Red Sox reinstate left-handed pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez from 10-day injured list

Club Options Right-Handed Pitcher Robinson Leyer to Alternate Training Site

September 18th, 2020

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today reinstated left-handed pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez from the 10-day injured list. To make room for Hernandez on the active roster, the club optioned right-handed pitcher Robinson Leyer to the Alternate Training Site. 

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Hernandez, 23, was placed on the injured list on August 31 (retroactive to August 30) with a sprained left SC joint. He has not allowed a run in any of his three relief outings for the Red Sox this season, tossing 4.2 innings with seven strikeouts. The left-hander most recently pitched on August 29 against the Nationals, recording the final two outs of the third inning via strikeout. Hernandez made his major league debut for the Red Sox last season, striking out 38.8% of his batters faced (57 of 147) and posting a 4.45 ERA (15 ER/30.1 IP) over 29 appearances (one start).

Leyer, 27, made his major league debut this season after being selected to the roster on August 31. In six games (one start), the right-hander has allowed 11 runs and recorded nine strikeouts in 4.2 innings. Leyer is in his first full season in the organization, after pitching for Short-A Lowell and Double-A Portland in 2019. Signed by the White Sox as an international free agent in 2011, he has posted a 4.24 ERA (294 ER/623.1 IP) in 236 minor league appearances (84 starts) in the White Sox (2012-17), Reds (2018), Mariners (2019), and Red Sox (2019) organizations.