Chuck Hernandez

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Carlo Amado Hernandez

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Chuck Hernandez pitched five seasons in the minors with the New York Yankees (1979-1983) and Chicago White Sox (1983). A broken arm ended his career and he spent all of 1984 rehabbing before beginning his coaching career.

He was the pitching coach for the GCL White Sox (1985), Palm Springs Angels (1986), Midland Angels (1987), and Edmonton Trappers (1988-1990), before becoming the California Angels roving minor league pitching instructor in 1991. He was a member of the California Angels coaching staff from 1992 to 1996.

Hernandez spent 1997 to 2003 as a coach in the minor leagues with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization, coaching for the St. Petersburg Devil Rays in 1997. He returned to the majors as the Devil Rays pitching coach in 2004 and 2005. He then was the Detroit Tigers pitching coach from 2006 to 2008. In 2009, he was named bullpen coach of the Cleveland Indians.

Hernandez returned to the minors as pitching coach of the GCL Phillies in 2010-2011. He also added the role of pitching coach for the University of South Florida in 2011. In 2013, he was named pitching coach of the Miami Marlins, staying until the end of the 2015 season. In 2017, he became the pitching coach of the Atlanta Braves, staying until the end of the 2018 season. In 2019, he moved to the New York Mets as bullpen coach but was fired on June 20th alongside pitching coach Dave Eiland as the Mets' pitchers were badly underperforming.

Hernandez is the brother-in-law of former major leaguers Nardi Contreras and Rich Monteleone.

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