With the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012
September 7, 1987 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|May 21, 2012 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
(through 2012 season)
|Runs batted in||13|
Hernandez signed with the Detroit Tigers in April 2005. In 2007, as a member of the West Michigan Whitecaps, he was named a Midwest League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star, was named Midwest League MVP, and competed in the All-Star Futures Game for the World Team. On October 29, 2007, Hernández was traded by the Detroit Tigers along with pitcher Jair Jurrjens to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for shortstop Edgar Rentería.
Hernández was called the fifth-best prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization by Baseball America. On June 3, 2009, the Braves traded Hernández along with Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Nate McLouth.
On May 18, 2012, he was called up to the big league club. He made his major league debut on May 21, and struck out as a pinch hitter. On May 27, he got his first major league hit, a 2-run single off Chicago Cubs pitcher Michael Bowden.
Kansas City Royals
On November 23, 2013 Hernandez re-signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals.
Awards and honors
- Gulf Coast League Post Season All-Star (2006)
- Midwest League All-Star (2007)
- 3x All-Star Futures Game participant (2007, 2008, 2010)
- Midwest League MVP (2007)
- Midwest League Postseason All-Star (2007)
- Midwest League All-Star (2008)