Rangers ready to cut ties with El Duque
The Rangers have told Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez that he is not going to be called up to the big leagues by Monday. Hernandez has an out on that day, meaning he can take his free agency. He is expected to do so.
Hernandez has a 2.45 ERA in eight relief appearances with the RedHawks but has not shown enough velocity or command to lead the Rangers to believe he is ready to pitch at the Major League level.