Former San Diego Padres prospect Osvaldo Hernández has signed with the Fargo-Moorehead Redhawks of the American Association. The 24 year old who was released by the Friars prior to the start of the minor league season is looking to resuscitate his career and likely draw the eye of another MLB organization or maybe even a foreign team.
Hernández was once a heralded signing for the Californians in 2017 for the sum 2.5 million dollars and was supposed to be a key pitcher in future for the club, but that never materialized. The southpaw sported a record of 22-23 during his five seasons on the farm with San Diego and in 355 innings pitched posted an ERA of 3.78.
His best season in the minors was in 2018 with the Fort Wayne TipCaps, during that campaign he was 11-4 and led the Midwest league with a sterling 1.81 earned run average. That campaign he also fanned a career high 94 batters and had an impeccable WHIP of 1.20. In the likes of Hernández the Redhawks are getting an experienced hurler with plenty of minor league seasoning to help their pitching rotation.
Daniel Pérez (INF) Sioux City Explorers
Osvaldo Hernández (LHP) Fargo Moorehead Redhawks
J.C. Escarra (C) Kansas City Monarchs *
Willie Abreu (INF) Sioux Falls Canaries *
Adeiny Hechavarria (SS) Long Island Ducks
Ray Hernández (3B) Gastonia Honey Hunters *
Yoel Yanqui (IF-OF) Evansville Otters
Yanio Luis Pérez (IF) Sussex Miners
Willie Escala (IF) Sussex Miners *