|Mar. 10 5:35 AM PT6:35 AM MT7:35 AM CT8:35 AM ET8:35 ET13:35 GMT21:35 6:35 AM MST8:35 AM EST7:35 AM CST9:05 AM VEN17:35 UAE7:35 AM CT-Hernandez has been shut down from pitching for at least four weeks because of a ligament sprain in his right elbow. Rangers general manager Chris Young said Tuesday that an MRI revealed a low-grade ulnar collateral ligament sprain after the right-hander felt something when throwing his last batting practice session.
Analysis: Hernandez had a breakout 2020, when he was 5-1 with a 2.90 ERA in 27 appearances in the pandemic-shortened 60-game season. He had 31 strikeouts and eight walks in 31 innings. While Hernandez didn't have any save opportunities, he pitched in some high-leverage situations. The Rangers expected to use him in a similar role this year, with maybe some opportunities as the closer. Jose Leclerc is coming back from a shoulder injury the closer sustained a week into last season.
|2019||Tex||2||1||0 - 0||9||2||0||16.2||14||10||8||3||13||0||19||1.62||4.32|
|2020||Tex||5||1||0 - 0||27||0||0||31.0||24||10||10||2||8||0||31||1.03||2.90|
|Career||7||2||0 - 0||36||2||0||47.2||38||20||18||5||21||0||50||1.24||3.40|