Hernandez is batting .346 (9-for-26) with two doubles and four stolen bases this spring. Hernandez was brought in as a non-roster invite after being released by the Pirates. He has been swinging a hot bat, and exhibiting his great speed in 11 spring games. Hernandez is putting pressure on Giants' management to consider him for the club's fifth and final outfielder spot. If he were to make the 25-man roster, he wouldn't start and would likely be used primarily as a pinch-runner. But given the injury history of the Giants' starting centerfielder options (Denard Span and Angel Pagan), it wouldn't be inconceivable to see Hernandez have some deep league value at some point this season.
Hernandez will elect to become a free agent, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports. Hernandez managed to record five plate appearances with the Pirates before finding his way back to Triple-A Indianapolis in the beginning of August. In 340 appearances with the Pirates Triple-A affiliate this season, Hernandez posted a .288/.365/.406 slash line to go along with six home runs and 17 stolen bases.
The Pirats announced late Thursday they have outrighted outfielder Gorkys Hernandez to Triple-A Indianapolis, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Hernandez had been on a rehab assignment at Triple-A. He was hitless in five at-bats with the Pirates in his first MLB action since 2012 before being put on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.
The Pirates plan on activating center fielder Gorkys Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list next week, when he is first eligible to come off the list, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Hernandez is on a Triple-A rehab assignment as he tries to work his way back from a left shoulder injury.
Pirates outfielder Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 4 with one run scored during a rehab assignment game at Triple-A on Wednesday. It was his first rehab assignment game since being placed on the disabled list with a left shoulder issue.