Yoel Hernández (baseball)

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Yoel Hernández
Free agent
Relief pitcher
Born: (1980-04-15) April 15, 1980 (age 37)
Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 5, 2007, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
August 19, 2007, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0-0
Earned run average 5.28
Strikeouts/Walks 13/1
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.

In between, Hernández has pitched for several teams of the Mexican League as well as for the Águilas del Zulia, Leones del Caracas and Navegantes del Magallanes clubs of the Venezuelan Winter League.

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