Óscar Hernández: OUR D-backs Spring Training Player of the Week

By Shane Philipps/Jackson Gaskins / Reno Aces | March 6, 2017 7:32 PM ET


Catcher Óscar Hernández has been selected as OUR D-backs Spring Training Player of the Week (2/25-3/5) after batting .357 (5-for-14) with two home runs in back-to-back games, five RBI and three runs scored.

The 23-year-old catcher spent a majority of his 2016 campaign with Single-A Advanced Visalia and Double-A Mobile before ending the year with Arizona, playing in four games for the Diamondbacks.

Hernandez received his first call-up on July 12, 2015, debuting as a pinch runner against the New York Mets. He recorded his first hit six days later with a double off of Jake Peavy (San Francisco Giants). He caught 18 games total for Arizona in 2015.

The Venezuela-native is in his third season in the Diamondbacks' organization after being selected first overall in the 2014 MLB Rule 5 Draft. He originally signed with Tampa Bay as a non-drafted free agent on Aug. 14, 2009.

The Diamondbacks continued today into their second full week of Spring Training games. Arizona currently boasts a 6-5 record, tied for sixth in the National League standings. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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