The 66ers added yet another pitcher to the disabled list, as left-handed reliever Eswarlin Jimenez (2-5, 5.65 ERA) was placed on the seven-day DL. The Sixers currently have seven pitchers on the disabled list.
“He had some shoulder weakness,” Sixers manager Bill Haselman said. “His velocity was off.”
Haselman said they will have no idea how serious the injury is until they get a report on Jimenez back from the doctor.
In Jimenez’s place, the Sixers got left-hander Matt Hernandez, whom the Angels drafted in the 23rd round this year out of the University of Houston.
Hernandez had a 3.12 ERA in 8 2/3 innings in the rookie-level Arizona League, but in his last three outings (7 2/3 innings), he allowed three hits, no runs while striking out six.