Oscar Hernandez is Going to the Arizona Fall League

By Thomas Lynch

Aug 1, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Oscar Hernandez (23) bats against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Usually, news like this comes out a little later in the season. Thanks to Jack Magruder at fanragsports.com we know that Arizona Diamondbacks’ catcher Oscar Hernandez will be spending time in the Arizona Fall League. The 22-year old Hernandez has played sparingly behind starter Welington Castillo and backup Jarrod Saltalamacchia, with most of his at-bats coming as a pinch-hitter.

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Hernandez was taken in the Rule 5 Draft from the Tampa Bay Rays on December 11, 2014. As per the draft’s rules, the player selected must remain on the team’s 25-man roster for the entire season. He can not be optioned or designated to the Minors. It wasn’t an issue early on for the D-backs as Hernandez was placed on the disabled list before the season started with a broken bone in his hand. He was activated on July 4th and made his Major League debut on July 12th. Hernandez has three hits in 30 plate appearances and last started a game on August 6th.

Stay with venomstrikes as the remainder of the D-backs’ Arizona Fall League roster should be announced pretty soon.