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Elieser Hernandez: Becomes free agent
Hernandez elected to become a free agent Monday, Abbey Mastracco of the New York Daily News reports.
The Mets attempted to outright Hernandez to their Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse, but the pitcher has refused the assignment and will instead test out free agency. He ended the season on the injured list with a pectoral injury and it's not clear what his current health situation is.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Elieser Hernandez: Waived by Mets
The Mets placed Hernandez (pectoral) on outright waivers Thursday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Shoulder and pectoral injuries prevented Hernandez from playing in the majors in 2023, and he'll now lose his spot on the Mets' 40-man roster. He'll have the option to elect free agency and could draw interest from other teams despite his injury history.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Elieser Hernandez: Shifts to 60-day IL
Hernandez (pectoral) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Hernandez landed on the injured list with a pectoral injury in late July, and he'll now be unable to return to action until at least late September. Since the Mets are out of contention in 2023, it wouldn't be surprising to see him simply shut down for the remainder of the year.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Elieser Hernandez: Placed on 15-day IL
The Mets placed Hernandez on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with a right pectoral strain, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
Hernandez was just recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday and did not make an appearance with the Mets before being diagnosed with this pectoral strain. He battled shoulder trouble throughout the first half of the season and has logged only 9.1 total innings this year, all in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Elieser Hernandez: Joining big club
The Mets recalled Hernandez from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.
New York already has a full 26-man active roster, so the team will need to make a corresponding transaction ahead of Tuesday's game against the Yankees to facilitate the addition of Hernandez. The 28-year-old right-hander will likely settle into a low-leverage role out of the Mets bullpen after turning in a 2.89 ERA and 1.39 WHIP while striking out 12 over 9.1 innings at Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Elieser Hernandez: Activated and optioned
Hernandez (shoulder/side) was activated from the 60-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Hernandez is back to full health again after he had spent the entire season on the IL, first while recovering from a shoulder injury before he had his rehab program slowed by side discomfort in June. The Mets don't have an opening for Hernandez in the big-league bullpen at the moment, so while he'll reclaim his spot on the 40-man roster now that he's been activated, he'll head to Triple-A to continue building his case for a promotion. During his rehab assignment, Hernandez posted a 2.45 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 10:1 K:BB over 7.1 innings across six appearances between High-A Brooklyn and Single-A St. Lucie.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Elieser Hernandez: Resumes rehab
Hernandez (shoulder) worked one inning for High-A Brooklyn on Sunday, giving up a hit and striking out two in a scoreless frame.
The right-hander had his rehab assignment paused at the beginning of June due to side discomfort, but he's beginning to ramp up again. Hernandez is likely to join the Mets bullpen when he gets healthy and won't need to get fully stretched out, so he could come off the IL before the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Elieser Hernandez: Dealing with side injury
Hernandez (shoulder) was removed from a June 4 rehab appearance with Single-A St. Lucie due to side discomfort, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Hernandez has been out all season with a shoulder injury, and while he appears to be over that issue, he now has a new issue to deal with. The pitcher was able to throw off flat ground Wednesday, but a timetable for his return to game action is unclear.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Elieser Hernandez: Rehabbing in Florida State League
Hernandez (shoulder) made the third appearance of his rehab assignment with Single-A St. Lucie on Sunday, striking out one while allowing no hits and one walk over 1.1 scoreless innings.
Hernandez, who has resided on the injured list all season with a right shoulder strain, has now made three rehab appearances in the Florida State League, recording no more than four outs and throwing no more than 20 pitches in any of those outings. The 28-year-old's light usage would seem to suggest that the Mets envision him filling in a relief role once he's activated from the 60-day IL, even though Hernandez has mostly operated as a starter over parts of five seasons in the majors.... See More ... See Less
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
|HT/WT: 6-1, 214 lbs|
|Birthplace: Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|