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Mets' Elieser Hernandez: Transferred to 60-day IL
Hernandez (shoulder) was transferred from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list by the Mets on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old was removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Michael Perez with Perez having his contract purchased from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday. Hernandez has missed the entirety of the 2023 season because of a right shoulder strain, and he isn't expected to be ready to return until the middle of the summer.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Elieser Hernandez: Goes on IL
The Mets placed Hernandez (shoulder) on the 15-day injured list Thursday.
Hernandez appears likely to miss the first few weeks of the season, but because he's reportedly resumed playing catch since being diagnosed with the right shoulder strain, the 27-year-old could be ready to pitch in games by late April or early May. Though the Mets had initially earmarked Hernandez for a spot in the Triple-A Syracuse rotation, he could end up getting a look in Queens sooner than anticipated with two big-league starters -- Justin Verlander (shoulder) and Jose Quintana (rib) -- already joining him on the shelf to begin the season.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Elieser Hernandez: Headed for IL
Hernandez is set to begin the season on the injured list due to a right shoulder strain, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The Mets haven't confirmed the move, but expect Hernandez to be formally placed on the IL shortly before Thursday's season opener in Miami. Hernandez is already back to playing catch, per DiComo, but he has a lot of building up to do before he can become an option for the Mets. The 27-year-old is expected to spend some time in the rotation at Triple-A Syracuse whenever he returns to full health.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Elieser Hernandez: Likely headed to Syracuse
Hernandez is expected to begin the season at Triple-A Syracuse and remained stretched out as a starter, Abbey Mastracco of the New York Daily News reports.
"I think he's probably a little more [comfortable] from the starting standpoint, but with the ability to go into the bullpen," Mets manager Buck Showalter said Sunday. This was always the likely plan for Hernandez, and even after injuries hit the New York rotation in camp, David Peterson and Tylor Megill were viewed as the next men up. Hernandez didn't do much to force the issue this spring, posting a 7.45 ERA and 6:5 K:BB through 9.2 Grapefruit League innings.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Elieser Hernandez: Staying stretched out
Hernandez will get stretched out as a starter during spring training but is expected to begin the regular season in the rotation with Triple-A Syracuse, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The Mets have five veteran starters on guaranteed contracts, which means when everyone is healthy, depth options like Hernandez will either work out of the big-league bullpen or get stashed at Syracuse. As the former Marlin has minor-league options remaining, the latter route seems more likely to begin the season. Hernandez made 10 of his 20 appearances for Miami last season as a starter, but his lack of plus stuff and difficulties keeping the ball in the park mean a long-relief role is likely his best path to a consistent spot in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Elieser Hernandez: Traded to Mets
Hernandez and reliever Jeff Brigham were traded from the Marlins to the Mets in exchange for minor-league pitcher Franklin Sanchez on Friday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Hernandez will make his way to New York after being designated for assignment by the Marlins on Tuesday and dealt via trade a few days later. The right-hander appeared in 20 games with the Marlins in 2022, including 10 starts, producing an inflated 6.35 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 60 strikeouts over 62.1 innings. Hernandez will provide the Mets with an additional depth option for their starting rotation.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Elieser Hernandez: DFA'd by Miami
Hernandez was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Tuesday.
Hernandez opened 2022 in Miami's starting rotation but was demoted to the minors in June. He started in 10 of 20 appearances and finished with a 6.35 ERA across 62.1 innings, so the Marlins decided not to keep him on the 40-man roster through the offseason.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Elieser Hernandez: Ends mediocre 2022 with no-decision
Hernandez did not factor in the decision against Atlanta on Wednesday, allowing three runs on four hits and no walks while striking out three batters over four innings.
