Twins have open date in rotation after demoting SP
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) The Twins optioned starting pitcher Pedro Hernandez to Triple-A Rochester Monday to clear a spot for reliever Caleb Thielbar. The Twins have an open date for a starting pitcher Friday at Detroit.
Hernandez allowed three earned runs on nine hits and a walk in 4 1/3 innings Sunday against the Red Sox. He is 2-1 with a 5.85 ERA through eight outings (six starts).
Pedro Hernandez suffers first loss
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Twins pitcher Pedro Hernandez suffered his first loss of the season in Sunday's 5-1 defeat to the Red Sox.
Hernandez (2-1), who made his sixth start of the season, surrendered a solo home run to Will Middlebrooks in the second. He was charged with three runs and nine hits over 4 1/3 innings of work. He struck out two and walked one as he saw his ERA rise from 5.79 to 5.85.
Hernandez is scheduled to make his next start Friday at Detroit. He has a whopping 10.22 ERA in three starts away from Target Field.
Pedro Hernandez gets back on track in May
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Twins pitcher Pedro Hernandez posted a 13.50 ERA over his first two starts in May but was much improved on Monday night against the White Sox. He allowed three runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings in a 10-3 win.
The left-hander was tagged with a two-spot in the first before making it through his next four frames unscathed. Then in the sixth, he put the first two men on before Alex Rios drove in a run with a groundout.
Hernandez, who threw 84 pitches, also struck out four with no walks while earning his second win.
His next start is scheduled for Sunday against the Red Sox. When Hernandez faced Boston on May 8, he allowed six runs over just two innings of work.
Pedro Hernandez remains in rotation
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Twins starting pitcher Pedro Hernandez has stumbled in his last few starts, but the team is not yet ready to pull him out of the rotation.
Hernandez allowed six runs on seven hits in two innings Wednesday to balloon his ERA to 5.96, raising questions about the security of his spot in the rotation. But according to MLB.com, neither general manager Terry Ryan nor manager Ron Gardenhire plan to make a change in the near future.
"Absolutely, I do," Gardenhire said, when asked if he expects Hernandez to be on the mound for his next scheduled start. "Until somebody tells me differently."
Hernandez is set to take on the White Sox Monday.
Pedro Hernandez leaves wild one early
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Twins starter Pedro Hernandez left Wednesday's start in Boston with an 11-6 lead and Minnesota only widened the gap from there. Unfortunately, Hernandez left after just two innings pitched.
Hernandez had to settle for a no-decision considering he couldn't go deep enough in the game to be eligible for a win. He needed 51 pitches to get just six outs and surrendered six runs on seven hits and a walk. He gave up a grand slam to Jonny Gomes as Boston scored five times off him in the first inning alone. Hernandez gave up two homers in total and his ERA jumped to 5.96.
The 24-year-old, who struck out two Wednesday, is 1-0 on the season but has given up 11 earned runs over his last two outings spanning just 7 1/3 innings. He's walked five over that span with three homers allowed.
Hernandez will look to turn things around when he next takes the hill Monday against the White Sox.
Pedro Hernandez roughed up for five runs
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Twins starting pitcher Pedro Hernandez was tagged for five earned runs but received a no-decision in his team's 7-6 loss to the Indians Friday. He allowed eight hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out just two batters.
Hernandez's ERA rose to 3.92 with the poor outing. He's lined up to face the Red Sox in Boston Wednesday.
Pedro Hernandez posts impressive first win
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Making his first start since April 7, Twins pitcher Pedro Hernandez turned in a solid outing on Saturday against the Rangers. He worked five scoreless innings, giving up five hits while striking out three in a 7-2 win.
The 24-year-old threw 52 of his 80 pitches for strikes and lowered his ERA from 3.48 to 2.35.
Hernandez also walked one while collecting his first major-league win.
His next start is scheduled for Friday against the Indians.
Pedro Hernandez set to start Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Twins pitcher Pedro Hernandez is scheduled to start Saturday against the Rangers, manager Ron Gardenhire told the Star Tribune.
It will be Hernandez's first start since April 7 and likely his first appearance since April 12. He has surrendered four runs and nine hits in 10 1/3 innings of work through his first two appearances.
Twins push entire rotation back
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) The Minnesota Twins had to push back their rotation Wednesday as the game against the Angels was postponed due to inclement weather, MLB.com reports. Vance Worley, expected to pitch Wednesday, will move back to Friday against Chicago after Thursday's off day.
Hernandez has pitched well in two appearances for the Twins, compiling a 3.86 ERA in 9 1/3 innings. Hernandez has allowed eight hits and three walks against four strikeouts. His next start is likely to come Wednesday.
"Hernandez came in today, and he's fine," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He should be ready to pitch in four or five days. They're thinking it's a cramp or a slight strain but nothing bad. All the belief is that he's fine, and he's throwing the ball fine, so that made our decision."
Pedro Hernandez suffers injury in relief
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Twins reliever Pedro Hernandez was pressed into long relief duty Friday against the Mets, but he was forced to leave after 4 1/3 innings due to a left calf strain.
Hernandez allowed just one run on four hits in his outing, with one strikeout. He tossed 77 pitches prior to the injury. Hernandez has appeared in two games this season, posting a 3.86 ERA in 9 1/3 innings, with four strikeouts and three walks.
He is considered day to day due to the injury, which is not considered serious.
Twins recall Pedro Hernandez for spot start
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) The Twins have recalled left-handed starter Pedro Hernandez from Triple-A Rochester for a spot start Sunday.
Hernandez's services became necessary after Cole De Vries was sent to the disabled list with a right forearm strain. Hernandez, 23, posted a 3.32 ERA over 18 starts between Double-A and Triple-A with a 2.95 K/BB last season.
With Scott Diamond expected to return to the Twins next week, Hernandez is unlikely to stick around the majors beyond Sunday's start.
Pedro Hernandez earns spot start
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) The Twins announced pitcher Pedro Hernandez will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester to take Cole De Vries' spot in the rotation for Sunday's game against Baltimore. Hernandez, who made his major-league debut in a spot start with the White Sox last season, produced an 8-4 record and 3.32 ERA over 19 games (18 starts) across two levels of the minors with Chicago and Minnesota.
The left-hander also tallied 65 strikeouts in 103 innings; he has not exceeded 100 strikeouts in a season during his pro career.
Twins option Pedro Hernandez to Triple-A
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) The Twins optioned pitcher Pedro Hernandez to Triple-A Wednesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
Hernandez, 24, didn't allow a run in 10 innings, and he struck out five against one walk. In 18 starts last season between Double-A and Triple-A, Hernandez allowed a 3.32 ERA with a 2.95 K/BB; given the Twins' lack of quality major-league starting pitching, he could be an option for the club later in the year.
Twins acquire Hernandez
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (7/28/2012) The White Sox have acquired starting pitcher Francisco Liriano from the Twins for infielder Eduardo Escobar and pitcher Pedro Hernandez Saturday. Hernandez made his first major-league start on July 18 and was roughed up by Red Sox. He was then optioned back to the minors after allowing eight runs in four innings of work in his MLB debut.