Yoel Hernández (baseball)
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April 15, 1980 |
Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
|May 5, 2007, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 19, 2007, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||5.28|
|Innings pitched||15 ⅓|
Yoel Alejandro Hernández (born April 15, 1980) is a Venezuelan professional baseball relief pitcher who is currently a free agent. Listed at 6' 2", 210 lb., Hernández bats and throws right-handed. He was born in Ciudad Bolívar, Bolívar state.
Hernández was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as a free agent in 1998 and was added to the Phillies 40-man roster prior to the 2005 season. At the time he owned the best slider in the organization, according to Baseball America.
From 2000 through 2006, Hernández posted a 34–36 record with a 3.45 ERA and 17 saves in 204 games at five different levels. In 2000, he was selected to the Gulf Coast League All-Star team. He then started 2007 with the Triple-A Ottawa Lynx, where he went 1-0 with a 1.74 and six saves before joining the Phillies in May as a replacement for injured Tom Gordon.