David Hernandez Back To D-Backs
The Diamondbacks made one final addition at the trade deadline Monday, acquiring veteran righthander David Hernandez from the Angels in exchange for minor league righthander Luis Meduro.
The D’backs entered the day with a 3.44 bullpen ERA, sixth-best in baseball, but added familiar option for the stretch run. Hernandez pitched for them from 2011-15.
|ANGELS ACQUIRE Luis Madero, rhp Age: 20|
The Diamondbacks signed Madero for $160,000 out of Venezuela in 2013, intrigued by his lanky body and quick arm as a 16-year old. Madero has slowly built off that foundation. He now sits 91-93 mph with a slurvy breaking ball that flashes average and also has a changeup that is below-average. Scouts still note Madero’s quick arm and the projection remaining in his body, and mark him as an interesting prospect but a lower-end one.
Luis Madero Makes Rapid Progress
The 2017 trade acquisition added weight and added velocity in a breakthrough 2018 season that earned him a place on the 40-man roster.
|DIAMONDBACKS ACQUIRE David Hernandez, rhp Age: 32|
The Angels acquired Hernandez from the Braves for cash at the end of April, and he proved to be a good value for the Halos. Hernandez posted a 2.23 ERA in 36.1 innings, allowed 29 hits and averaged 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. He now returns to the D’backs, where he spent the bulk of his eight-year-career.
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