Red Sox Claim Gaby Hernandez; Designate Manuel

The Red Sox claimed righty Gaby Hernandez off waivers from the Mariners, according to a team press release.  He'd had been designated for assignment when the Ms signed Ryan Garko.  Hernandez, 24 in May, posted a 6.0 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, and 5.23 ERA in 146.3 Triple A innings last year.  The Red Sox claiming Hernandez means all but a handful of MLB clubs passed on him.

To make room for Hernandez, the Red Sox designated pitcher Robert Manuel for assignment.  They'd claimed him from the Mariners off waivers in November.  Manuel, 26, posted a 2.88 ERA, 6.7 K/9, and 2.2 BB/9 in Triple A last year.

Yusmeiro Petit, designated to make room for Erik Bedard, cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Mariners' Triple A Tacoma club.


10 Responses to Red Sox Claim Gaby Hernandez; Designate Manuel Leave a Reply

  1. universalguru 5 years ago

    I thought I read that no one claimed him and he was outrighted to Tacoma? Bizarre, no big loss though. I guess that’s the end of the M’s Arthur Rhodes connection.

    • MLB.com Transactions page jumped the gun on that last night.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        Gaby Hernandez is going to be a star I’m telling you guys. He had a rough ’09 in Tacoma but watch we will see him in a year or two.

  2. Suzysman 5 years ago

    “The Red Sox claiming Hernandez means all but a handful of MLB clubs passed on him.”

    Not to nitpick, but wouldnt it mean all but a handful of “American League” teams passed on him? Doesnt the process first offer him to the league he is in (order being opposite standings) then to the other league? (or am I having a brain-fart here?)

  3. LTDm206 5 years ago

    I surprised no one wanted Petit. He showed promise with the D’backs. High K rate at least.

  4. All former Mets prospects, if you throw in Jacobs thats 4 players drafted and/or signed by the Mets that are near AAAA rated players. I guess Omar giving up 7 players Heilman, Chavez & Smith Plus 4 prospects (Carerra, Vargas, Carp & Cleto) for essentially Sean Green was a fair trade.

  5. The Mets need new ownership, gm, mgr, scouting Dept and philosophy Pay ABOVE SLOT! Former MetFan Who Is Waiting Out New Ownership.

  6. philpbarnes 5 years ago

    Always liked Gaby Hernandez… thought he had a bright future. Hopefully he still will. If nothing else, hes a better guy to have in Pawtucket than having to give Billy Traber starts.

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