|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||4/8/1986|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 225 lbs|
|Nationality||Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of|
Hernandez (lat) is scheduled to make his next rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma on Monday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The outing could potentially be Hernandez's final one in the minors before being activated. The veteran right-hander was especially effective in his most recent appearance with Low-A Everett, recording eight strikeouts over four scoreless innings. The possibility of Hernandez rejoining the team during a six-game homestand that begins Aug. 23 will only get stronger if he impresses versus Triple-A bats in his upcoming start.
Hernandez (lat) recorded eight strikeouts and allowed just one hit over four scoreless innings in Low-A Everett's win over Tri-City on Wednesday.
As his final line implies, Hernandez was in vintage form, albeit against a low level of competition. Nevertheless, it was encouraging to see such a dominant effort from Hernandez, who threw 38 of 51 pitches for strikes. Hernandez now has two scoreless rehab outings in four appearances down on the farm, and he's generated a 3.48 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and .171 BAA across 10.1 innings in the minors overall. Despite the quality of Wednesday's start, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports Hernandez is unlikely to be activated in order to fill an open spot in the Mariners' rotation this coming Saturday, with manager Scott Servais commenting that he'd like to see the veteran right-hander get through five innings in a rehab start before promoting him. Divish adds that Hernandez is likely to start next Monday for Triple-A Tacoma and then potentially make a spot start in place of Yusei Kikuchi (workload management) at the big-league level Aug. 24 on what would be a normal amount of rest.
Hernandez (lat) will make his next rehab start for short-season Everett on Wednesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
As expected, Hernandez will take the mound for Everett this week after surrendering two runs on three hits over two innings for High-A Modesto against Inland Empire on Thursday. Following Wednesday's outing, he's expected to jump up to Triple-A Tacoma if all goes according to plan.
Hernandez (lat) will make his next rehab start with Low-A Everett at some point this coming week, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Hernandez made his most recent rehab start for High-A Modesto, but he'll come down a notch in competition for his next appearance. The right-hander is expected to make the leap all the way to Triple-A Tacoma following his forthcoming outing, but he'll need to demonstrate an ability to consistently get outs at the level just below the majors before activation is considered.
Hernandez (lat) is expected to need one or two more rehab starts before coming off the 60-day injured list, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Hernandez made it through Thursday's start at High-A Modesto without issue, firing 41 pitches over two innings of work. However, the Mariners will attempt to stretch the right-hander out during his remaining rehab outings. The team still hasn't announced which affiliate Hernandez will pitch for next.