Hernandez was called up from the minors -- where he spent half of August and all of September -- to start Miami's regular-season finale, and the right-hander's disappointing outing was reflective of his overall campaign. Hernandez was expected to be a steady contributor at the back end of the the Marlins' rotation this year but struggled to a 6.35 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 3-6 record over 20 games (10 starts). He's yet to reach 83 major-league innings through five big-league campaigns.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Elieser Hernandez: Starting Game 162
Hernandez will start Wednesday's game against Atlanta, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
The right-hander was called up from Triple-A Jacksonville on Monday and will start the final game of the season for Miami. Hernandez opened the season in the rotation but was demoted in early June. He enters Wednesday's start with a 6.33 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 57:22 K:BB across 58.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Elieser Hernandez: Called up Monday
Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville on Monday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Hernandez has been in the minors since mid-August, but he'll rejoin the Marlins' active roster after Edward Cabrera (ankle) was placed on the 15-day injured list. Since Sandy Alcantara won't start Wednesday's regular-season finale against Atlanta, Hernandez should be considered a strong candidate to start as long as he isn't used out of the bullpen Monday or Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Elieser Hernandez: Sent to minors
Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville on Friday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Hernandez surrendered three runs over one inning during Wednesday's game against the Padres, and he'll now head down to the minors. The 27-year-old has appeared in 19 games this season (nine starts) and has a 6.33 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 57:22 K:BB across 58.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Elieser Hernandez: Returns from injured list
Hernandez was activated off the COVID-19 injured list Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Hernandez had been out for just over two weeks due to the illness. He's ready to go after throwing a pair of scoreless rehab innings. The righty had transitioned to a relief role prior to his absence and looks set to remain in that role down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Elieser Hernandez: Ready for rehab outing
Hernandez (illness) is scheduled to make a one-inning rehab appearance Monday with the Marlins' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Hernandez has cleared all COVID-19-related protocols since landing on the injured list July 21 and can now turn his focus to getting ramped back up again. Since he's been away from the Marlins for the past week and a half, he could need another rehab appearance after Monday's outing before being activated from the IL.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Elieser Hernandez: Placed on COVID-19 list
Hernandez was placed on the COVID-19-related injured list Thursday, Andre Fernandez of Herald Sports reports.
Officially, the Marlins announced Hernandez was placed on the injured list with no designation, with the implication being that his absence is COVID-19 related. The right-hander will be replaced in the bullpen by Tommy Nance, who was called up from Triple-A Jacksonville in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Elieser Hernandez: Returns in relief role
Hernandez was recalled by the Marlins on Friday and will pitch out of the bullpen, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Hernandez finally had a run of good health this season, but he was demoted in early June after struggling to a 6.75 ERA in 11 appearances. He gave up too much contact, with his strikeout rate dipping to 21.6 percent, and he couldn't keep the ball on the ground, posting a 30.0 percent groundball rate. That combination led to an awful 3.4 HR/9. The Marlins will hope for better results out of the bullpen, where Hernandez could potentially scrap his largely ineffective changeup and lean on his fastball and slider. Tommy Nance was optioned to clear space on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Elieser Hernandez: Optioned to Jacksonville
Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville on Saturday.
Hernandez struggled over the first two months of the regular season, and he'll ultimately lose his spot in the Marlins' rotation after allowing 12 runs on 15 hits and two walks while striking out 10 in 8.1 innings over his last two outings. The 27-year-old generated some production in the big leagues over the last few years, so it's possible he'll rejoin the Marlins at some point if he can right the ship in Jacksonville. Braxton Garrett is with the Marlins as part of their taxi squad, and he'll likely take Hernandez's place in the starting rotation.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Elieser Hernandez: Coughs up four homers
Hernandez allowed eight runs on eight hits and two walks over 4.1 innings out of the bullpen in Friday's loss to the Giants. He struck out seven and did not factor in the decision.
Hernandez entered the game in the second inning after Richard Bleier served as the opener. He quickly gave up four runs in the frame, including a three-run homer from Mike Yastrzemski. The 27-year-old then allowed a home run in each of the third, fifth and sixth innings. Hernandez now owns an unsightly 6.75 ERA through 48 innings this season. He's currently projected to face the Nationals at home next week but it's unclear if Miami will give him another turn in the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Elieser Hernandez: Available behind opener
Hernandez will be available out of the bullpen for Friday's game against the Giants, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Hernandez was listed as the starting pitcher for Friday's matchup, but Richard Bleier will serve as the opener against San Francisco. However, Hernandez will be available to serve as a bulk reliever since he isn't dealing with an injury.... See More ... See Less
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