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Rangers' Jonathan Hernandez: Implodes for blown save

Hernandez (1-1) blew the save and took the loss against the Red Sox on Thursday, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks while recording only one out (on a strikeout). The Rangers carried a three-run lead into the ninth inning, and they turned to Hernandez to slam the door. The righty reliever clearly didn't have his best stuff, as he threw only 14 of 26 pitches for strikes and walked the first two batters he faced. Boston followed with a pair of hits to plate two runs, and after Hernandez struck out J.D. Martinez and issued an intentional walk to Christian Arroyo, two more Red Sox hits plated the tying and winning runs. Hernandez entered the contest with a 1.69 ERA, but that number ballooned to 3.86 following his first loss and first blown save of the campaign.
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Rangers' Jonathan Hernandez: Logs another save

Hernandez saved Thursday's 3-2 win against the White Sox, striking out two in a perfect ninth inning. Hernandez received a second straight save chance and delivered again with a stress-free outing. The 26-year-old has recorded saves in two of his last three appearances with five strikeouts across the outings and appears to be the new favorite to close games for Texas. He features a 2.57 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with seven strikeouts in seven innings.
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Rangers' Jonathan Hernandez: Notches first save

Hernandez saved Sunday's 5-2 win against the Angels, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning. Manager Chris Woodward turned to Hernandez for his fifth appearance of the campaign after Texas took the lead in the top of the ninth, and the 26-year-old delivered an easy frame. Texas has featured a revolving door at closer of late and Hernandez may be the new favorite, as he's permitted four baserunners with four strikeouts across five scoreless innings this season.
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Rangers activate RHP Jonathan Hernandez

The Texas Rangers activated right-handed pitcher Jonathan Hernandez from the 60-day injured list on Saturday. Hernandez, 26, is now set to make his first appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery on April 12, 2021. Hernandez's last action came in 2020, when he compiled a 5-1 record and a 2.90 ERA over 27 relief appearances.
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Rangers' Jonathan Hernandez: Activated off injured list

Hernandez (elbow) was activated off the 60-day injured list Saturday. Hernandez is finally ready to go after making his way back from Tommy John surgery, a procedure he underwent in April of 2021. He made 16 rehab appearances, posting a solid 3.60 ERA but a worryingly high 19.7 percent walk rate. Prior to his long absence, Hernandez looked like a potential closer for the Rangers. The team is currently using a closer committee, so Hernandez could get the chance to stake his claim for the role at some point, but he may need some lower-leverage outings first to prove that the control issues he showed in the minors were merely temporary.
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Rangers' Jonathan Hernandez: Walks two in rehab debut

Hernandez (elbow) walked two and struck out one over two-thirds of a scoreless inning for Triple-A Round Rock on Friday. Hernandez kicked off a rehab assignment with the Express, his first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2021. The right-hander had been a starter in the minors but served as high-leverage reliever for the Rangers prior to his injury. It's not yet clear now many rehab appearances he'll need before he's ready to be activated from the 60-day injured list.
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Rangers' Jonathan Hernandez: Rehab assignment at Triple-A

Hernandez (elbow) was sent to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday for a rehab assignment. He underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2021 and is now almost 14 months removed from the procedure. The rehab assignment will likely be lengthy, but once healthy, Hernandez should join the big-league bullpen.
ARLINGTON, TX
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Rangers' Jonathan Hernandez: Appears in extended spring game

Hernandez (elbow) tossed a scoreless inning Tuesday in his appearance at an extended spring training game, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. Fellow rehabbing reliever Jose Leclerc (elbow) also made an appearance Tuesday, but he's already been pitching in games for about a week and should be ready to head out on a minor-league rehab assignment as soon as next week. Hernandez doesn't look to be too far behind Leclerc, with both tracking toward returns from the 60-day injured list at some point in June. With Joe Barlow having thus far converted all seven of his save chances, Hernandez isn't likely to challenge for the closing role once activated, but he could fill a key late-inning role for Texas.
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Rangers' Jonathan Hernandez: Trending towards June return

Hernandez (elbow) is trending towards a return in mid-to-late June, Chris Halicke of SI.com reports. Hernandez was thought to have a chance to close last season before a preseason elbow injury wound up requiring Tommy John surgery in April. He's said to be slightly behind teammate Jose Leclerc, who underwent the same procedure in late March. Either pitcher could push for the closer role in the second half, as presumptive favorite Joe Barlow is hardly an inner-circle option for the spot, though that would require them pitching at close to full strength immediately after returning to action.
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Rangers' Jonathan Hernandez: Resumes mound work

Hernandez (elbow) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. Along with Hernandez, fellow rehabbing reliever Jose Leclerc (elbow) also threw a side session as the two work their way back from the Tommy John surgeries they underwent last spring. As relievers, Hernandez and Leclerc should both have slightly shorter recovery timelines than a starting pitcher rehabbing from Tommy John, but the two are still likely to open the campaign on the 60-day injured list.
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Spencer Patton, Jonathan Hernandez look to solidify Rangers' bullpen

Spencer Patton’s successful return to the majors in 2021 flew somewhat under the radar, but the 34-year-old righty emerged as a key reliever for the Rangers, pitching to a 3.83 ERA with a 27.9% strikeout rate, an 8.7% walk rate and a 41.3% ground-ball rate in 42 1/3 innings of work. That came on the heels of a strong four-year run with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars in Japan and marked Patton’s first big league action since a 2016 run with the Cubs. Prior to this past season, Patton carried a 6.26 ERA in 54 2/3 big league frames.
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Jonathan Hernandez undergoes Tommy John surgery

Rangers right-hander Jonathan Hernandez underwent Tommy John surgery on Monday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. He won’t return to the mound until sometime in 2022. Meanwhile, fellow Rangers righty reliever Matt Bush will miss at least 12 weeks with a flexor strain. It’s an unfortunate but not...
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Rangers ALERT: Jonathan Hernández Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

Texas Rangers right-handed pitcher Jonathan Hernández had Tommy John surgery on Monday, which was announced by president of baseball operations Jon Daniels. The procedure went as expected, and was performed by team physician Dr. Keith Meister. Hernández's initial prognosis was four weeks of rest after an MRI showed a low-grade...
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Rangers RHP Jonathan Hernandez shut down at least four weeks with elbow strain

Young Rangers right-hander Jonathan Hernandez will be shut down for at least the next four weeks after being diagnosed with a “low-grade” sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, tweets Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. The team is not yet anticipating surgery will be necessary, but the shutdown means Texas will be without one of the most promising members of its bullpen for an extended period.
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