Giants sign reliever David Hernandez

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Giants have signed reliever David Hernandez to a minor league contract.

Mildly surprising that Hernandez had to settle for a minor league contract, but the free agent racket has become a tough one in recent years. As it is, he posted an ERA of 3.84 and struck out 80 batters in 72.2 innings while walking 32. That’s not amazing but he’s a useful bullpen piece in a game filled with teams who scramble for bullpen help in the middle of every season. Oh well.

Hernandez stands at least a moderate chance of making the Giants out of spring training.