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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: 6 | Salary: $1,375,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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D-Backs RP David Hernandez hit by line drive in Wednesday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez was forced to leave Wednesday's game against the Phillies after being hit by a line drive in the left ankle by Andres Blanco in the sixth inning, reports MLB.com.

Hernandez allowed two hits over 1/3 innings before leaving with the ankle contusion


Diamondbacks' David Hernandez takes loss in relief on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Diamondbacks reliever David Hernandez has had a rough go of it since returning from Tommy John surgery on June 7. In particular, the right-hander has really struggled over the his last three appearances, and the hard times continued on Tuesday.

Hernandez suffered his first loss of the season in the 6-4 defeat to the Dodgers. He entered the game in the top of the 10th inning with the scored 4-4. But he allowed three runs to score in the 10th, including a go-ahead home run to Howie Kendrick. 

Hernandez has now given up five runs over his last three outings, and owns a 7.50 ERA this season.

"For just so long, you grow accustomed to pitching and feeling fine, like nothing happened," Hernandez said, per MLB.com. "But I know it's going to take time. But up here there's no time, you've got to get the outs before obviously they score any runs." 


Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez tosses scoreless inning


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Pitching in his first game since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year, Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez tossed a scoreless inning during Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Mets.

"It feels amazing," he said, per The Arizona Republic. "It was a long journey, some ups and downs, along the way. But just happy to be a part of the team again."


Diamondbacks reinstate RP David Hernandez (elbow) from DL


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/7/2015) The Diamondbacks will reinstate relief pitcher David Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday, the team announced after their 2-1 win over the Mets on Saturday.

Hernandez has been with the team recently, though he wasn't removed from the DL until now.

He hasn't pitched in the Major Leagues since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2013.


Diamondbacks RP David Hernandez nearing long-awaited return


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Diamondbacks reliever David Hernandez is back with the team, though he has not yet been activated from the disabled list. Hernandez hasn't pitched in the Major Leagues since 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

But Hernandez could be activated during the team's current series with the Mets, or the following series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

"We've had him do everything so he can pitch important innings for us," manager Chip Hale said, per MLB.com. "I'm sure when he gets out there on the mound the adrenaline will take over and you'll see a little more excitement out of him hopefully."


Diamondbacks waiting to see David Hernandez in rehab games


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Before he's able to re-join his major-league club, the Diamondbacks want to see how right-handed pitcher David Hernandez responds after back-to-back rehab games, according to FOX Sports Arizona.  

Hernandez is still recovering from an elbow injury and hasn't pitched for Arizona this season. Making matters worse, games at Double-A Mobile, where Hernandez is doing his rehab assignment, have been rained out Monday and Tuesday. 

There was some optimism that Hernandez could return to the Diamondbacks late last week but that hope appears to have been postponed. 


D-Backs David Hernandez could join club next week


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said pitcher David Hernandez will likely re-join the club next week, according to the team's website.

Hale said Hernandez's next stop will be with Double-A Mobile before returning to Arizona. Hernandez has been dealing with an elbow injury and has been unable to pitch for the Diamondbacks yet this season. 


Diamondbacks RP David Hernandez to pitch at Double-A


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) The Diamondbacks plan to have pitcher David Hernandez pitch at Double-A sometime over the weekend, manager Chip Hale said, according The Arizona Republic.

Hernandez is suffering from an elbow injury and he has not pitched for the Diamondbacks this season. He pitched a scoreless inning during a rehab assignment in Class A on Monday.

"He wont be back at least until after the weekend," Hale said to MLB.com. "I think that's something we talked about, but I don't think we do. I think we can do it up here if we had to after he had a few outings. I think we could give him every other day for a while until we're ready to do that."


Diamondbacks' David Hernandez could return during homestand


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said pitcher David Hernandez could return to the team sometime during the upcoming homestand, reports The Arizona Republic.

Hernandez is on the disabled list with an elbow injury, but he was able to pitch a scoreless inning during a rehab assignment in Class A on Monday. The Diamondbacks begin their upcoming homestand Friday against the Cubs.


Diamondbacks' David Hernandez throws one scoreless in rehab


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez tossed a scoreless seventh inning on Monday for Class A Visalia. Hernandez struck out two and allowed one hit. He was able to reach 95 mph on his fastball multiple times.

Hernandez, who is currently on the 15-day DL with an elbow injury, has not allowed a run yet in his two rehab appearances.


Diamondbacks' David Hernandez makes rehab debut Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez (elbow) began a rehab assignment with high Class A Visalia Saturday, tossing a scoreless inning and striking out one.

Manager Chip Hale said Sunday that Hernandez's fastball ranged from 93 to 95 mph in the rehab debut, the Arizona Republic reports. The pitcher is slated to make three more appearances in the minors, including pitching on consecutive days, before being reassessed. He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013 while recovering from Tommy John surgery.


Diamondbacks' David Hernandez to pitch in extended spring training


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) After throwing a bullpen session Wednesday, Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez is set to pitch in an extended spring training game Saturday, reports MLB.com.

Hernandez has not appeared in a game this season as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery.


D-Backs RP David Hernandez throws again Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Diamondbacks reliever David Hernandez, who is coming off Tommy John surgery in 2014, threw in a game situation Tuesday for the second time since his surgery, per the Arizona Daily Star

However, manager Chip Hale did not think Hernandez felt as good as he did in his first outing Saturday. Hernandez threw 20 pitches Tuesday.


D-Backs P David Hernandez throws in extended spring game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Diamondbacks reliever David Hernandez allowed an infield hit in an extended spring game appearance this past Saturday, according to MLB.com

It was the first time Hernandez pitched in a game since he had Tommy John surgery a year ago. He threw 13 pitches in one inning. He's expected to pitch in another extended spring game on Tuesday and a total of five. 

Once his extended spring games are over he'll begin a minor-league rehab assignment. 

"I was excited just to feel a part of a team," Hernandez said. "It was just a weight off my shoulders. It felt good to be back out there. The command wasn't anywhere near where I wanted it to be."


D-Backs' Hernandez to throw in extended spring game Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher David Hernandez is expected to throw in an extended spring training game on Saturday, reports FOX Sports Arizona. The 29-year-old missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He remains hopeful of a return in May.

Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin, David Hernandez to throw live BP


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/19/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that pitchers Patrick Corbin and David Hernandez are scheduled to throw live batting practice on Tuesday, reports AZCentral.com.

It'll be the first time either pitcher will face real hitters since their Tommy John surgeries.

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.