The Diamondbacks didn’t make waves during Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline, but they did add a few pieces that were needed to make a post season run.
After adding right fielder J.D. Martinez two weeks ago, they got some much needed help at shortstop by adding Adam Rosales, and brought back David Hernandez.
Martinez has already turned some heads since going the club, with five of his seven hits leaving the ballpark.
Rosales should make an immediate impact with Chris Owings and Nick Ahmed both on the 60-day DL.
Hernandez could end up being the key piece that the D-backs needs though. His projected role will be as a seventh inning man just a head of setup man Archie Bradley and closer Fernando Rodney. This has been a tough spot all season for the D-backs with three different pitchers handling the responsibility.
Hernandez was with the Diamondback from 2011-2015 and ranks among franchise leaders by a reliever in categories including holds, games, and strikeouts.
This is not the same team he was with back then though, this time they are in the playoff hunt!