It’s only short-term, however Darwinzon Hernandez is getting a chance.
The gifted Purple Sox prospect will probably be added to the lively roster as the 26th man for the second recreation of a doubleheader on Tuesday night time towards the Tigers.
“I feel where we’re as far as guys pitching at present, rest, all that, he’s rested and we will use him for more than six outs,” manager Alex Cora stated.
The 22-yr-previous lefty had a powerful spring training, when he struck out 12 in eleven innings of one-run ball. His mid-90s heater and wipeout breaking ball look like huge-league caliber, but his command and composure are focal points for his improvement in Double-A Portland this yr.
He has 15 strikeouts and 7 walks in 10 innings whereas having allowed two earned runs for the Sea Canine.
He’s been a starter within the minors, however projets as more of a reliever within the huge leagues.
“That’s one thing we’ll speak as a corporation,” Cora stated. “I really like what I noticed in spring coaching when he started and got here out of the bullpen. At the moment is we have now to benefit from the 26th man and he’s the guy right here.”
Rookie Travis Lakins can also be getting his first massive league motion, as the appropriate-handed Lakins was referred to as as much as exchange lefty Bobby Poyner, as first reported by the Pawtucket Times. A sixth-spherical decide in 2015, Lakins had 10 strikeouts to at least one stroll in eight innings with a 3.38 ERA for Triple-A Pawtucket this yr.