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Hernandez Assigned To Trash Pandas

May 14, 2024 - Southern League (SL)
Rocket City Trash Pandas News Release


MADISON, ALABAMA - The Los Angeles Angels have assigned right-handed pitcher Aaron Hernandez to the Rocket City Trash Pandas on Tuesday.

In a pair of corresponding moves, right-handed pitcher Alan Rangel was placed on the seven-day injured list and right-handed-pitcher Erik Martinez was taken off the injured list and assigned to Single-A Inland Empire

This puts the Trash Pandas roster at 26 players.

Hernandez began the 2024 season with Triple-A Salt Lake, making two appearances with a win in two innings pitched and two strikeouts. The 27-year-old had spent the entire 2023 season with the Bees, making 11 appearances out of the bullpen.

Most recently, Hernandez was with the ACL Angels on a rehab assignment.

Hernandez was a member of the Trash Pandas during the 2022 season on a team that made a trip to the Southern League playoffs. During that season, Hernandez finished with a 3-4 record and three saves with a 5.48 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 35 appearances with three starts.

Playing collegiately at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Hernandez became the seventh player in program history with 100 strikeouts in a single season, doing so in 2018. Hernandez was drafted by the Angels later that year, being selected in the third round with the 93rd overall pick.

Rocket City Trash Pandas Roster Moves - May 14, 2024

RHP Aaron Hernandez assigned to Double-A Rocket City from ACL Angels

RHP Alan Rangel assigned to 7-day injured list from Double-A Rocket City

RHP Erik Martinez assigned to Single-A Inland Empire from Double-A Rocket City


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