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August 5, 2020 05:56 PM
Royals' Oscar Hernandez: Outrighted to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Royals' alternate training site Wednesday.

The 27-year-old was designated for assigment over the weekend and will remain in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. Hernandez will continue to provide catching depth in the 60-man pool, but he's unlikely to rejoin the roster if Salvador Perez, Cam Gallagher and Meibrys Viloria remain healthy.

August 2, 2020 01:24 PM
Royals' Oscar Hernandez: Cast off roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals designated Hernandez for assignment Sunday.

With Cam Gallagher returning from the COVID-19 injured list ahead of Sunday's series finale with the White Sox, the Royals no longer needed to keep Hernandez around as a third catcher. Assuming Hernandez goes unclaimed off waivers, he'll stick within the organization and report to the Royals' alternate training site. Hernandez appeared in four games during his time with the big club, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.

July 24, 2020 12:08 AM
Royals' Oscar Hernandez: Cracks Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was added to the Kansas City's 30-man roster Thursday, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Hernandez will provide the team with additional depth behind the plate to start the season. His stint with the big club could be brief given the presence of super-utility Erick Mejia -- who is also capable of playing backstop -- on the roster.

July 9, 2020 08:12 PM
Royals' Oscar Hernandez: Latches on with Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals signed Hernandez to a minor-league contract Thursday.

Hernandez's deal includes an invitation to summer camp, where he'll provide the Royals with some additional depth behind the plate while top backstop Salvador Perez (illness) recovers from the coronavirus. The 26-year-old Hernandez previously appeared in 22 games at the big-league level with Arizona between 2015 and 2016, but he's played at only the Double-A and Triple-A level over the past three seasons.

June 2, 2020 12:24 AM
Oscar Hernandez: Released by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was released by the Cardinals on Monday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

Hernandez signed a minor-league deal in January as a non-roster invitee, but he failed to record a hit over seven plate appearances in spring training before play was suspended. The 26-year-old has struggled in recent seasons and hit just .192/.258/.355 with six home runs and 44 strikeouts over 54 games played at Double-A and Triple-A in 2019.

January 7, 2020 01:16 PM
Cardinals' Oscar Hernandez: Joins Cardinals on minors deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez signed a minor-league contract with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

The catcher will receive an invitation to big-league camp as part of the deal. Hernandez is unlikely to be anything other than organizational depth this season, as he's appeared in just 22 major-league games, none of which have come in the last three seasons. He hit .209/.274/.399 in 47 games for Triple-A Pawtucket in the Red Sox's system in 2019.

July 4, 2019 03:24 PM
Red Sox's Oscar Hernandez: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

He passed through waivers and will serve as organizational catching depth going forward.

July 2, 2019 02:40 PM
Red Sox's Oscar Hernandez: Booted off 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was designated for assignment Tuesday.

Hernandez has struggled at Triple-A Pawtucket this season, slashing .188/.250/.290 with a homer and three RBI over 23 contests. As a result, he's been removed from the 40-man roster to make room for the addition of Trevor Kelley.

May 19, 2019 06:12 PM
Red Sox's Oscar Hernandez: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, Chris Cotillo of reports.

Hernandez was called up as the temporary backup to Christian Vazquez after Sandy Leon was placed on paternity leave. With Leon ready to return, Hernandez is being sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket. He did not appear in a game during the brief callup.

May 17, 2019 12:56 PM
Red Sox's Oscar Hernandez: Contract selected by Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez's contract was selected by the Red Sox on Friday.

Hernandez will serve as the temporary backup to Christian Vazquez with Sandy Leon out on paternity leave. Hernandez has appeared in 22 major-league games but none since 2016, hitting .167/.239/.262. He shouldn't be counted on for much at the plate if he even sees any playing time with Boston, as he owns a .184/.268/.250 mark in the high minors over the last two seasons.

June 3, 2018 04:28 PM
Red Sox's Oscar Hernandez: Returns from suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez (suspension) was added to Triple-A Pawtucket's active roster Thursday and has appeared in two games with the club, going 1-for-7 with four strikeouts.

Hernandez was handed a 50-game suspension in spring training following a violation of minor league baseball's drug policy. Now that the ban has lapsed, Hernandez will likely serve as a depth option behind the plate for Pawtucket this season. Hernandez spent the 2017 campaign at Double-A Jackson in the Arizona organization, slashing .197/.257/.348 across 255 plate appearances.

