Ariel Hernandez, we barely knew ya. After all the fun and excitement of Hernandez’s big league debut, he has been sent back to Double-A Pensacola from whence he came. Barrett Astin will return to Cincinnati (again) to take Hernandez’s place on the roster.
#Reds option RHP Ariel Hernandez to AA Pensacola, recall RHP Barrett Astin
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) April 25, 2017
It was fun while it lasted.
But Hernandez will be back very, very soon, I imagine. Last night was just a taste of what’s to come. He likely won’t be available for a few days, and bringing Astin back gives the Reds another bullpen arm that can be used immediately.
That brings up the next question:
Ariel Hernandez is the 8th #Reds player to make his MLB debut this season. No other team has more than 3 such players.
— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) April 25, 2017
Who will be MLB-debut number 9 for the Reds this season?