Thursday, December 12, 2013

Report: Phillies Sign Starter Roberto Hernandez

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
December 12, 2013, 10:35 a.m.
@Philabaseball

According to several reports, the Phillies and starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez have reached an agreement on a contract.

A source close to the Phillies told the Review on Thursday morning the deal is pending a physical and may not be announced until next week.

Hernandez pitched last year with the Rays, compiling a 4.89 ERA in 32 appearances (24 starts). He likely will slide into the back of the Phillies rotation.

A two-time All-Star, the eight-year veteran spent the first seven years of his career in Cleveland before signing with Tampa as a free agent last year.  

Originally known as Fausto Carmona, Hernandez was found in 2011 to be using a fake name to obtain a visa in the United States.

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