The Philadelphia Phillies inked 30-year old righty reliever David Hernandez with the idea of using him as the new closer. He pitched in 40 games (0 starts) for the Diamondbacks last year and he was 1-5 with a 4.28 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. He has now pitched in 309 games (27 starts) so far in his Major League career and he is 25-35 with 19 saves, a 4.15 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. But, he has been much better as a reliever so far in his career. In his 282 games out of the pen so far in his career, he is 20-20 with 19 saves, a 3.46 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. Hernandez has only allowed 217 hits while whiffing 323 batters in 273 1/3 innings as a reliever so far in his career and those are closer worthy numbers. The Phillies are making a good gamble on Hernandez, as I have always thought that he has closer type stuff.