Saturday, December 23, 2006

Hernandez Signs with Red Sox

If you needed proof that teams are in desperate needs of pitching, look no further than Boston. They just signed Runelvys Hernandez to a minor league deal and then invited him to Spring Training hoping that he can "deepen" their bullpen. Hernandez will get $655,000 for a one year contract and he'll have the chance to earn an additional $1.5 million in bonuses.

Even though Hernandez had his moments in a Royal blue uniform, his career statistics are atrocious. He's 25-33 in 78 starts with a 5.38 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and .284 BAA. Last season he was even worse, going 6-10 with a 6.48 ERA, 1.76 WHIP, and a stunning .327 BAA. He couldn't get anybody out. But it's not like the Red Sox dumped a bunch of money in his lap. They took a small risk in hopes that the other Runelvys Hernandez will show up.

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