The New York Yankees have reportedly signed right-handed reliever David Hernandez to a minor league deal, will be sent to Triple-A.
The Bombers continue to make moves as the summer months continue.
On Thursday, Conor Foley of the Scranton Times-Tribue reported that the New York Yankees have signed right-handed reliever David Hernandez to a minor-league deal. The Cincinnati Reds released Hernandez on Sunday.
Yankees signed RHP David Hernandez to a minor league contract and sent him to the RailRiders.
— Conor Foley (@RailRidersTT) August 14, 2019
Hernandez will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Thus far in 2019, Hernandez hasn’t put up the greatest numbers, to say the least. He currently showcases a 2-5 record with an 8.02 ERA and a 1.711 WHIP. He’s struck out 53 batters and has walked 20 through 47 appearances to the mound (42.2 innings pitched).
Hernandez has a lifetime ERA of 4.12 and a lifetime WHIP of 1.306.
This is Hernandez’s 10th season in the majors. The 34-year-old has spent time with the Baltimore Orioles, the Arizona Diamondbacks (twice), the Philadelphia Phillies, the Los Angeles Angels and most recently the Reds. Now, he’ll be looking to eventually help improve the Yankees bullpen, who’s currently seventh in the majors with a combined 3.98 ERA.
New York, at the moment, is tied for the best record in the majors at 81-41. Only the Los Angeles Dodgers have sported a record as good as the Yanks. They’re 10.0 games ahead in the AL East division, en route to becoming the top seed for the AL playoffs.
The Yanks will begin a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, which will close out an eight-game homestand. They’ll then travel to Oakland to begin a nine-game road trip on the West Coast on Tuesday.