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Rays finalize one-year deal with Roberto Hernandez

Dec 18, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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Making official what was reported as nearly done last week, the Rays have agreed to a one-year contract with Roberto Hernandez (formerly known as Fausto Carmona).

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times he’ll get $3.25 million in guaranteed money and $1.85 million in potential incentives, which is a pretty nice score for a guy who threw all of 14 innings this year and has posted an ERA below 5.00 once since 2008.

Hernandez is expected to compete for a rotation spot, but Topkin notes that some of his incentives are based on relief appearances. Carmona hasn’t worked as a reliever since his rookie season with the Indians in 2006.

  1. darthicarus - Dec 18, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    I surely hope they pull out Roberto Hernandez’s jersey from the Devil Rays days out of the closet for the ex. Mr. Carmona.

  2. clevelandschronic2 - Dec 18, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Lmfao. Good luck with this loser.

  3. crazycossack - Dec 18, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Rays always seem to able chicken salad out of chicken shit.

    • ravenscaps48 - Dec 18, 2012 at 6:40 PM

      Best analogy ever

  4. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins - Dec 18, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    The delay was probably due to him signing the wrong name several times.

    But seriously though, watch as we turn him into another good pitcher turned bad turned good again.

  5. ravenscaps48 - Dec 18, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    He’ll win 7-10 Games with a 3-3.5 ERA.

  6. snowbirdgothic - Dec 18, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    And with that, Jeff Niemann should start packing his bags, most likely for Anaheim.

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