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Texas Rangers activate pitcher Jonathan Hernandez

Sep 23, 2020; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Texas Rangers pitcher Jonathan Hernandez against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers activated right-handed pitcher Jonathan Hernandez from the 60-day injured list on Saturday.

Hernandez, 26, is now set to make his first appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery on April 12, 2021. Hernandez’s last action came in 2020, when he compiled a 5-1 record and a 2.90 ERA over 27 relief appearances.

For his career, Hernandez has a 7-2 record with a 3.40 ERA over 36 appearances (two starts).

During his rehab stint with Triple-A Round Rock this season, Hernandez appeared in 15 games, compiling a 4.05 ERA with 16 strikeouts over 13 1/3 innings. He also pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in an outing at Double-A Frisco.

Hernandez takes the roster space of right-hander A.J. Alexy, who was optioned to Triple-A. The Rangers also designated outfielder Zach Reks for assignment.

Alexy, 24, was rocked in his one big league appearance on July 15, surrendering three runs on three hits in two innings of work against the Seattle Mariners.

Reks, 28, batted .265 this season in 34 at-bats for the Rangers.

–Field Level Media