Rays Reported to Have Interest In Orioles’ Hernandez

According to a report in the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles have discussed trading right-hander David Hernandez to the Rays for shortstop Jason Bartlett, but the report went on to say that a deal seems unlikely at this juncture.

Bartlett will be in his final year as an arbitration eligible player after earning $4 million in 2010.
In addition, the Rays have Reid Brignac waiting in the wings to take over at shortstop. Hernandez can start or relieve, but the Rays would likely be interested in him as a bullpen piece given the strength of their starting rotation.

–Bill Chastain

1 Comment

Think it is more that Baltimore has a want for Jason Bartlett as a change at the shortstop position.
Not sure if D Hernandez would be an upgrade for the Rays considering I have more faith in Andy Sonnanstine than Hernandez, even as a long reliever.
Maybe the O’s can kick in Rhyne Hughes to give the Rays a good First Base prospect ( he was a Rays prospect).

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