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Hernandez Breaks Rays Free Agent Streak
Posted By Derek Lavezzo On April 4, 2013 @ 12:52 PM In Florida News,main feature,MLB | No Comments
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.
Source: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports Hardball Talk Hernandez Breaks Rays Free Agent Streak by Derek Lavezzo
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