04/26/2018 4:34 PM
GRAND PRAIRIE – The Texas AirHogs have announced the signing of another former big league left-hander. The team has inked White Sox, Twins and Rockies alum Pedro Hernandez to a deal for the 2018 season.
Born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Hernandez inked his first professional deal with the San Diego Padres. The Chicago White Sox acquired Hernandez prior to the 2012 season. The 5-10 southpaw debuted in the MLB with the Sox before spending 2013 with the Minnesota Twins. He posted a 3-3 record and a 6.83 ERA with the Twins in 2013, striking out 29 and walking 23.
Hernandez spent 2014 with the Colorado Rockies, splitting time between the MLB and AAA levels. He spent the summer of 2015 with the St. Paul Saints, going 8-3 with a 3.99 ERA. He has also pitched in the Mexican League for Aquascalientes and Quintana Roo as well as in the Venezuelan Winter League with Magallanes.
Across eight seasons of minor league baseball, Hernandez has compiled a 42-25 record and 3.94 ERA. The AirHogs acquired him in a trade with the Sussex County Miners on April 15. He officially signed with the team this week.
Hernandez joins fellow Rockies pitching alum Tyler Matzek with the AirHogs this season. Texas has now signed five former big leaguers over the last two seasons.
The AirHogs open their 2018 season May 18 vs. Fargo-Moorhead. First pitch at AirHogs Stadium is slated for 7:05 p.m. Individual tickets for the 2018 season are on sale now. Visit AirHogsBaseball.com for more information. For the latest news, follow the AirHogs on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @TXAirHogs.