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.


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10 Comments on "Red Sox Claim Gaby Hernandez; Designate Manuel"


universalguru
5 years 5 months 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.

5 years 5 months ago

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

Guest
5 years 5 months 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.

Suzysman
5 years 5 months 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?)

5 years 5 months ago

I believe only trade waivers are league-specific, and outright waivers are not.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

suzysman, you’ve been outsmarted for the first time ever!!!!!

LTDm206
5 years 5 months ago

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

5 years 5 months ago

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 years 5 months ago

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

philpbarnes
5 years 5 months 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.