Darwinzon Hernandez

#63 RP / Boston Red Sox / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 245 lb Age: 23 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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    • Hernandez (not injury related) could be activated following this weekend's series against the Yankees according to manager Ron Roenicke, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports. Hernandez has been getting stretched out at Boston's alternate training site after missing a chunk of summer camp due to a positive COVID-19 test. The left-hander has been mentioned as a possible rotation option once he joins the big-league club, so it's possible he could start a game for the Red Sox as early as next week.

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    • Hernandez (not injury related) is slightly behind in his recovery process, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports. Hernandez has been getting stretched out at the team's alternate training site after missing part of summer camp due to a positive test for COVID-19. However, manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday that the southpaw is slightly behind schedule. It's unclear when he'll be able to return to the team, but he could serve as a starter for the Red Sox this year once he's back in action.

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    • Hernandez (illness) could start games for the Red Sox at some point this season, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. The Red Sox want Hernandez stretched out to be able to handle two or three innings when he comes off the COVID-19 injured list, but manager Ron Roenicke said the team thinks he could be a starter long term and mentioned the possibility the southpaw will enter the rotation by season's end. Hernandez has electric stuff from the left side but his minor-league control issues followed him to the majors last year (17.7 percent walk rate), so improving as a strike thrower will be paramount for him to have success as a starter. Given how short-handed Boston's rotation is, moving Hernandez out of the bullpen is worth a shot in the short term, but he does not project to be efficient enough with his pitches to log five innings with any kind of regularity.

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    • Hernandez (illness) will throw a simulated game Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. Hernandez missed nearly the entirety of summer camp after testing positive for COVID-19. His season debut is reportedly not imminent.

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    • Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke said Monday that Hernandez (COVID-19) isn't close to returning from the injured list, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports. Hernandez has cleared all COVID-19-related protocols and rejoined the Red Sox for workouts last week, but the young lefty still needs additional time to ramp up after missing most of summer camp. He threw a bullpen session at the Red Sox's alternate training site in Pawtucket over the weekend, so the next hurdle he'll need to clear will be facing hitters in live batting practice or a simulated game. Based on Roenicke's comments, don't expect Hernandez to be activated from the IL until next week at the soonest.

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    YearTeamAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIP
    2020 BOS 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    2019 BOS 29 1 30.3 0 1 0 57 26 27 4.45 1.74
    TOTAL 29 1 30.0 0 1 0 57 26 27 4.50 1.76

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