Saturday, February 21, 2009

Carlos Hernandez Will Start Spring Training Opener

Carlos HernandezIra Kaufman has this from manager Joe Maddon on Carlos Hernandez getting the start in Wednesday's spring training opener:
Manager Joe Maddon said he is intrigued by the 28-year-old southpaw, who was signed to a minor-league contract last summer but hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2004 due to a succession of shoulder injuries.

"He’s a very competitive young man and I think there’s a lot left there," Maddon said regarding Hernandez, who posted a 1.04 ERA in six starts with Vero Beach last year. "There’s something about him I like."

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