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56 Roberto Hernandez SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/230 | Birthdate: 8/30/1980 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $3,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 5/2 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Astros make a change to rotation plans for White Sox series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) With an off-day Thursday, the Astros made a slight change to their rotation.

Lance McCullers will still start the series opener Friday against the White Sox, but Dallas Keuchel is being moved up to Saturday to pitch on regular rest and Roberto Hernandez is being pushed back to Sunday.


Astros SP Roberto Hernandez has worst outing of season


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/24/2015) Astros starter Roberto Hernandez didn't have his best stuff Sunday and it resulted in the veteran's worst outing of the season. However, Houston's late rally got Hernandez off the hook and a no-decision in the team's 10-8 victory over the Tigers. 

Hernandez allowed seven runs and nine hits in just five innings of work. Prior to Sunday, he hadn't given up more than four runs in any of his previous eight starts. Hernandez saw his ERA rise to 4.77 after the shaky outing. 


Astros starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez earns win with six solid IP


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) Astros starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez (2-3) allowed two runs on seven hits in six innings Tuesday to take the win against the Athletics. 

Hernandez surrendered a solo home run to Max Muncy in the sixth inning. 

The win was Hernandez's first in four starts. 

"I'm very happy pitching this way," Hernandez said through a translator. "I hope to continue to stay in the game as long as I can."

The right hander has now gone at least six innings in each of his last seven starts. 

Hernandez returns to the mound for his next start Sunday in Detroit.


Astros' Roberto Hernandez gives up four in no decision


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Astros starter Roberto Hernandez gave up four runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. Hernandez left with a no decision in Thursday's win over Toronto. 

Hernandez walked three and didn't strike out a batter. He threw 85 pitches, 53 strikes. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday, against Oakland. 


Astros starter Roberto Hernandez hard-luck loser on Friday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/9/2015) Astros starter Roberto Hernandez (1-3) was a hard-luck loser on Friday, giving up two runs on six hits in 7 2/3 innings against the Angels.

Hernandez received no runs support Angels starter Jered Weaver tossed a six-hit shutout. 

"Roberto was good and made pitches and kept us in the game," manager A.J. Hinch said after the game, per MLB.com. "They created an inning on him when they got the leadoff batter on base, they hit and run, first and third, a sac fly. They scored in one of their few scoring opportunities.and got the lead, which is always nice to play with the lead. Roberto did his job."

Hernandez's next start is scheduled for Thursday against the Blue Jays.


Astros' Roberto Hernandez allows four earned runs vs. Mariners


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Astros pitcher Roberto Hernandez didn't factor into the decision Sunday, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks in six innings while striking out just one in his team's 7-6 victory over the Mariners.

Hernandez was staked to a three-run lead after the first inning but gave up two runs in the third inning to close the gap. His offense tacked on three more runs to give him a 6-2 lead, but he was hit hard in the sixth and seventh innings and left the game without a chance for the win.

Hernandez owns a 4.25 ERA and 17:9 K:BB ratio in 29 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Angels on the road Saturday.


Astros starter Roberto Hernandez goes six solid innings for win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/29/2015) Astros starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez (1-2) gave up three runs on six hits in six innings Tuesday to collect the win against the Padres.

Two of the three runs Hernandez allowed came via solo home runs from Wil Myers and Justin Upton.

Hernandez's next start is set for Sunday against the Mariners.

Astros' Roberto Hernandez earns second loss of season


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Astros pitcher Roberto Hernandez gave up three earned runs in Wednesday’s 3-2 loss to the Mariners.

Hernandez pitched seven innings and allowed six hits and a walk. Hernandez struck out two batters and surrendered a home run. His ERA is now 3.57 for the season.

Hernandez is now 0-2 for the season. 

Hernandez’s next projected start is on April 28 against the Padres.


Astros SP Roberto Hernandez seeks first career win vs. Angels


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Astros starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez is seeking his first career win against the Angels on Friday. While Hernandez has a 2.28 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 13 career appearances (nine starts) against the Angels, he is 0-4.

Shaky Astros' defense sinks Roberto Hernandez in loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Roberto Hernandez only allowed one earned run, but three Astros' errors tacked four unearned runs on as Texas won 6-2 on Saturday.

Hernandez earned a hard-luck loss, allowing five runs, one earned, in four and two thirds innings. He allowed five hits and walked four, striking out two batters.

Hernandez threw 92 pitches, 55 for strikes. He next pitches on Friday against the Angels and Jered Weaver. 


Astros add Roberto Hernandez, Joe Thatcher to roster


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) The Astros have added pitchers Roberto Hernandez and Joe Thatcher to the Opening Day roster and designated pitcher Alex White for assignment, the team announced Saturday.

