles to close out games continued yet again, as he blew his major-league leading fourth save of the season.

So far, it has been Reynolds -- not Hernandez -- who has gotten the excess save opportunities, however Hernandez is widely considered the closer of the future. He has huge potential as a shutdown closer, with 189 strikeouts in 150 1/3 innings since joining the Diamondbacks in 2011.

Hernandez has the greater upside as a Fantasy option, but whichever pitcher ends up getting consistent save opportunities will be the one to snag. The Diamondbacks have a lot of money tied up in Putz, but his struggles continue to make it hard for them to trust. Fantasy owners looking for saves on the wire will definitely want to keep an eye on the situation in Arizona. 


David Hernandez blows save, earns win


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2013) Diamondbacks reliever David Hernandez blew his second save on Wednesday afternoon against the Giants but also collected his first win. He entered in the ninth inning with a one-run lead and surrendered a solo homer to Brandon Crawford.

His teammates were able to score a run in the 10th and the right-hander earned the victory in a 3-2 win.

Hernandez has a 3.38 ERA through 11 appearances.