|Mar 10 5:35 Mat. PT6:35 Mat. MT7:35 Mat. CT8:35 Mat. ET8:35 HE13:35 GMT21:35 6:35 Mat. MST8:35 Mat. EST7:35 Mat. CST9:05 Mat. VEN17:35 UAE7:35 Mat. CT-Hernandez has been shut down from pitching for at least four weeks because of a ligament sprain in his right elbow. Rangers general manager Chris Young said Tuesday that an MRI revealed a low-grade ulnar collateral ligament sprain after the right-hander felt something when throwing his last batting practice session.
Analyse: Hernandez had a breakout 2020, when he was 5-1 with a 2.90 ERA in 27 appearances in the pandemic-shortened 60-game season. He had 31 strikeouts and eight walks in 31 innings. While Hernandez didn't have any save opportunities, he pitched in some high-leverage situations. The Rangers expected to use him in a similar role this year, with maybe some opportunities as the closer. Jose Leclerc is coming back from a shoulder injury the closer sustained a week into last season.