Hernandez is set to open the season as the team's No. 5 starter in the rotation while Thatcher is likely to come out of the bullpen after signing a minor-league deal in February.

Hernandez posted a 3.71 ERA with five strikeouts and seven walks in five appearances while Thatcher posted a 1.13 ERA with six strikeouts in nine appearances.

White struggled in his three appearances this spring, posting a 15.75 ERA with no strikeouts and six walks.


Astros' Roberto Hernandez tosses six innings in spring tuneup


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Astros pitcher Roberto Hernandez allowed two runs on seven hits in six innings while striking out six and walking none in Thursday's exhibition game against Double-A Corpus Christi.

"I felt good," Hernandez said after the outing, per MLB.com. "I hope to continue to pitch like that. I just need to keep the ball down and don't overthrow, and I'll be good."

Hernandez retired 10 straight batters to close out his performance Thursday.

"I think he got a little mad at the end after he had guys hitting him around the ballpark a little bit early on," manager A.J. Hinch said. "He settled in and really pitched well. He threw 90 pitches and looked good. He has his first start for us against the Texas Rangers in a little more than a week, and he'll be ready."

Hernandez, who will open the season as the team's No. 5 starter, is scheduled to face the Rangers on April 11.


Astros finalize rotation plans for start of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch told reporters his rotation will line up with Dallas Keuchel on Opening Day against Indians, followed by Scott Feldman on Wednesday and Asher Wojciechowski on Thursday. Collin McHugh will open a three-game set at Texas on Friday, followed by Roberto Hernandez on Saturday, per the Houston Chronicle.

Roberto Hernandez informed he made Astros rotation


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Pitcher Roberto Hernandez has been informed that he made the Astros' Opening Day roster, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle

The 34-year-old Hernandez signed with the Astros on February 12. He went 3-0 with a 3.71 ERA in five spring games. 

"I like the dependability of Roberto, his veteran presence," manager A.J. Hinch said to MLB.com. "He can log some innings. I really like that this spring he's kept the ball on the ground, and he's very reliable. He's a guy who's been on a couple of different teams in a couple of different environments. You know what you're going to get with Roberto. He's stuck around this game a long time because he's a good pitcher."


Astros pitcher Roberto Hernandez making final staff decision difficult


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Astros pitcher Roberto Hernandez is still in the fight for the final spot on the pitching staff. He continued to prove why he belongs Saturday, allowing one run on three hits in five innings of work against the Marlins.

Manager A.J. Hinch continues to like what he's seen from the veteran, who is battling with Asher Wojciechowski, reports MLB.com.

"He had a nice game by getting through some very difficult jams and also getting a lot of ground balls," Hinch said. "I don't know what his total was, but it felt like they were pounding the ball into the ground, which is vintage Roberto Hernandez. There's a reason he's lasted this long in the league and you know what you're going to get and he found a way today."

Hernandez threw 71 pitches Saturday with 43 going for strikes.

"I don't think about that," Hernandez said when asked about his chances of making the team. "I want to continue my work and I never think about, 'Is it my last start?' I'm happy."


Astros' final rotation spot down to Wojciechowski, Hernandez


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch indicated Thursday that the final spot in the rotation is down between Asher Wojciechowski and Roberto Hernandez, according to the Houston Chronicle

"I'm not really making declarations at this point," Hinch said, per MLB.com. "Coming into next week, we'd like to have a clearer picture, but today, on Thursday, there's still many [bullpen] combos we could go with."

Wojciechowski owns a 1.08 ERA through five spring outings (two starts). He has 13 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings. Hernandez has 4.50 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP and 4:5 K:BB ratio over 12 innings of work this spring.


Astros' SP competition down to Hernandez, Deduno, Wojciechowski


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) With the demotion of Dan Straily to the minors on Monday, the competition for the final spot in the Astros rotation is down to Roberto Hernandez, Asher Wojciechowski and Samuel Deduno.

Although, general manager Jeff Lunhow seemed to indicate Hernandez, who is in camp on a minor-league deal, might be the favorite for the final spot in the rotation.

"You look at what's going on with other clubs around baseball, and there's a lot of injuries, and having extra pitchers that are major league-caliber is something we value," general manager Jeff Luhnow said of Hernandez. "That's definitely a consideration."

Wojciechowski has a 0.75 ERA through four spring outings (one start). Hernandez is 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA through four outings (two starts). Deduno is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA through four appearances (one start).


Astros pitchers Straily, Hernandez continue to push for rotation spot


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch likes the position he's in. At some point, he will make a decision between four options for a spot in the starting rotation. Sunday, both Dan Straily and Roberto Hernandez impressed Hinch, reports MLB.com.

