Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:41:36 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled SP Michael Bolsinger from Triple-A Reno Monday, April 14, and optioned RP Will Harris in a corresponding move. Also, RP David Hernandez (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:25:28 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RP David Hernandez (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Tuesday, April 1, after meeting with Dr. James Andrews Monday, March 31.
Fantasy Tip: Hernandez will miss the entire season and likely won't be ready in time for the start of the 2015 season.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:50:03 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks RP David Hernandez (elbow) is dealing with a damaged ligament in his right elbow, and he could need season-ending surgery to fix it. An MRI exam Thursday, March 27, showed damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. Hernandez will receive a second opinion.
Fantasy Tip: Hernandez looks like he's headed for Tommy John surgery, which would end his season.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:09:29 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson confirmed that RP Addison Reed will serve as the club's closer to start the season.
Fantasy Tip: Hardly a surprise, though they insisted the saves job was a camp competition. Reed should deliver solid midrange numbers, but don't write off J.J. Putz or David Hernandez getting in the mix if Reed should struggle.
Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:58:02 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks have RPs Josh Collmenter, David Hernandez, J.J. Putz, Addison Reed, Joe Thatcher and Brad Ziegler appear to be locks for bullpen jobs, which might mean RP Will Harris is the odd man out. He has options remaining. RP Randall Delgado does not have options remaining, and that might mean Harris loses out in a numbers game.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 06:40:46 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks RP David Hernandez had a 0.64 ERA in September after he was sent to the minors with a 5.59 ERA in August.
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 12:03:12 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks have demoted RP David Hernandez to Triple-A Reno.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:06:26 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said RP Heath Bell and David Hernandez have struggled this season because they are having difficulty locating their curveballs.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:05:42 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told the media on Thursday, July 11, that his team has no closer at this point. He suggested that situations will dictate whom the team uses in save situations in the club's final four contests before the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: Not even the Snakes like their options anymore. J.J. Putz was apparently sufficiently healthy to activate from the DL last week but not to pitch in the ninth once he blew a chance. Heath Bell proves that he's not the man for the job consistently enough. Matchups suggest that others are in the mix, but Tony Sipp is the only southpaw in the bullpen. Hey, maybe he'll get a shot. David Hernandez could get a look, too. Clearly, the D'backs are willing to let someone demonstrate his willingness to take a stranglehold here. Putz, Bell and Hernandez are the best bets, relatively speaking, and probably in that order. The club is exploring internal and external options, reportedly, too.
Thu, 09 May 2013 15:51:05 -0700
Updating a previous report, Arizona Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz (elbow) is dealing with an ulnar collateral ligament sprain in his elbow, and he won't need to undergo surgery. Putz will rest for now, according to manager Kirk Gibson.
Fantasy Tip: This is comforting news for the D-backs' bullpen and Putz's fantasy owners. Still, he'll probably miss extended time, but you'll have to use him in your DL spot until he's ready. Heath Bell has first crack at the closing duties, and he was successful in his first chance last night. David Hernandez is worth owning in deep mixed leagues in case Bell falters.