The Tampa Bay Rays have awarded Roberto Hernandez the fifth and final spot in their rotation to start the season. Hernandez signed a $3.25 million contract with the team this offense which includes nearly $2 million in additional incentives.
Hernandez made just three starts last season while his identify as Fausto Carmona was exposed to be a fraud.
The now 32-year-old right handed Hernandez had a 5.33 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP this spring. He was awarded the rotation spot over Jeff Niemann.
Expectations should be low on Hernandez who has not had an ERA below 5 since 2010 and has only two of his seven big league seasons with a sub 5 ERA.