With the ability to add a 26th man to the active roster, the Red Sox will add a promising arm.
For the second time in a week, the Boston Red Sox will be calling up a promising young prospect. This time it will be the left-hander, Darwinzon Hernandez, that made a name for himself throughout Spring Training. The report came via the Boston Globe’s, Alex Speier.
Further on the Darwinzon Hernandez theme: He’s no longer Tuesday’s scheduled starter in Double A Portland. Matt Kent is now scheduled to make the start. https://t.co/lMqpnPVP9z— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) April 23, 2019
In his brief stint with the Red Sox, he posted a 0.82 ERA and a 9.8 K/9 in the spring. While being assigned to Double A Portland to begin the season, Hernandez has posted a 1.80 ERA over two starts.
It’s a bit of a surprise that the Sox opted to promote Hernandez for what appears to be a brief stint with the big league club. It was announced on Monday that Hector Velazquez would be starting Game Two of the double header, which presumably would allow for the prospect to enter as the “long man” for that game.
The Red Sox are grooming the young prospect as a starter, but in the short term, it’s hard to ignore that the value that a hard throwing lefty brings to the organization. It’s worth noting that he’ll only be available for Game Two, but should bring additional excitement to a full day of baseball at Fenway Park.