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Reds Sign RHP David Hernandez To Two-Year Deal

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The Reds have signed RHP David Hernandez to a two-year deal worth a total of $5 million. Hernandez will make $2.5 million each year and can increase that figure to $3.5 million (for a total of $7 million) if he achieves certain performance-based bonuses each season.

The 32-year-old reliever is entering his ninth full season, as he missed the entire 2014 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Hernandez began his career as a starter for Baltimore in 2009, but went just 4-10 in 19 starts, posting a 5.42 ERA. After making another eight starts in 2010, he was moved permanently to the bullpen. He found success pitching in relief and hasn’t made a start since that 2010 season.

Hernandez seemed to really find himself at the beginning of last year, posting a 2.23 ERA in 36.1 innings with the Angels. After being traded to the Diamondbacks, his numbers took a bit of a hit, but he still finished the 2017 season with a 3.11 ERA in 55 innings.

Hernandez joins Jared Hughes as the only major league signings that the Reds have made this offseason.

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Diamondbacks Acquire Patrick Kivlehan

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired utilityman Patrick Kivlehan from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations, according to an announcement from the team.

To create room on the 40-man roster, Arizona shifted outfielder Jarrod Dyson to the 60-day DL.

Kivlehan, 28, has had a solid season in Triple A, posting a .314/.372/.588 slashline with twenty home runs.

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Diamondbacks To Re-Sign Randall Delgado

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are re-signing right handed pitcher Randall Delgado on a minor league contract, according to the Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro.

Delgado was designated for assignment back in July and he has missed a big chunk of the 2018 season while recovering from an oblique injury that initially placed him on the 60-day disabled list, preventing him from officially starting his season until July.

A dip in velocity was noticed when Delgado returned, but he has a history of solid bullpen work with the Dbacks.

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Diamondbacks Bring Back Brad Ziegler Via Trade

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have brought back reliever Brad Ziegler after completing a trade with the Miami Marlins, according to The Athletic.

Ziegler, 38, spent 2011 to 2016 with Arizona.

Currently, Ziegler is 1-5 with a 3.98 ERA and 10 saves this season with Miami.

 

 

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