The Orioles Trade for Darwinzon Hernández

Hernández is the latest addition to the Orioles’ 40-man roster.

The Baltimore Orioles have traded for LHP Darwinzon Hernández in exchange for cash considerations. The acquisition of Hernández meant that a demotion was needed to keep the roster at 40, and thus Lewin Diaz was DFA’d pending a waiver claim.

The 26-year-old Hernández is a high velocity reliever who has struggled with command in the past. He has a three-pitch arsenal that includes a 4-seam fastball, a slider, and a curveball. Expect Hernández to add depth to a bullpen lacking in left-handed hurlers.

Below is MLB’s official press release:

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired left-handed pitcher DARWINZON HERNANDEZ from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations.

Hernandez, 26, went 0-1 with a 21.60 ERA (16 ER/6.2 IP), 14 hits, 17 total runs, four home runs, two hit batters, eight walks, and nine strikeouts in seven games with the Red Sox last season. He also appeared in 23 games (seven starts) for Triple-A Worcester in 2022. The left-hander is 3-4 with a 5.06 ERA (48 ER/85.1 IP) in 91 career MLB games (one start), all with Boston since 2019, including a 3.17 mark (17 ER/48.1 IP) in 55 combined games from 2020-21. A native of Venezuela, he was originally signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent in 2013. 

Additionally, infielder LEWIN DÍAZ has been designated for assignment. The Orioles’ 40-man roster currently has 40 players.

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