According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com the Phillies have reached an agreement with free agent right-hander Roberto Hernandez, formally Fausto Carmona.

According to reports, the deal with Hernandez is one-year deal slightly above $4.5M.  Apparently he had higher offers to go elsewhere, but rooted for the Phillies growing up and choose to sign here.

Hernandez had a 4.89 ERA and 113/38 K/BB ratio in 151 innings over 24 starts and eight relief appearances this past season with the Rays.


Many might remember Hernandez's best season, which came back in 2007 when he finished fourth in the American League Cy Young voting after posting a 3.06 ERA in 215 innings for the Indians. However, he suffered a hip injury back during the 2008 campaign and likely impacted his 2009 season as well.  In 2010, Hernandez came back strong with Cleveland, posting a 3.77 ERA in 210 1/3 innings and earning his first All-Star selection.