March 24, 2018 09:08 AM
Red Sox's Oscar Hernandez: Handed 50-game suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was suspended 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Hernandez is currently on the Triple-A roster after signing a minor-league deal with the Red Sox in January. The 24-year-old will be able to return to action in late May, but is unlikely to make an impact in the big leagues at any point in the 2018 season.

January 8, 2018 08:36 PM
Red Sox's Oscar Hernandez: Signs deal with Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez has signed a contract with Boston, Alex Kolodziej of FanRag Sports reports

Hernandez last played in the big leagues back in 2016 with the Diamondbacks, where he only made 11 plate appearances -- the 24-year-old catcher spent 2017 in Double-A Jackson, slashing a disappointing .197/.182/.348. Look for Hernandez to start the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he figures to provide additional depth for Boston's minor league system behind the dish.

June 24, 2017 10:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Oscar Hernandez: DFA'd on Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Hernandez is slashing just .197/.263/.352 in 142 at-bats with Double-A Jackson this season, so the Diamondbacks decided to remove him from the 40-man roster in order to open up a spot for Rubby De La Rosa to join the big-league bullpen. The Diamondbacks are already carrying a trio of catchers at the major-league level, so Hernandez was deemed expendable. He'll likely report back to Double-A if he passes through waivers untouched.

March 31, 2017 01:08 AM
Diamondbacks' Oscar Hernandez: Optioned to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was optioned to Double-A Jackson on Thursday.

The Diamondbacks made a pair of roster moves to clear a spot for J.J. Hoover, whose contract was selected Thursday. Hernandez fared well this spring, slashing .294/.368/.647 with a pair of home runs, but the Diamondbacks had to cut down on the number of catchers they'll be carrying with Opening Day rapidly approaching. He'll begin the season at Double-A.

March 25, 2017 08:20 PM
Diamondbacks' Oscar Hernandez: Aiming for Monday return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez (hamstring) is aiming to return to action in a minor league game Monday, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Hernandez has put together a strong spring in a small sample, slashing .294/.368/.647 with two home runs and five RBI over 17 at-bats. He has been bothered by a hamstring issue of late, however. Even with Hernandez's solid showing thus far this spring, Jeff Mathis and Chris Iannetta look to be the primary considerations at catcher for the Opening Day roster.

September 17, 2016 07:24 PM
Diamondbacks' Oscar Hernandez: Recalled from Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was recalled from Double-A Mobile on Saturday.

Hernandez will provide the Diamondbacks with an insurance policy behind the plate with Welington Castillo battling some quad tightness in recent days. The 23-year-old's offensive numbers fell off dramatically after he made the jump from High-A Visalia to Mobile, with his OPS falling nearly 260 points between levels.

August 14, 2016 05:40 PM
Diamondbacks' Oscar Hernandez: Optioned to Double-A Mobile
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was sent back to Double-A Mobile following Sunday's game against the Red Sox.

Hernandez collected just two hits (though one home run) in eight at-bats for the Diamondbacks in his short time with the club but will now rejoin the team with which he slashed .196/.235/.433 over 29 games this season. The team didn't announce a corresponding move but it will likely be Welington Castillo's return from the bereavement list.

August 11, 2016 12:42 AM
Diamondbacks' Oscar Hernandez: Hits game-winning blast for first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez got the start behind the plate Wednesday, and hit a go-ahead solo homer in the 12th inning that proved decisive for the D-Backs, who won 3-2.

Hernandez was recently called up for a temporary stint with Welington Castillo on paternity leave and Chris Herrmann on the DL, but proved to be the hero Wednesday. He will likely be sent back to the minors in the next couple days with Castillo returning, so don't go rushing to add the young catcher.

August 9, 2016 01:10 PM
Diamondbacks' Oscar Hernandez: Recalled from Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hernandez was recalled from Double-A Mobile on Tuesday.

Welington Castillo hit the Paternity Leave List on Tuesday, so Hernandez will come up to provide some insurance behind Tuffy Gosewisch with Chris Herrmann on the DL. Castillo isn't likely to miss more than a day or two, so Hernandez's stay with the big league club could be a short one.

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