Hernandez signed a one-year, $4.325 million contract with the Blue Jays on Friday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
It's the first year of arbitration eligibility for the 28-year-old, and he earned a solid figure after posting a .289/.340/.579 slash line with 16 homers, 34 RBI and six stolen bases in 50 games during 2020. Hernandez should enter spring training with a starting role in Toronto's outfield.
Hernandez is not in the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.
Hernandez started the last 11 games since returning from the injured list in mid-September and will receive a breather for the regular-season finale. Jonathan Davis receives the start in right field Sunday, batting eighth.
Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Phillies.
Hernandez's 16th long ball of the season came in the seventh inning of Sunday's win, pushing Toronto's lead to 6-1. The 27-year-old outfielder is rocking a .994 OPS with 30 RBI and 30 runs scored in his breakout campaign.
Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored during an 8-7 loss to the Phillies in the second game of Friday's doubleheader.
After going 0-for-2 with a walk in the matinee, Hernandez took David Hale deep in the fourth inning of the nightcap to get the Jays on the board. The three hits were his first in three games since coming off the IL, and on the season he's slashing .306/.357/.637 -- career highs in all three categories -- with 15 homers and 28 RBI over 42 games.
Hernandez is starting in right field and batting cleanup Thursday against the Yankees.
The 27-year-old was activated off the injured list Wednesday, and while he didn't see the field during the loss to the Yankees, he will rejoin the starting nine for the series finale. The team still figures to be cautious with his playing time after he dealt with the oblique issue. Hernandez has a .308/.358/.637 line with 14 homers, 27 runs, 27 RBI and five stolen bases in 39 games this season.
Hernandez (oblique) was activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Hernandez isn't starting Wednesday against the Yankees, but he could be available as a pinch hitter if needed. Manager Charlie Montoyo said that he took swings, ran the bases and threw Wednesday, but the team will monitor how he feels to determine his playing time. Derek Fisher (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Manager Charlie Montoyo said Tuesday that Hernandez (oblique) could return "any day after [Wednesday]," Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Hernandez ran the bases Tuesday and will take live at-bats Wednesday. If all goes well, his return to action could be imminent as the Blue Jays compete for a playoff spot. Once he returns, he should reclaim his spot in the heart of Toronto's lineup.
Hernandez (oblique) took swings off to the side during the Blue Jays' batting-practice session prior to Sunday's game against the Mets, Arash Madani of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The activity is another small step forward for Hernandez, who hit off a tee Saturday. The Blue Jays remain unwilling to put a timeline on his return from the 10-day injured list, but the team is seemingly maintaining hope that he'll be ready to go well before the regular season ends Sept. 27.
Hernandez (oblique) hit off a tee Saturday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
Hernandez landed on the 10-day injured list Monday with a left oblique strain. While initial reports held that he would miss significant time, later reports called the issue "mild." The fact that he's already swinging again is certainly a good sign, but he has no clear timetable for his return.
Hernandez has been diagnosed with a mild left oblique strain and will take part in rotational work Friday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The 27-year-old was expected to miss significant time after his initial MRI earlier this week revealed the oblique strain, but the secondary results brought back more encouraging news. Hernandez remains without a timetable for his return, but the fact he's already beginning to work through rotation drills is a good sign he may return before the end of the regular season.
Hernandez (oblique) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday.
Hernandez is expected to miss significant time while dealing with his left oblique strain. The 27-year-old was putting together a career-best season prior to the injury, as he was slashing .308/.358/.637 with 14 home runs, 27 RBI and five stolen bases. Whether he's able to return to the Blue Jays before the end of the season remains to be seen. Derek Fisher should see increased playing time in right field while Hernandez recovers.
Hernandez will undergo a second MRI on his oblique once the swelling goes down, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Previous reports suggested that the injury Hernandez was dealing with was actually a rib issue, but it's instead an oblique problem. He's reportedly feeling a bit better Monday, but given that he's still too swollen for an MRI to be useful, the prognosis doesn't seem particularly good. Even a moderate oblique strain would likely end his season. He's still yet to be officially placed on the injured list, but that will probably happen once he undergoes a second MRI.
Hernandez (ribs) will undergo a second MRI to determine the severity of his injury, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Hernandez underwent an MRI on Sunday, but it was difficult to read due to the amount of swelling. As a result, he'll undergo another test when the swelling goes down. A timetable for his return could be established once the results of the second MRI are known, but Hernandez is expected to miss significant time.
Hernandez's injury is believed to be in the rib area and not related to the back tightness he has experienced over the past couple weeks, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
An MRI is scheduled for Sunday to determine the full extent of the injury. Longley was the first to report that Hernandez is expected to miss "serious time," although the exact timeline won't be known until the MRI results are read. Hernandez appeared to injure himself on a swing during Saturday night's game.
Hernandez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox. He is expected to miss "serious time" due to an undisclosed injury, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
This is a devastating blow to the surprisingly-competitive Blue Jays. Hernandez has been the driving force behind the team's success; he homered again Saturday to move into a three-way tie for the major-league lead. Derek Fisher will start in right field as Hernandez heads for an MRI to determine to full extent of the injury.
Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and three runs scored in Saturday's 9-8 loss to the Red Sox.
Hernandez opened the scoring with a solo shot in the second inning. He then got aboard with a single and scored on a Vladimir Guerrero homer in the sixth. Hernandez added an RBI single in the seventh and scored on Joe Panik's double to give the Blue Jays a 7-6 lead at the time. The 27-year-old Hernandez is at 14 homers, 27 RBI, 27 runs scored and five stolen bases while slashing .308/.358/.637 in 39 games.
Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, a walk and an additional run scored in a 10-inning victory over Boston on Thursday.
Hernandez continued his breakout campaign by playing a central role in Toronto's comeback win. He scored the Blue Jays' first run of the contest -- and logged their first hit -- in the seventh inning, then belted a three-run shot in the 10th to help guide the team into a tie for second place in the AL East. In addition to a .311/.361/.644 slash line on the season, Hernandez is tied for first in the majors with 13 home runs and has collected 25 RBI.
Hernandez is not in the lineup Tuesday against Miami.
Hernandez owns a .985 OPS on the season and is riding a 12-game hitting streak, but that doesn't make him immune from the occasional day off. Derek Fisher gets the start in right field in this one.
Hernandez went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Orioles.
Hernandez poked a single through the infield in the ninth inning, bringing in two runs and securing the walkoff win. He's up to 22 RBI on the season with a 1.001 OPS.
Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 9-7 loss to the Red Sox.
His ninth-inning blast off Boston closer Matt Barnes made things a bit interesting, but Toronto couldn't complete the rally. Hernandez extended his hit streak to seven games with the long ball, a stretch during which he's batting .348 (8-for-23) with half his hits leaving the yard. On the year, the 27-year-old is slashing .292/.339/.651 with 11 homers -- tying him with Nelson Cruz and Jose Abreu for the American League lead -- and 19 RBI.
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|09/26||vs BAL||W 5-2||3||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/25||vs BAL||W 10-5||5||0||1||0||2||0||0|
|09/24||vs NYY||W 4-1||3||0||0||0||0||1||1|
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|09/22||vs NYY||L 1-12||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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