Hernandez Breaks Rays Free Agent Streak
According to the Rays? official Twitter feed that?s a stretch of 1,207 consecutive games in which they did not use a starting pitcher who was acquired via major-league free agent contract. The last pitcher signed to a big-league deal who started for the Rays was Hideo Nomo on July 25, 2005.
Hernandez signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract with the Rays in December after barely pitching last season due to false identity charges (he used to be known as Fausto Carmona) and then an ankle injury.