Jaime with the Atlanta Braves
|Saraperos de Saltillo – No. 51|
August 2, 1987 |
San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
|June 20, 2014, for the Atlanta Braves|
(through 2015 season)
|Earned run average||5.93|
Juan Jose Jaime Hernandez (born August 2, 1987) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican Baseball League. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves and with the Chunichi Dragons of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB)
Jaime signed as an amateur free agent with the Washington Nationals. In 2007, Jaime pitched for the Nationals team in the rookie-level Dominican Summer League. He logged a total of 26⅔ innings in 14 relief appearances, winning 3 games, losing none, and recording a 1.35 ERA. During this span, he struck out 34 batters while issuing just 14 bases on balls.
Jaime missed all of the 2010 and 2011 seasons due to Tommy John surgery, returning to baseball in 2012 with High-A Lynchburg. As the team's closer, in 42 appearances, he was 1-3 with a 3.16 ERA and 18 saves, striking out 73 in 51.1 innings. Jaime played 2013 with Double-A Mississippi, where in 35 appearances, he was 2-5 with a 4.07 ERA, striking out 70 in 42 innings. Jaime began 2014 with Triple-A Gwinnett, where in 27 appearances as the team's closer, he was 1-0 with a 2.39 ERA and 13 saves, striking out 40 in 26.1 innings.
On June 19, 2014, Jaime was called up to Atlanta, replacing the injured Pedro Beato. The next day, he made his major league debut, registering two strikeouts and preserving a tie in one inning of extra inning work against the team that originally signed him, the Washington Nationals.
Jaime was designated for assignment by the Braves on April 13, 2015.
Los Angeles Dodgers
On May 27, 2015, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers (with Alberto Callaspo, Eric Stults and Ian Thomas) in exchange for Juan Uribe and Chris Withrow. He spent the rest of the season in the Dodgers farm system.
Jaime signed with the Chunichi Dragons of Nippon Professional Baseball on December 1, 2015. On 29 October, it was confirmed that Jaime would be released from the Dragons along with Ricardo Nanita, Leyson Septimo, Drew Naylor and Anderson Hernandez.
Saraperos de Saltillo
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- "中日ナニータら外国人５選手と契約更新せず (Nanita and 4 other foreign players not given renewals)" (in Japanese). Sports Nikkan. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- "中日 ナニータ、エルナンデスら外国人５選手が戦力外 成績残せず (Chunichi: Nanita, Hernandez and 3 others released; did not leave an impact)" (in Japanese). Sponichi. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.