"Roberto continues to be the veteran that he is," Hinch said. "He knows what his strengths and weaknesses are; he dials it up when he needs to. He's very trustworthy when it comes to what you're going to get with him."

Hernandez allowed one run on three hits in four innings of work on 49 pitches. Straily also allowed just one run, giving up two hits with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

"Straily, I thought, threw the ball pretty well, and the ball was coming out of his hands a little bit better than his last outing against Pittsburgh. He continues to utilize all his pitches. He fell behind a couple of those hitters and those are areas where it frustrates him a little bit, but he had outs and had a good inning."


Astros' Roberto Hernandez tosses four one-run innings Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Astros pitcher Roberto Hernandez allowed just one earned run on three hits and one walk in four innings while striking out two in Sunday's 14-2 win over the Pirates.

When asked to compare the start to his previous outings, the pitcher said, "A little bit different," per the Houston Chronicle. "A little bit more down, more ground balls."

Hernandez is expected to make one more start before manager A.J. Hinch settles on a fifth starter for the team's rotation. He's firmly in the mix to win the role but puts the competition out of his mind once on the mound.

"Whenever I get on the mound, I don’t think about that," Hernandez said. "I think about throw a strike, get the ball down."

Hernandez has posted a 4.50 ERA in 12 spring innings while striking out four and walking five.


Five pitchers still vying for final spot in Astros' rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch indicated Thursday the final spot in the rotation remains up for grabs, per the Houston Chronicle. The candidates vying for the fifth spot in the rotation are Samuel Deduno, Asher Wojciechowski, Roberto Hernandez, Dan Straily and Alex White.

“It’s the sum of the entire spring that we pay attention to, but you always want to leave a good impression in the minds of the decision makers and coaches and your teachers,” Hinch said. “They’re always big. And these guys that are pitching for a spot on the team or playing for a spot on this team as a position player, there’s a little bit of stress and pressure that goes into it. But that’s a good thing.”

Deduno and Wojciechowski will be on the mound Friday against the Nationals. The duo have pitched particularly well this spring, as Deduno has allowed one run in eight innings and Wojciechowski hasn't allowed a run in nine innings.

“It’s a point of emphasis for Sammy to get ahead and utilize all of his weapons,” Hinch said. “For Wojo to get ahead and for him to be able to expand on purpose is a great point of emphasis for him. Wojo’s changeup and Deduno’s fastball are pitches that we’re paying close attention to just because the effectiveness that they have on the hitters."


Astros' Hernandez allows three runs in three innings Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Astros pitcher Roberto Hernandez surrendered three earned runs on four hits and one walk in three innings Tuesday while striking out one in his team's 13-7 win over the Pirates.

Hernandez, who is competing for the fifth spot in the Astros' rotation this spring, served up one home run but was generally pleased with his performance in the start, his first in Grapefruit League play, MLB.com reports.

"My fastball was moving today," Hernandez said. "Then the fastball was flat on the pitch [Neil Walker] hit for a home run, but I can't control that."

Hernandez was pleased with his control, especially with his slider, saying it was "much better" Tuesday after spending time working on it in his last bullpen session.


Astros' Hernandez throws two innings in first outing this spring


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Astros starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez, who is competing for a spot in the rotation, made his spring debut Monday against the Blue Jays. Hernandez, who was late to camp due to visa issues, tossed two scoreless innings in relief of starter Collin McHugh.

Hernandez recorded no strikeouts and walked two.


Roberto Hernandez to make Astros' spring debut on Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Astros starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez will throw a bullpen on Saturday and is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Monday, per the Houston Chronicle. Hernandez arrived to camp a few days late due to visa issues. He is competing for a spot in the starting rotation.

Astros' Roberto Hernandez arrives at camp, throws in bullpen


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Astros starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez arrived for spring training Thursday and threw in the bullpen. Hernandez missed the first two weeks of camp due to visa issues.

Hernandez, who is competing for a spot in the rotation, said he will throw in the bullpen again Saturday and then should be ready for his spring debut.

“We’ve got to get him off the bullpen mound and then gauge,” manager A.J. Hinch said, per MLB.com. “He’s prepared. He’s been working out at the main stadium in Santo Domingo. When he tells me he’s ready, he’ll be inserted. I’m just glad he’s here. Let’s get through one day first and then we’ll plan it out.”


Astros' Hernandez on his way to camp after receiving work visa


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Astros starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez, who will compete for a spot in the rotation this spring, has received his work visa and will travel from the Dominican Republic to the team's spring complex in Florida on Wednesday, per MLB.com. Hernandez will undergo a physical Thursday.

Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow said Hernandez has been throwing at the Astros complex in the Dominican Republic. But he also added that Hernandez is behind after missing close to two weeks of camp.

“You could argue this is the perfect way to do it, to show up on the first day of games,” Luhnow joked.