The #Reds today signed RHP David Hernández to a 2-year major league contract.
The Reds' 40-man roster is now full. pic.twitter.com/GgrxTDabTP
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) January 30, 2018
Quick breakdown on Hernandez. He turns 33 in May. He pitched for the LA Angels and Arizona Diamondbacks last year.
Solid reliever. Career SIERA 3.70. Strikeout and ground ball rate about league average for relievers. Walk-rate half the league rate, which is good. Hernandez had an exceptionally good 2017 season.
Money: Hernandez signed for 2 years and will make $2.5 million/year plus incentives that could reach a total of $7 million.
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