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Roberto Hernandez to join Indians’ rotation Wednesday

Aug 11, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT

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UPDATE: According to Nick Camino of WTAM in Cleveland, Indians manager Manny Acta said that Hernandez will start Wednesday against the Angels.

2:01 PM: Roberto Hernandez hasn’t pitched for the Indians this season after being arrested in January on false identity charges in his native Dominican Republic, but that should change very soon.

According to Nick Camino of WTAM in Cleveland, Indians manager Manny Acta said Hernandez will likely get called up to start next week, either against Angels or Athletics.

Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, has a 4.07 ERA and 20/4 K/BB ratio over 24 1/3 innings over his first four tune-up starts in the minors. This includes seven-innings of one-run ball with Triple-A Columbus last night. He’s eligible to return from his three-week suspension today, but the Indians will presumably wait until his turn in the rotation to activate him.

Hernandez has a 4.59 ERA over six seasons in the majors, all with Cleveland. He posted a 5.25 ERA and 109/60 K/BB ratio in 188 2/3 innings last season.

  1. dondada10 - Aug 11, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    I can see the Indians moving on. If he makes 2 good starts I could see a team taking a chance on him with the Indians eating a good amount of money.

  2. tribefever - Aug 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Clown^^. The Indians have Fausto/Roberto under control for cheap next year. No way he is cut/traded this year.

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